NVIDIA GeForce 940M vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Comparison of GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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.
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x8
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
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.
APIs supported by GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
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 4.36
RX Vega 3 4.57 +4.8%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GeForce 940M 123311 +52.7%
RX Vega 3 80755
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GeForce 940M 8819 +14.8%
RX Vega 3 7681
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GeForce 940M 1422 +50.8%
RX Vega 3 943
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GeForce 940M 1622 +52.3%
RX Vega 3 1065
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
GeForce 940M 1096
RX Vega 3 1149 +4.8%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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)
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
4.8% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 13 March 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
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.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 940M and Radeon RX Vega 3, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.