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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 470 4GB GeForce GT 940 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 274%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 242%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 12% 231%
Watch Dogs Legion 22% 261%
FIFA 21 36% 89%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 231%
Godfall 106% 508%
Grand Theft Auto VI 79% 426%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 82% 436%
Genshin Impact 27% 274%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 470 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 470, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The RX 470 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 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 470 has 131.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 940, which means that the memory performance of the RX 470 is massively better than the GT 940.

The Radeon RX 470 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 940 2GB has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 470 is 2470 and the actual shader performance of the GT 940 is 0. The RX 470 having 2470 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 940.

The RX 470 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 940. This means that the RX 470 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 940.

The Radeon RX 470 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 470 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 940. The RX 470 requires 60 Watts more than the GT 940 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 940.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed926 MHzvs-
Boost Clock1206 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere PROMaxwell GM???
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date04 Aug 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
9.4
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2560x1440
6.9
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3840x2160
5.3
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1650 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth211.2GB/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 Units2048vs512
Actual Shader Performance100%vs-
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs32
Texture Rate118.5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate29.6 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
The AMD RX 470 4GB graphics card is a 2016 released performance graphics card based on the third revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. This card competes against Nvidia's outgoing, but very popular, GTX 970 and the incoming GTX 1050 Ti, when that releases.

Architecture
It is powered by the Ellesmere PRO GPU, which has 2048 shader processing units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 926MHz and goes up to 1206MHz, when boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 1650MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The AMD RX 470 has been built as a Mid/High performance graphics card for 2016. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2016 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The RX 470 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range processor and at least 8GB of system memory 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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