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GeForce GT 315 vs Radeon R7 240

Intro

The GeForce GT 315 has a clock frequency of 625 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 790 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 48 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 240, which features a core clock frequency of 730 MHz and a DDR3 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 320 SPUs, 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 315 52 Watts
Difference: 22 Watts (73%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R7 240 should be a little bit faster than the GeForce GT 315 overall. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 28800 MB/sec
GeForce GT 315 25280 MB/sec
Difference: 3520 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 240 will be much (approximately 46%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GT 315. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 14600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 315 10000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 4600 (46%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 240 should be just a bit (more or less 17%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 315, and should be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 5840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 315 5000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 840 (17%)

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 315

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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 315 Radeon R7 240
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2009 October 2013
Code Name GT216 Oland PRO
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 625 MHz 730 MHz
Memory Speed 1580 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 52 watts 30 watts
Bandwidth 25280 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 10000 Mtexels/sec 14600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5000 Mpixels/sec 5840 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 48 320
Texture Mapping Units 16 20
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 486 million 1040 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus 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 ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, 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 number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of 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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GeForce GT 315

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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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