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

Intro

The Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 650 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this model. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 240, which features GPU core speed of 730 MHz, and 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM set to run at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 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

In theory, the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB should be 122% faster than the Radeon R7 240 overall, due to its greater bandwidth. (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 is a bit (about 7%) more effective at AF 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 using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R7 240 is superior to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, but not by far. (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

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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 maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better 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 texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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