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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB Radeon X1900 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 1138%
Hitman 3 1053% 1510%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 1032%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 995%
FIFA 21 347% 524%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1642%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1691%
Genshin Impact 786% 1138%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1171% 1674%
Battlefield 6 1053% 1510%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1900 XT.

The R7 240 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X1900 XT, 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 Radeon X1900 XT when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1792 MB more video memory than the Radeon X1900 XT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Radeon X1900 XT has 17.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1900 XT is slightly better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1900 XT has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1900 XT is 20. The R7 240 having 192 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 240 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon X1900 XT.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the Radeon X1900 XT requires 100 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240. The Radeon X1900 XT requires 70 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon X1900 XT 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 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROR580
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Jan 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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

Memory2048 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs725 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs46.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs48
Actual Shader Performance10%vs1%
Technology28nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units20vs-
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs-
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs100 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9.0c
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.4vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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.
Radeon X1900 XT is a high-end GPU based on the 90nm variant of the R500 architecture.
It's based on the R580 Core and offers 48 Pixel Shaders, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 256-bit of standard GDDR3. The central unit runs at 625MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 725MHz.
Its much faster than Radeon X1900 GT due to the core configuration.
Most of today's games might be playable at medium settings although the low preset will have to suffice on some. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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