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Radeon HD 7750 vs Radeon R7 240

Intro

The Radeon HD 7750 uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1125 MHz on this particular model. It features 512 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 240, which features core clock speeds of 730 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 320 SPUs as well as 20 TAUs 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

Theoretically, the Radeon HD 7750 should perform quite a bit faster than the Radeon R7 240 in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7750 will be much (approximately 75%) more effective at anisotropic 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 (about 119%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon R7 240, and also should be able to handle higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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