Intel HD Graphics 400 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX

General info

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

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Architecture
Generation 8.0
 
Maxwell 2.0
GPU code name
Braswell GT1
 
GM204
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
1 April 2015 (6 years ago)
 
1 June 2016 (5 years ago)
Price now
$120
 
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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 cores
96
 
1664
Core clock speed
320 MHz
 
1050 MHz
Boost clock speed
640 MHz
 
1178 MHz
Number of transistors
189 million
 
5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
6 Watt
 
148 Watt
Texture fill rate
7.680
 
122.5
Floating-point performance
134.4 gflops
 
3,920 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 3.0 x1
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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None

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 type
DDR3L
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
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256 Bit
Memory clock speed
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6000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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192.0 GB/s

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
No outputs
 
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.3
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.80
 
1.1.126
CUDA
-
 
5.2

Competitors of GeForce GTX 980MX from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980MX from AMD is Radeon R9 380X.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 980MX:

Advantages of Intel HD Graphics 400

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (6W vs 148W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX

Much newer (1 June 2016 vs 1 April 2015)

More pipelines (1664 vs 96)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel HD Graphics 400 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX. We've got no test results to judge.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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