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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB GeForce 8800 GTS
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 585%
Hitman 3 1053% 791%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 526%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 506%
FIFA 21 347% 245%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 864%
Far Cry 6 1182% 891%
Genshin Impact 786% 585%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1171% 882%
Battlefield 6 1053% 791%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The R7 240 has a 217 MHz higher core clock speed but 4 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 8800 GTS. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the R7 240 manages to provide 2.3 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 217 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 8800 GTS, but the GeForce 8800 GTS has 12 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. As a result, the GeForce 8800 GTS exhibits a 4.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 240. 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 8800 GTS, 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 8800 GTS when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1728 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8800 GTS, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 8800 GTS has 34.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8800 GTS is noticeably better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8800 GTS has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8800 GTS is 113. The R7 240 having 99 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8800 GTS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8800 GTS. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8800 GTS.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce 8800 GTS requires 143 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 GeForce 8800 GTS. The GeForce 8800 GTS requires 113 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 8800 GTS 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 MHzvs513 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROTesla G80-100-K0-A2
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Feb 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs320 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs792 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs63.4GB/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 Units320vs96
Actual Shader Performance10%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units20vs24
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs12.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs20
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs10.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs143 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 28 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

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 8800 GTS is a high-end GPU based on the 90nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G80 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 20 ROPs, on a 320-bit memory interface of GDDR3. The central unit runs at 513MHz and the memory clock operates 792MHz. It will consume no more than 143 Watt.
Technically, next in series, when compared to GeForce 8800 GT, it performs worse as the amount of Shader Processing Units and TMUs was reduced and the GPU comes under-clocked, in exchange for a wider bus-width and extra video memory.
Today's modern demanding games can be played at medium (most) or high settings (some) smoothly. However, this GPU will perform poorly at 720p due to the limited video memory. DirectX 11 based games aren't supported.
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