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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 940 2GB GeForce GTX 1080
Cyberpunk 2077 274% 30%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 242% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 231% 38%
FIFA 21 89% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 231% 38%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 436% 0%
Watch Dogs Legion 261% 33%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 254% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 426% 2%
Genshin Impact 274% 30%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 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 less than a year after the GeForce GTX 1080, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has 6144 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 GeForce GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has 240.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 940, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 is massively better than the GT 940.

The GeForce GT 940 2GB has 512 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 940 is 0 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 is 5989. The GeForce GTX 1080 having 5989 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 940.

The GeForce GTX 1080 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 940. This means that the GeForce GTX 1080 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 940.

The GeForce GT 940 2GB requires 60 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 requires 180 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 GeForce GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1080 requires 120 Watts more than the GT 940 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 1080 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-vs1607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1733 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM???Pascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date31 Oct 2016vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1251 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs320.3GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs2560
Actual Shader Performance-vs100%
Texture Mapping Units32vs160
Texture Rate-vs257.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate-vs102.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs3

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power60 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM-16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-2560x1600

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.

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.

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.

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
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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
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System Suggestions
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GeForce GTX 1080 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed P104-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1251MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 180W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Benchmarks Indicate GeForce GTX 1080 can be over 25% Faster than GeForce GTX 980 Ti at 4K. In Fact, even the Dual Radeon R9 295X2 is easily topped.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect a performance boost ranging between 20% and 30%, over GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
As of May 2016, GeForce GTX 1080 is the fastest single Graphics Card available.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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