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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB GeForce 7900 GTX
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 1149%
Hitman 3 1053% 1524%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 1042%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 1005%
FIFA 21 347% 530%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1657%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1707%
Genshin Impact 786% 1149%
Battlefield 6 1053% 1524%
Resident Evil 8 786% 1149%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX.

The R7 240 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 7900 GTX, and so the R7 240 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 7900 GTX when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1536 MB more video memory than the GeForce 7900 GTX, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 7900 GTX has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 7900 GTX is slightly better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 7900 GTX has 24. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 7900 GTX is 16. The R7 240 having 196 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 7900 GTX performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce 7900 GTX requires 84 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 7900 GTX. The GeForce 7900 GTX requires 54 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 7900 GTX may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROG71
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Mar 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs24
Actual Shader Performance10%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units20vs-
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs84 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.4vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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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.
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