AMD Radeon R9 M370X vs NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

AMD Radeon R9 M370X
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Maxwell
Code name
Cape Verde
 
GM107
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
19 May 2015
 
28 June 2016

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
512
Core clock speed
800 MHz
 
1122 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
861 MHz
Transistor count
1500 Million
 
1,870 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
no data
 
23 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
27.55
Floating-point performance
no data
 
762.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX 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 size
medium sized
 
medium sized
Bus support
no data
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX: 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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
DDR3, GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
4500 MHz
 
5012 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
40.1 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX.
Display Connectors
no data
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
no data
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
GameWorks
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
GeForce Experience
no data
 
+
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0
 
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
no data
 
4.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 M370X 6.58
GeForce 940MX 7.14 +8.5%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

R9 M370X 188948 +27.9%
GeForce 940MX 147706

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 M370X 15455 +34.2%
GeForce 940MX 11513

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 M370X 2283 +24.5%
GeForce 940MX 1834

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 M370X 2419 +21.2%
GeForce 940MX 1996

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 M370X 3638 +42.3%
GeForce 940MX 2556

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 M370X 13155 +53.9%
GeForce 940MX 8549

Passmark

R9 M370X 1423
GeForce 940MX 1545 +8.6%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4549 +0.2%
 
4541 −0.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4549 +0.2%
 
4541 −0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
125 Mh/s +22.5%
 
102 Mh/s −22.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M370X and GeForce 940MX are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M370X

Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (640 vs 512)
DirectCompute 5.0
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

8.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (28 June 2016 vs 19 May 2015)
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)
GameWorks
Optimus Support
NVIDIAGameWorksSupport

So, R9 M370X or 940MX?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M370X and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX. The differences in performance seem too small.
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