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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB vs Radeon R7 240

Intro

The Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB has a GPU core clock speed of 650 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 480 Stream Processors, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 240, which has a clock frequency of 730 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 320 SPUs, 20 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 240 30 Watts
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 50 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, in theory, should perform quite a bit faster than the Radeon R7 240 in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 64000 MB/sec
Radeon R7 240 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 35200 (122%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB should be a small bit (about 7%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 240. (explain)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 15600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 240 14600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1000 (7%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R7 240 is the winner, though only just barely. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 5840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 5200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 640 (12%)

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 6570 (OEM) 2GB

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 6570 (OEM) 2GB Radeon R7 240
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year February 2011 October 2013
Code Name Turks Oland PRO
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 730 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz (4000 MHz effective) 900 MHz (1800 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 480 320
Texture Mapping Units 24 20
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type GDDR5 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 50 watts 30 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 64000 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 15600 Mtexels/sec 14600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5200 Mpixels/sec 5840 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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