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Radeon R7 240 vs Radeon R9 380 2G

Intro

The Radeon R7 240 uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 730 MHz. The DDR3 RAM works at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 320 SPUs along with 20 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 380 2G, which features core speeds of 970 MHz on the GPU, and 1425 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1792 SPUs along with 112 TAUs and 32 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 R9 380 2G 8850 points
Radeon R7 240 1218 points
Difference: 7632 (627%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 240 30 Watts
Radeon R9 380 2G 190 Watts
Difference: 160 Watts (533%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon R9 380 2G should in theory be quite a bit superior to the Radeon R7 240 overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 380 2G 182400 MB/sec
Radeon R7 240 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 153600 (533%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 380 2G will be much (more or less 644%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 240. (explain)

Radeon R9 380 2G 108640 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 240 14600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 94040 (644%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 380 2G is a lot (approximately 432%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 240, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon R9 380 2G 31040 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 240 5840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 25200 (432%)

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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Specifications

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Model Radeon R7 240 Radeon R9 380 2G
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year October 2013 June 2015
Code Name Oland PRO Antigua PRO
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 730 MHz 970 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 5700 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts 190 watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 182400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 14600 Mtexels/sec 108640 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5840 Mpixels/sec 31040 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 320 1792
Texture Mapping Units 20 112
Render Output Units 8 32
Bus Type DDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1040 million 5000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon R7 240

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