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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 Asus Low Profile 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 660 MSI OC 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 1053% 186%
Control 1371% 264%
eFootball PES 2020 473% 42%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1053% 186%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1182% 218%
Borderlands 3 786% 120%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 1084% 193%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1053% 186%
F1 2019 857% 137%
FIFA 20 347% 11%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 MSI OC 2GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 Asus Low Profile 2GB Edition.

The GTX 660 has a 276 MHz higher core clock speed and 60 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the GTX 660 providing 65.9 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 GTX 660 has a 276 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. This results in the GTX 660 providing 18.3 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 a year more recently than the GTX 660, and so the R7 240 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 660.

The Radeon R7 240 Asus Low Profile 2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 660 MSI OC 2GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 660 has 115.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 660 is massively better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 Asus Low Profile 2GB Edition has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 660 MSI OC 2GB Edition has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 660 is 1029. The GTX 660 having 817 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 660 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 Asus Low Profile 2GB Edition requires 35 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 660 MSI OC 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs1072 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROKepler GK106-400-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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9.1
1920x1080
3.1
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7.2
2560x1440
2.3
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5.2
3840x2160
1.5
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3.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs144.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs960
Actual Shader Performance10%vs50%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs80
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs80.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs24
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs24.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 240 Asus Low Profile 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 240 2GB.
This edition is essentially a reference card with no overclock out of the box and thus there is no performance boost over the standard edition.
GeForce GTX 660 MSI OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of GeForce GTX 660.
The new features include the Propeller Blade Technology solution which generates 20% more airflow than traditional fan design, according to MSI.
In terms of overclocking, the base-clock was increased from 980MHz to 1006MHz and the boost clock can now reach 1072MHz, instead of 1033MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
The overclocking is therefore somewhat significant and the performance boost is around 5% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 660.
Recommended CPUAMD Opteron 285
AMD Athlon 5400B Dual Core
AMD Athlon 5200B Dual Core
AMD Opteron 185
AMD Athlon 4850B Dual Core
Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Intel Core i5-4570S 2.9GHz
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v2
Intel Xeon Processor X5675
Intel Core i5-7400 3.0GHz
Possible GPU Upgrades-GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr OC Edition SLI
GeForce GTX 780
Radeon HD 7970 GHz MSI Lightning BE 3GB Edition
Quadro M4000
GeForce GTX 950 2GB SLI
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