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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB Radeon HD 5670 MSI 1GB OC Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 775%
Hitman 3 1053% 1038%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 700%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 674%
FIFA 21 347% 341%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1131%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1165%
Genshin Impact 786% 775%
Battlefield 6 1053% 1038%
Resident Evil 8 786% 775%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5670 MSI 1GB OC Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The HD 5670 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the R7 240. This results in the HD 5670 providing 1.4 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 HD 5670 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 240 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 5670 providing 0.6 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 three years more recently than the HD 5670, 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 HD 5670 when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 5670, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 5670 has superior memory performance.

The HD 5670 has 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5670 is noticeably better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5670 MSI 1GB OC Edition has 400. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5670 is 160. The R7 240 having 52 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 5670 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5670. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5670. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the R7 240 should consume less power than the HD 5670.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 5670 MSI 1GB OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 5670. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROTerascale 2 Redwood XT
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Jan 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs950 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs60.8GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs400
Actual Shader Performance10%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units20vs20
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs16 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs6.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1440x900

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 HD 5670 MSI 1GB OC Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon HD 5670.
Compared to the reference card, it features overclocking out of the box in the central unit was increased to 800MHz. However, its operating memory clock is slightly lower (950MHz Vs 1000MHz) which might reduce, very slightly, its performance on higher resolutions to which this card isn't suited, anyway.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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