NVIDIA GeForce 940M vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

NVIDIA GeForce 940M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

General info

Comparison of GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Vega
Code name
GM108
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
13 March 2015
 
7 January 2018

Technical specs

GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
192
Core clock speed
1072 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
1176 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
33 Watt
 
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Texture fill rate
28.22
 
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Floating-point performance
903.2 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
 
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Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3
 
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Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
+
 
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Optimus
+
 
-
GameWorks
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
GeForce Experience
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.5
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce 940M 0.92
RX Vega 3 0.98 +6.5%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GeForce 940M 123311 +49.8%
RX Vega 3 82314

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GeForce 940M 8819 +3.3%
RX Vega 3 8536

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce 940M 1422 +35%
RX Vega 3 1053

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GeForce 940M 1622 +39.6%
RX Vega 3 1162

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GeForce 940M 2406 +51.3%
RX Vega 3 1590

3DMark Vantage Performance

GeForce 940M 7531 +38.4%
RX Vega 3 5441

Passmark

GeForce 940M 1073
RX Vega 3 1149 +7.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
101 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 940M

More pipelines (384 vs 192)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Optimus Support
NVIDIAGameWorksSupport

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

6.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 13 March 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, 940M or RX Vega 3?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 940M and AMD Radeon RX Vega 3. The differences in performance seem too small.
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