NVIDIA GeForce 940MX vs AMD Radeon 530

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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
AMD Radeon 530
Radeon 530
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 627$
Games supported 59%

General info

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

Place in performance rating568696
Value for money0.700.89
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)GCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameN16S-GTR-B/SMeso
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date10 March 2016 (6 years ago)21 March 2017 (5 years ago)
Price now$950 $627
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 cores384no data
Core clock speed1122 MHzno data
Boost clock speed1242 MHzno data
Number of transistors1,870 million1,550 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)23 Wattno data
Texture fill rate23.8324.50
Floating-point performance762.6 gflops784.1 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530 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 sizedno data
Bus supportPCI Express 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data

Memory

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, GDDR5no data
Maximum RAM amount4 GBno data
Memory bus width64 Bitno data
Memory clock speed4000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth40.1 GB/sno data
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 outputs1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

Technologies

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)no data
Shader Model5.15.0
OpenGL4.5no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan1.1+
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 5.13
+58.3%
Radeon 530 3.24
  • 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
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL

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
+25%
Radeon 530 9210
GeForce 940MX 1834
+32.3%
Radeon 530 1386

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
+29.4%
Radeon 530 1542

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
+9.8%
Radeon 530 2327

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
+34.9%
Radeon 530 6338

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
+48.2%
Radeon 530 17

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
+37.5%
Radeon 530 107458

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
+58.3%
Radeon 530 950

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
+28%
Radeon 530 5015

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530. 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:

Full HD18
+12.5%
16
−12.5%
4K10no data

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 11
−45.5%
16
+45.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 16
+14.3%
14
−14.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
−140%
12
+140%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 12
+20%
10
−20%
Far Cry New Dawn 11
+22.2%
9
−22.2%
Forza Horizon 4 18
−11.1%
20
+11.1%
Hitman 3 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10
+11.1%
9
−11.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8
−87.5%
15
+87.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 13
+0%
13
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+25%
4
−25%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 12
+20%
10
−20%
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 14
+367%
3−4
−367%
Hitman 3 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Metro Exodus 5−6
+25%
4
−25%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7
+75%
4
−75%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12
+9.1%
11
−9.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 11
+267%
3−4
−267%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 11
+267%
3−4
−267%
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 12
+300%
3−4
−300%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7
+16.7%
6
−16.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Hitman 3 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Metro Exodus 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Hitman 3 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Metro Exodus 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Battlefield 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry 5 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 5.13 3.24
Novelty 10 March 2016 21 March 2017

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

since it shows better performance.


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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 higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon 530 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon 530's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GT 645M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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