Query for new laptop

Mohit_20

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Which would be better a radeon R7 M445 with 4GB graphics memory or a Nvidia 940MX with 2GB graphics memory?
 

jaguarskx

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The 940mx is more powerful of the two.

4GB of VRAM for these "mainstream" GPUs is a waste since neither GPUs are powerful enough for games to use them even if the RAM is DDR5 rather than DDR3. Generally speaking, to be able to take advantage of 4GB of VRAM in games you need to play games at above 1080p and use ultra quality textures.

For example, in the Witcher 3 (a pretty demanding game) playing at 1366x768 resolution and a mix of low to high graphic settings, the 940mx will only give you around 30 - 35 FPS in combat. Lower if there are a lot of enemies.
 

kookie3010

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the 940mx is superior especially the gddr5 model.the radeon is an entry level card which at best will perform like a 820m or 920m.dont the let the 4gb frame buffer fool you.it cant even use all of the 4gb due to a slower core/memory clock and a slower memory type(ddr3).
 

jaguarskx

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The 940mx is more powerful of the two.

4GB of VRAM for these "mainstream" GPUs is a waste since neither GPUs are powerful enough for games to use them even if the RAM is DDR5 rather than DDR3. Generally speaking, to be able to take advantage of 4GB of VRAM in games you need to play games at above 1080p and use ultra quality textures.

For example, in the Witcher 3 (a pretty demanding game) playing at 1366x768 resolution and a mix of low to high graphic settings, the 940mx will only give you around 30 - 35 FPS in combat. Lower if there are a lot of enemies.
 
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