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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB Radeon HD 5550 1024MB
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 1114%
Hitman 3 1053% 1479%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 1010%
Resident Evil 8 786% 1114%
FIFA 21 347% 512%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1608%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 974%
The Medium 1006% 1415%
Genshin Impact 786% 1114%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1656%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5550 1024MB.

The R7 240 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5550. This results in the R7 240 providing 5.8 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 180 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5550 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 240 providing 1.4 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 HD 5550, 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 HD 5550 when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 5550, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 5550 has superior memory performance.

The HD 5550 has 35.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5550 is noticeably better than the R7 240.

Both the Radeon R7 240 2GB and the Radeon HD 5550 1024MB have 320 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the R7 240 is 212 and by the HD 5550 is 114. Knowing that the shader performance of the R7 240 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5550. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5550.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5550 1024MB requires 39 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 HD 5550. The HD 5550 requires 9 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 5550 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROEvergreen Redwood LE
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs09 Feb 2010
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 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs320
Actual Shader Performance10%vs5%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs16
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs8.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs39 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 24 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 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.
The Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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