GTX 295 vs 940A

Price now 200$
Games supported 60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 576MHz
  • Max video memory 1792MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 999MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce 940A
NVIDIA GeForce 940A
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 60%

General info

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

Place in performance rating629637
Value for money0.52no data
ArchitectureTesla 2.0 (2007−2013)Maxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code nameGT200BGM108
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date8 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
Value for money

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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 cores240no data
CUDA cores480no data
CUDA cores per GPU240no data
Core clock speed576 MHzno data
Number of transistors1,400 millionno data
Manufacturing process technology55 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)289 Wattno data
Maximum GPU temperature105 °Cno data
Texture fill rate92.2 billion/sec17.98
Floating-point performance2x 596.2 gflops863.2 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x8
Length10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)no data
Height4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)no data
Width2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors6-pin & 8-pinno 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 typeGDDR3no data
Maximum RAM amount1792 MBno data
Standard memory config per GPU896 MBno data
Memory bus width896 Bitno data
Memory clock speed999 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth223.8 GB/sno data
Memory interface width per GPU448 Bitno 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 ConnectorsTwo Dual Link DVIHDMIno data
Multi monitor support+no data
HDMI+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIFno data


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

High Dynamic-Range Lighting (HDRR)128bitno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)no data
Shader Model4.05.1
OpenGL2.1no data
OpenCL1.1no 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.

GTX 295 3.99
GeForce 940A 3.90
  • 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.

GTX 295 1170
GeForce 940A 1144

Gaming performance

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

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 3.99 3.90
Novelty 8 January 2009 13 March 2015
Chip lithography 55 nm 28 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295


NVIDIA GeForce 940A
NVIDIA GeForce 940A

The differences in performance seem too small.

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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.

AMD FireStream 9250 FireStream 9250

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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.

AMD Radeon R7 250 Radeon R7 250

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User rating

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