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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 940 2GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 274% 1%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 242% 8%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 231% 11%
Watch Dogs Legion 261% 3%
FIFA 21 89% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 231% 11%
Godfall 508% 64%
Grand Theft Auto VI 426% 42%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 436% 45%
Genshin Impact 274% 1%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 940 2GB.

The GT 940 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GT 940 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the GT 940 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

The GTX 980 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GT 940, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 144.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 940, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GT 940.

The GeForce GT 940 2GB has 512 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 940 is 0 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 3362. The GTX 980 having 3362 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 940.

The GeForce GT 940 2GB requires 60 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB requires 165 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 940 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 105 Watts more than the GT 940 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 940.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed-vs1126 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1216 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM???Maxwell GM204-400-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date31 Oct 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
10
2560x1440 - vs green tick
7.9
3840x2160 - vs green tick
5.9

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs2048
Actual Shader Performance-vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs128
Texture Rate-vs144.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate-vs72.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power60 Wattsvs165 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs500 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 940 2GB is an upcoming middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an 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 ???? which has 8 SM activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at XXXXMHz and goes up to XXXXMHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
Coming Soon!

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 60W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power.

Release Price
Coming Soon!

Performance
Coming Soon!

System Suggestions
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Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB is a high-end Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture. It surpassed previous GeForce GTX 780 Ti and cost less. It was also much more energy efficient. Read below to know more.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression 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.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-400-A1 which has 16 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, VXGI, MFAA, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan and is identical to the one seen on GeForce GTX 780. The Card is known to run cool and has a maximum operating temperature of 98ÂșC.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 165W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two 6-pin connectors.

Release Price
The release price of $550 is lower than of its predecessor - GeForce GTX 780 which was launched for $649.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB is over 20% faster than its predecessor and even beats GeForce GTX 780 Ti in about 7%.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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