To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.
GTX 295 vs 940A
- Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
- Core clock speed 576MHz
- Max video memory 1792MB
- Memory type GDDR3
- Memory clock speed 999MHz
- Maximum resolution
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
|Place in performance rating||629||637|
|Value for money||0.52||no data|
|Architecture||Tesla 2.0 (2007−2013)||Maxwell (2014−2018)|
|GPU code name||GT200B||GM108|
|Release date||8 January 2009 (13 years ago)||13 March 2015 (7 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$500||no data|
|Price now||$200 (0.4x MSRP)||no data|
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 cores||240||no data|
|CUDA cores||480||no data|
|CUDA cores per GPU||240||no data|
|Core clock speed||576 MHz||no data|
|Number of transistors||1,400 million||no data|
|Manufacturing process technology||55 nm||28 nm|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||289 Watt||no data|
|Maximum GPU temperature||105 °C||no data|
|Texture fill rate||92.2 billion/sec||17.98|
|Floating-point performance||2x 596.2 gflops||863.2 gflops|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 2.0 x16||PCIe 3.0 x8|
|Length||10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)||no data|
|Height||4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)||no data|
|Supplementary power connectors||6-pin & 8-pin||no data|
|SLI options||+||no 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 type||GDDR3||no data|
|Maximum RAM amount||1792 MB||no data|
|Standard memory config per GPU||896 MB||no data|
|Memory bus width||896 Bit||no data|
|Memory clock speed||999 MHz||no data|
|Memory bandwidth||223.8 GB/s||no data|
|Memory interface width per GPU||448 Bit||no data|
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 Connectors||Two Dual Link DVIHDMI||no data|
|Multi monitor support||+||no data|
|Maximum VGA resolution||2048x1536||no data|
|Audio input for HDMI||S/PDIF||no data|
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
|High Dynamic-Range Lighting (HDRR)||128bit||no data|
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
|DirectX||11.1 (10_0)||no data|
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
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.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages and disadvantages
|Novelty||8 January 2009||13 March 2015|
|Chip lithography||55 nm||28 nm|
Technical City couldn't decide between
The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
Competitors of GeForce GTX 295 by AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 295 from AMD is FireStream 9250, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 295:
Competitors of GeForce 940A by AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 940A from AMD is Radeon R7 250, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 940A:
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Questions and comments
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