NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 940MX sales 28 June 2016. This is Maxwell architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of DDR3, GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 40.1 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 23 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 5.24 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce 940MX's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM108
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
28 June 2016
 

Technical specs

GeForce 940MX's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 940MX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
954 MHz
 
Boost Clock
993 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
23 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
23.83 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
762.6 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 940MX's 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
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 940MX: 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, GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5012 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
40.1 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 940MX.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 940MX. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
Optimus
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
CUDA
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 940MX, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 940MX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

5.24

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

147706

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

11513

3DMark Fire Strike Score

1834

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

1996

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

2556

3DMark Vantage Performance

8549

Unigine Heaven 3.0

25

Passmark

1362

Octane Render OctaneBench

17

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 940MX. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
102 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 940MX is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 940MX performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 940MX from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 5830, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Conclusion

GeForce 940MX is an entry notebook discrete video card, suitable for non-demanding games and even for some demanding ones, although with lower settings. You can play The Witcher 3 or PUBG at lowest settings and 720p resolution, while older Dota 2 or Diablo III run at high settings in Full HD.

There are two variants, one with DDR3 memory and one with GDDR5, the later is faster by 10-30%.

Video of popular games running on 940MX (with DDR3 memory):

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