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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB GeForce GTS 150
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 737%
Hitman 3 1053% 989%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 666%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 641%
FIFA 21 347% 322%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1078%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1111%
Genshin Impact 786% 737%
Battlefield 6 1053% 989%
Resident Evil 8 786% 737%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTS 150 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The GeForce GTS 150 has a 8 MHz higher core clock speed and 44 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the GeForce GTS 150 providing 32.6 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 GeForce GTS 150 has a 8 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. This results in the GeForce GTS 150 providing 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 GeForce GTS 150, 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 GeForce GTS 150 when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTS 150, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce GTS 150 has superior memory performance.

The GeForce GTS 150 has 35.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTS 150 is noticeably better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTS 150 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTS 150 is 236. The GeForce GTS 150 having 24 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTS 150 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTS 150. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTS 150. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the R7 240 should consume less power than the GeForce GTS 150.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce GTS 150 requires 141 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTS 150. The GeForce GTS 150 requires 111 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTS 150 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 MHzvs738 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROTesla G92b
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs128
Actual Shader Performance10%vs11%
Texture Mapping Units20vs64
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs47.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs11.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs141 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs450 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
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

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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.
GeForce GTS 150 is a high-end GPU based on the 2009, 55nm, first-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the G92 Core and offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 738MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 1000MHz.
It's therefore a renamed GeForce 9800 GTX+ with a lower memory clock - which will not affect its performance overall.
Today's modern demanding games are playable at medium (some high settings) but DirectX 11 games aren't supported and extremely demanding games will require reduced further reduced settings to be played optimally.
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