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Radeon HD 7750 vs Radeon R7 240

Intro

The Radeon HD 7750 has a GPU core speed of 800 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 512 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 240, which comes with a clock frequency of 730 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 320 SPUs, 20 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 240 30 Watts
Radeon HD 7750 55 Watts
Difference: 25 Watts (83%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 7750, in theory, should perform a lot faster than the Radeon R7 240 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 72000 MB/sec
Radeon R7 240 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 43200 (150%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7750 should be quite a bit (about 75%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R7 240. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 25600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 240 14600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11000 (75%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 7750 should be a lot (more or less 119%) better at FSAA than the Radeon R7 240, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 12800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 240 5840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6960 (119%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Radeon HD 7750

Amazon.com

Radeon R7 240

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model Radeon HD 7750 Radeon R7 240
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 2012 October 2013
Code Name Cape Verde Pro Oland PRO
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 730 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective) 900 MHz (1800 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 512 320
Texture Mapping Units 32 20
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 55 watts 30 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 72000 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25600 Mtexels/sec 14600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12800 Mpixels/sec 5840 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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