*NEED OPINIONS* Radeon R7 M445 4GB vs Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB

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  1. fogster98

    fogster98 Newbie

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    Looking at buying a budget notebook, for some games like CS: GO at lower settings.

    Have come across Nvidia 920MX, but have seen 940MX is noticeably better, however I need help with comparing Radeon with Nvidia. So I've heard that R7 is the competitor for 940MX, but need people's opinions on which would be the slightly better one! (If you have recommendations for laptops within $1200AUD, that'd be awesome too!)

    Here is one I'm currently looking at:
    Dell Inspiron 15-5000 (15.6")
    core i5 7200U processor
    256gb SSD (have a spare 1TB HDD to put in)
    AMD Radeon R7 M445 - 4GB graphics processor
    FHD: 1920x1080

    Thanks!!
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    The 940MX would be about 10% faster if using GDDR5 memory. If the 940MX uses GDDR3, then they'd be pretty similar. Though both are absolutely horrible for anything at 1080p.
     
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    sasuke256 Notebook Deity

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    I would advice you to wait for MX 150 (GT 1030 Mobile version) enabled laptops. They will be cheap and offer way more performance than a 940 or an R7.
     
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    don_svetlio In the Pipe, Five by Five.

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    You're assuming such a thing will even come out at all :D
     
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    sasuke256 Notebook Deity

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    Well it's technically out :)
     
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    Considering the performance gap, I'd be surprised if there wasn't a price spike as well. He could just as well look at the Dell 5576 and get a RX 460/560 desktop card in that.
     
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    By the way!! The price is $1078.99AUD, $720 off as it is an EOFYS item :)
     
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    Thank you very much! That's very helpful!!
    (I'll play minecraft too, which doesn't need much )
     
  9. Kevin

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    Hopefully this laptop has GDDR5, as the 940MX with it scores 40-50% higher than the DDR3 version.
     
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    Look at the some Notebookcheck benches, and find the ones with the same CPUs, but different memory.

    Time Spy - (6500U) DDR3 = 457, GDDR5 = 641 = 40.25% faster

    Fire Strike - (7500U) DDR3 = 1750, GDDR5 = 2294 = 31% faster

    Cloud Gate - (6500U) DDR3 = 8519, GDDR5 = 13459 = 58%

    Ice Storm Unlimited - (6500U) DDR3 = 123440, GDDR5 = 148959 = 20.67% faster

    ...and it's ddr3
     
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