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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB Quadro FX 4800
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 740%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 668%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 643%
Hitman 3 1053% 992%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1081%
FIFA 21 347% 323%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1115%
Genshin Impact 786% 740%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1171% 1104%
Watch Dogs Legion 755% 710%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 4800 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The R7 240 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 4800, 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 Quadro FX 4800.

The R7 240 has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 4800, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Quadro FX 4800 has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 4800 is noticeably better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 4800 has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 4800 is 116. The R7 240 having 96 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 4800 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 4800. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 4800. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the R7 240 should consume less power than the Quadro FX 4800.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 4800 requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 4800. The Quadro FX 4800 requires 120 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 4800 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 MHzvs602 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROGT200b GL
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs08 Nov 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs76.8GB/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 Units320vs192
Actual Shader Performance10%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units20vs-
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.1
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

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.
The Quadro® FX 4800 ultra-high-end solution gives geophysicists, designers, scientists, engineers, and other technical professionals visual computing from their desktops. Professional applications take advantage of the Quadro FX 4800 advanced feature set, including 1.5 GB of frame buffer, providing professionals the right set of tools to deliver results that push the realms of visualization.
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