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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 575%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 518%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 498%
FIFA 21 347% 241%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 850%
Hitman 3 1053% 779%
Genshin Impact 786% 575%
Far Cry 6 1182% 877%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1171% 868%
Watch Dogs Legion 755% 552%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The R7 240 has a 330 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the Pro Graphics. This results in the R7 240 providing 11.4 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 330 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the Pro Graphics. This results in the R7 240 providing 4.2 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 less than a year after the Pro Graphics, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 2048 MB video memory, but the Pro Graphics does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop has 160. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the Pro Graphics is 314. The Pro Graphics having 102 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R7 240 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Pro Graphics transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R7 240. This means that the Pro Graphics is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop requires 28 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240. The R7 240 requires 2 Watts more than the Pro Graphics to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R7 240 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Pro Graphics.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROHaswell: GT3e
OC Potential Good vs None
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs03 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs-
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs25.6GB/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 Units320vs160
Actual Shader Performance10%vs15%
Texture Mapping Units20vs8
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs3.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs28 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 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.
Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop are found in some of the 2013 Haswell desktop processors.
They feature 40 Execution Units (160 Shader Processing Units), 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. They share system memory and so the memory channel and speed will depend on the users configuration. The best possible combination is a dual-channel bus-width with an operating memory clock of 800MHz.
Its central unit and turbo frequency also depend on the CPU its embedded but it ranges from 400MHz to 1300MHz.
Compared to Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop, they offer an additional eDRAM cache of 128MB and so might offer performance identical to a dedicated GeForce GT 640 or a Radeon HD 6670.
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