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Radeon R7 240 vs Radeon R7 M265

Intro

The Radeon R7 240 has a GPU core speed of 730 MHz, and the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory runs at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 320 SPUs, 20 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 M265, which comes with core clock speeds of 725 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 384 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon R7 M265 3256 points
Radeon R7 240 1218 points
Difference: 2038 (167%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R7 M265 should in theory be a little bit better than the Radeon R7 240 in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 M265 32000 MB/sec
Radeon R7 240 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (11%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M265 will be just a bit (approximately 19%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R7 240. (explain)

Radeon R7 M265 17400 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 240 14600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2800 (19%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 240 is a little bit (approximately 1%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 M265, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 5840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 M265 5800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 40 (1%)

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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Radeon R7 240

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Radeon R7 M265

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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 Radeon R7 240 Radeon R7 M265
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year October 2013 May 1 2014
Code Name Oland PRO Opal XT
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 730 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 14600 Mtexels/sec 17400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5840 Mpixels/sec 5800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 320 384
Texture Mapping Units 20 24
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1040 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

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

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Radeon R7 240

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Radeon R7 M265

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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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