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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB Quadro FX 4600
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 1177%
Hitman 3 1053% 1561%
Resident Evil 8 786% 1177%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 1068%
FIFA 21 347% 544%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1697%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 1030%
Genshin Impact 786% 1177%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1747%
The Medium 1006% 1493%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 4600.

The R7 240 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 4600, 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 Quadro FX 4600 when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1280 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 4600, 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 4600 has 38.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 4600 is noticeably better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 4600 has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 4600 is 56. The R7 240 having 156 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 4600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 4600. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 4600.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 4600 requires 134 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 4600. The Quadro FX 4600 requires 104 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 4600 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 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROG80GL
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs05 Mar 2007
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 MBvs768 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs67.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs112
Actual Shader Performance10%vs3%
Technology28nmvs90nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs-
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs134 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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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.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
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