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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Hitman 3 1053% 252%
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 171%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 148%
Resident Evil 8 786% 171%
FIFA 21 347% 37%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 281%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 140%
Genshin Impact 786% 171%
Far Cry 6 1182% 292%
The Medium 1006% 238%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed and 44 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 43 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 GTX 560 Ti has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 23 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 GTX 560 Ti, 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 GTX 560 Ti.

The R7 240 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 560 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 560 Ti has superior memory performance.

The GTX 560 Ti has 99.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 Ti is massively better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 691. The GTX 560 Ti having 479 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROFermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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1600x900
4.9
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8.2
1920x1080
3.1
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6.4
2560x1440
2.3
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4.4
3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs384
Actual Shader Performance10%vs33%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs64
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs57.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs32
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

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.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is one of the many special editions of GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
The new features include a new cooling system and an increase in the core-clock from 822MHz to 900MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is around 5% better than the standard edition.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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