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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480 4GB GeForce GT 940 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 274%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3% 242%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 7% 231%
FIFA 21 47% 89%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 7% 231%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 51% 436%
Watch Dogs Legion 2% 261%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 0% 254%
Grand Theft Auto VI 49% 426%
Genshin Impact 6% 274%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480 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 less than a year after the RX 480, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The RX 480 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 RX 480 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 480 has 144 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 940, which means that the memory performance of the RX 480 is massively better than the GT 940.

The Radeon RX 480 4GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 940 2GB has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480 is 2917 and the actual shader performance of the GT 940 is 0. The RX 480 having 2917 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 940.

The RX 480 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 940. This means that the RX 480 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 940.

The Radeon RX 480 4GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 940 2GB requires 60 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 480 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 940. The RX 480 requires 60 Watts more than the GT 940 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 480 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 940.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1120 MHzvs-
Boost Clock1266 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTMaxwell GM???
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2016vs31 Oct 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
green tick vs -
2560x1440
7.6
green tick vs -
3840x2160
5.7
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs512
Actual Shader Performance100%vs-
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs32
Texture Rate161.3 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate35.8 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs60 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480 4GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which is a Forth Gen GCN GPU and has 36 SM activated and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 4GB is, on average, as fast as GeForce GTX 970.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
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
Coming Soon!
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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