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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480X 8GB GeForce GT 940 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 274%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 21% 242%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 23% 231%
FIFA 21 56% 89%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 23% 231%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 25% 436%
Watch Dogs Legion 16% 261%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 18% 254%
Grand Theft Auto VI 22% 426%
Genshin Impact 13% 274%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480X 8GB 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 RX 480X was released less than a year after the GT 940, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The RX 480X has 6144 MB more video memory than the GT 940, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GT 940 has superior memory performance.

The GT 940 has 80 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 480X, which means that the memory performance of the GT 940 is much better than the RX 480X.

The Radeon RX 480X 8GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 940 2GB has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480X is 2560 and the actual shader performance of the GT 940 is 0. The RX 480X having 2560 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 940.

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

The Radeon RX 480X 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 940 2GB requires 60 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480X and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 940. The RX 480X requires 90 Watts more than the GT 940 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 480X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 940.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1250 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTMaxwell GM???
OC Potential None vs Good
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs31 Oct 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs80GB/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 Units2048vs512
Actual Shader Performance100%vs-
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs32
Texture Rate160 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units64vs16
Pixel Rate80 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs60 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatednovsyes
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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
N/A.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which has 32 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1250MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
N/A.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. 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
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System Suggestions
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