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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 2GB GeForce 8800 GS
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 786%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 684%
Hitman 3 1053% 1053%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1147%
FIFA 21 347% 347%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1182%
Genshin Impact 786% 786%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1171% 1171%
Watch Dogs Legion 755% 755%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the R7 240 and the GeForce 8800 GS are equal.

The R7 240 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 8800 GS, but the GeForce 8800 GS has 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. As a result, the GeForce 8800 GS exhibits a 11.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 240. 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 GeForce 8800 GS, but the GeForce 8800 GS has 4 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. As a result, the GeForce 8800 GS exhibits a 0.8 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 GS, 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 GS when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1664 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8800 GS, 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 GS has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8800 GS is marginally better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8800 GS has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8800 GS is 132. The R7 240 having 80 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8800 GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8800 GS. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8800 GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the R7 240 should consume less power than the GeForce 8800 GS.

The Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce 8800 GS requires 105 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 8800 GS. The GeForce 8800 GS requires 75 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 8800 GS 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 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROG92
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs384 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs38.4GB/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%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units20vs48
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs26.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs12
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs6.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1280x720

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 GS is a high-end GFX based on the 65nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G92 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 12 ROPs, on a 192-bit memory interface of GDDR3. The central unit runs at 550MHz and the memory clock operates 800MHz. It will consume no more than 105 Watt.
GeForce 8800 GS was added later to the GeForce 8000 Series and was manufactured with an upgraded G8X Core known as G92 (later used on the GeForce 9000 Series). It's manufactured with a smaller technology (65nm VS 90nm) and therefore heats less and consumes less power. Compared to GeForce 8800 GT, it performs significantly worse - especially at higher resolutions.
Today's modern demanding games can be played at medium (most) or high settings (some) smoothly. However, DirectX 11 based games aren't supported and its performance will decrease substantially, as the resolution increases.
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