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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition Radeon R7 240 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 769% 786%
Hitman 3 1030% 1053%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 694% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 669% 684%
FIFA 21 338% 347%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1122% 1147%
Far Cry 6 1157% 1182%
Genshin Impact 769% 786%
Battlefield 6 1030% 1053%
Resident Evil 8 769% 786%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The R7 240 has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the R7 240. This results in the R7 240 providing 0.6 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 30 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 240 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 240 providing 0.3 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 less than a year after the R7 240, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 240 2GB are the same, which means the R7 240 and the R7 240 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 240 2GB have 320 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the R7 240 has 0.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate and 0.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, but the has GB/sec greater memory bandwidth. Although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the R7 240 takes the edge.

The Radeon R7 240 MSI OC 2GB Edition requires 35 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 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 R7 240. The R7 240 requires 5 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R7 240 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed760 MHzvs730 MHz
Boost Clock810 MHzvs780 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROGCN 1.1 Oland PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date16 Oct 2013vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
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Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs320
Actual Shader Performance11%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units20vs20
Texture Rate15.2 GTexel/svs14.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate6.1 GPixel/svs5.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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.
Note: 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.
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