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GeForce GT 320 vs Radeon R7 240

Intro

The GeForce GT 320 makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 540 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM runs at a frequency of 790 MHz on this model. It features 72 SPUs along with 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 240, which comes with core 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.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 240 30 Watts
GeForce GT 320 43 Watts
Difference: 13 Watts (43%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R7 240 is 14% quicker than the GeForce GT 320 in general, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 28800 MB/sec
GeForce GT 320 25280 MB/sec
Difference: 3520 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 240 will be just a bit (more or less 13%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GT 320. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 14600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 320 12960 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1640 (13%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon R7 240 is superior to the GeForce GT 320, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 5840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 320 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1520 (35%)

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

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GeForce GT 320

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Radeon R7 240

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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

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Model GeForce GT 320 Radeon R7 240
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2010 October 2013
Code Name GT215 Oland PRO
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 730 MHz
Memory Speed 1580 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 43 watts 30 watts
Bandwidth 25280 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 12960 Mtexels/sec 14600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 5840 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 72 320
Texture Mapping Units 24 20
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 727 million 1040 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines 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 fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 320

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Radeon R7 240

Amazon.com

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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.

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