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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 SLI
Hitman 3 1030% 177%
Cyberpunk 2077 769% 113%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 694% 95%
Resident Evil 8 769% 113%
FIFA 21 338% 8%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1122% 200%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 669% 89%
Genshin Impact 769% 113%
Far Cry 6 1157% 208%
The Medium 984% 166%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition.

The R7 240 has a 85 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 92 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 60.4 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 85 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 56 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 37.1 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 GTX 460, 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 GTX 460 when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 460 has 201.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is massively better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI has 672. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 220 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 907. The GTX 460 having 687 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 460 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 460. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 460.

The Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI requires 380 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 460. The GTX 460 requires 345 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 460 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed760 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock810 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROFermi GF104-300-KB-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date16 Oct 2013vs01 Jul 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.5
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10
1600x900
5
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9.1
1920x1080
3.2
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7.3
2560x1440
2.3
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4.3
3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs672
Actual Shader Performance11%vs44%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs112
Texture Rate15.2 GTexel/svs75.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs64
Pixel Rate6.1 GPixel/svs43.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs4
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs380 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs600 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 240 MSI 2GB OC Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 240.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 730MHz to 760MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 810MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance boost over the standard edition.
GeForce GTX 460 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 460 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may cause micro stuttering in FPS below 30. This means this combination might even perform worse than a single GTX 460.
The optimal performance it delivers is slightly better than a single GeForce GTX 480.
Therefore, this combination is sufficient for gaming at 1080p and most demanding games can be played at the highest settings.
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