NVIDIA GeForce 940MX vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850

Price now 950$
Games supported 65%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1122
  • Max video memory 4096 Mb
  • Memory type DDR3, GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4000
  • Maximum resolution
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Mobility Radeon HD 5850
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 625
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 153$
Games supported 65%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 940MX vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating538535
Value for money0.811.15
ArchitectureMaxwellTerascale 2
GPU code nameN16S-GTR-B/SBroadway-PRO
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date10 March 2016 (5 years ago)7 January 2010 (11 years ago)
Price now$950 $153
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384800
Core clock speed1122 MHz625 MHz
Boost clock speed1242 MHzno data
Number of transistors1,870 million1,040 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)23 Watt30 Watt
Texture fill rate23.8320.00
Floating-point performance762.6 gflops800.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 940MX and Mobility Radeon HD 5850 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 sizedlarge
Bus supportPCI Express 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR3, GDDR5DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GB1 GB
Memory bus width64 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed4000 MHz2000 MHz
Memory bandwidth40.1 GB/s64 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

GPU Boost2.0no data
Optimus+no data
GameWorks+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.0
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 5.67
ATI Mobility HD 5850 5.72
  • 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
ATI Mobility HD 5850 5592

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 940MX and Mobility Radeon HD 5850. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 102 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

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

900pno data19
4K10no data

Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 11 no data
Battlefield 5 16 no data
Far Cry 5 12 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 11 no data
Forza Horizon 4 18 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10 no data

High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8 no data
Battlefield 5 13 no data
Far Cry 5 12 no data
Forza Horizon 4 14 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12 no data

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5 no data
Battlefield 5 11 no data
Far Cry 5 11 no data
Forza Horizon 4 12 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7 no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 5.67 5.72
Novelty 10 March 2016 7 January 2010
Memory bus width 64 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 384 800
Memory bandwidth 40.1 64
Chip lithography 28 40
Thermal design power (TDP) 23 30

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of GeForce 940MX by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 940MX from AMD is Radeon HD 7870M, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon HD 7870M Radeon HD 7870M

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 940MX:

Competitors of Mobility Radeon HD 5850 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Mobility Radeon HD 5850 from NVIDIA is GeForce 940MX, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GeForce 940MX

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Mobility Radeon HD 5850:

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User rating

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705 ratings
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850

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