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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB GeForce GT 430 AXLE 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 1156%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 1048%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 1011%
Hitman 3 1053% 1533%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1667%
FIFA 21 347% 533%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1717%
Genshin Impact 786% 1156%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1171% 1700%
Watch Dogs Legion 755% 1111%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 AXLE 2GB Edition.

The R7 240 has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. This results in the R7 240 providing 3.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 240 has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. This results in the R7 240 providing 3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 240 was released over a year more recently than the GT 430, and so the R7 240 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 430.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB and the GeForce GT 430 AXLE 2GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R7 240 has 12.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the R7 240 is slightly better than the GT 430.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 430 AXLE 2GB Edition has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 134. The R7 240 having 78 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 240 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 430.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 430. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 430.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 430 AXLE 2GB Edition requires 50 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The GT 430 requires 20 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 430 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROFermi GF108-300-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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1600x900
4.9
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3.8
1920x1080
3.1
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2.5
2560x1440
2.3
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1.9
3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs16GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs96
Actual Shader Performance10%vs6%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs16
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs11.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewNote: This Graphics Card has 2 variants: one with DDR3 and another with GDDR5. This is the DDR3 Version.

Radeon R7 240 2GB offers a core codenamed Oland PRO and thus features 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-bit bus width of standard DDR3. While the central unit runs at 730MHz and goes up to 780MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 900MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires no extra power connectors.

Compared to Radeon R7 250, its performance is significantly lower (over 25% slower), especially at higher resolutions due to the limited memory bandwidth. Still, the TDP is relatively low and so this card may be used on low end systems and offer a reasonable upgrade, when compared to integrated graphics.
Overview
GeForce GT 430 AXLE 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 430, created by AXLE.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 430 AXLE 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 430.
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