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GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 vs Radeon VII

Intro

The GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 has a clock frequency of 550 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 850 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 96 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon VII, which features a clock frequency of 1400 MHz and a HBM2 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also features a 4096-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 7 nm design. It is made up of 3840 SPUs, 240 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 70 Watts
Radeon VII 295 Watts
Difference: 225 Watts (321%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon VII is 1828% quicker than the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 in general, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon VII 1048576 MB/sec
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 54400 MB/sec
Difference: 994176 (1828%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon VII will be a lot (more or less 1809%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5. (explain)

Radeon VII 336000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 17600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 318400 (1809%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon VII will be a lot (approximately 1936%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon VII 89600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 85200 (1936%)

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 240 GDDR5

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Radeon VII

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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 240 GDDR5 Radeon VII
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Novermber 2009 2019
Code Name GT215 Vega 20 XT
Memory 512 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 1400 MHz
Memory Speed 3400 MHz 1000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 70 watts 295 watts
Bandwidth 54400 MB/sec 1048576 MB/sec
Texel Rate 17600 Mtexels/sec 336000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 89600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 3840
Texture Mapping Units 32 240
Render Output Units 8 64
Bus Type GDDR5 HBM2
Bus Width 128-bit 4096-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 7 nm
Transistors 289 million 13230 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core 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 in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units 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 fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 240 GDDR5

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Radeon VII

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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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