NVIDIA GeForce 940MX vs AMD Radeon 530
Comparison of GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530'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 and Radeon 530'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
23.83 GTexel / s
24.5 GTexel / s
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.
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530: 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.
DDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
40.1 GB / s
28.8 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
530 5.97 +13.9%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
940MX 147706 +38.5%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
940MX 11513 +47.7%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
940MX 1834 +40.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
940MX 1996 +37.3%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
940MX 2556 +10%
3DMark Vantage Performance
940MX 8549 +34.9%
Unigine Heaven 3.0
940MX 25 +47.1%
940MX 1362 +14.3%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Higher memory bandwidth (40.1 vs 28.8 GB/s)
Less power hungry (23 vs 50 watts)
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 530
13.9% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (18 April 2017 vs 28 June 2016)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
So, 940MX or 530?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon 530.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 940MX and Radeon 530, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.