NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1122
  • Max video memory 4096 Mb
  • Memory type DDR3, GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2016
Performance 5.13

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 940MX sales 10 March 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 4 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

5.13%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce 940MX's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating568
Value for money0.70
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code nameN16S-GTR-B/S
Market segmentLaptop
Release date10 March 2016 (6 years ago)
Price now$950 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce 940MX's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores384of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1122 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1242 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,870 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)23 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate23.83of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance762.6 gflopsof 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 sizemedium sized
Bus supportPCI Express 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectorsNone

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 typeDDR3, GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed4000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth40.1 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 940MX. 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.

Display ConnectorsNo 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 Boost2.0
Optimus+
GameWorks+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 940MX, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GeForce 940MX 5.13
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GeForce 940MX 11513

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce 940MX 1834

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GeForce 940MX 1996

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GeForce 940MX 2556

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GeForce 940MX 8549

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

GeForce 940MX 25

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GeForce 940MX 147706

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GeForce 940MX 1504

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

GeForce 940MX 17

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

GeForce 940MX 6290

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

GeForce 940MX 6420

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

GeForce 940MX 5544

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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD18
4K10

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 16
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 12
Far Cry New Dawn 11
Forza Horizon 4 18
Hitman 3 5−6
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 13
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 12
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 14
Hitman 3 5−6
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 11
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 11
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Hitman 3 5−6
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Hitman 3 5−6
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 5−6
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 940MX performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


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):

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 940MX from AMD is Radeon HD 7870M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Recommended processors

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