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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro W4170M GeForce 840M 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 450% 529%
Halo: Reach 75% 100%
Cyberpunk 2077 655% 765%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 450% 529%
Doom Eternal 373% 441%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 655% 765%
Grand Theft Auto VI 740% 862%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 239% 288%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 655% 765%
Need For Speed Heat 450% 529%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro W4170M are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 840M 2GB.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has a 204 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the FirePro W4170M. This results in the GeForce 840M 2GB providing 4.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce 840M 2GB has a 204 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro W4170M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce 840M 2GB providing 1.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The FirePro W4170M was released less than a year after the GeForce 840M 2GB, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The FirePro W4170M and the GeForce 840M 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FirePro W4170M has 56 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 840M 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro W4170M is much better than the GeForce 840M 2GB.

Both the FirePro W4170M and the GeForce 840M 2GB have 384 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GeForce 840M 2GB is 583 and by the FirePro W4170M is 583. Knowing that the shader performance of the GeForce 840M 2GB is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The FirePro W4170M requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce 840M 2GB requires 33 Watts. The FirePro W4170M requires 17 Watts more than the GeForce 840M 2GB to run. The difference is not significant enough for the FirePro W4170M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 840M 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed825 MHzvs1029 MHz
Boost Clock900 MHzvs1124 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Mars XTXMaxwell GM108
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date28 Apr 2014vs12 Mar 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
7
1600x900 - vs green tick
5.4
1920x1080 - vs green tick
3.9
2560x1440 - vs green tick
2.6
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1001 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs16GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs384
Actual Shader Performance14%vs28%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs24
Texture Rate19.8 GTexel/svs24.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate6.6 GPixel/svs8.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs33 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i3-4100M 2.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro W4170M is a Professional Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the GCN 1.1 Mars XTX and therefore offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs on a 128-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 825MHz and goes up to 900MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1125MHZ.
Its performance lies somewhere between desktop Radeon R7 240 and Radeon R7 250.
Overview
GeForce 840M 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The Maxwell architecture features many improvements and among them is the extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM108 which has 3 SM activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1029MHz and goes up to 1124MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The Frame Buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 1001MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.2 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 33W, it will only be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 20% faster than the older GeForce GT 740M. Therefore, it should match GeForce GT 750M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce 840M 2GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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