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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB GeForce GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition
Hitman 3 1053% 791%
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 585%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 526%
Resident Evil 8 786% 585%
FIFA 21 347% 245%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 864%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 506%
Genshin Impact 786% 585%
Far Cry 6 1182% 891%
The Medium 1006% 755%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The GT 740 has a 263 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the GT 740 providing 17.2 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 GT 740 has a 263 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. This results in the GT 740 providing 10.1 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 GT 740 was released less than a year after the R7 240, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 740, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R7 240 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R7 240 has 0.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 740, which means that the memory performance of the R7 240 is marginally better than the GT 740.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GT 740 is 381. The GT 740 having 169 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 740 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition requires 64 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740. The GT 740 requires 34 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GT 740 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs993 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROKepler GK107-425-A2
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs29 May 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs891 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs28.5GB/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 Units320vs384
Actual Shader Performance10%vs18%
Texture Mapping Units20vs32
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs31.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs15.9 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs64 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 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.
GeForce GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 740.
This edition comes with a custom cooling solution which will not yield any performance boost, as GeForce GT 740 does not benefit from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Since it doesn't come overclocked out of the box, its performance is exactly like the reference GeForce GT 740.
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