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GeForce GT 315 vs Radeon R7 240

Intro

The GeForce GT 315 uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 625 MHz. The DDR3 RAM is set to run at a speed of 790 MHz on this specific card. It features 48 SPUs along with 16 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 240, which has a core clock frequency of 730 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 320 SPUs, 20 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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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 perform a small 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 is quite a bit (about 46%) more effective 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

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon R7 240 is superior to the GeForce GT 315, though not by far. (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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better 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 figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at 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 can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel 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 potential to reach the max fill rate.

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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.

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