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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 PowerColor OC 2GB Edition Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 777% 115%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 702% 97%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 676% 90%
FIFA 21 343% 9%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1134% 203%
Hitman 3 1041% 180%
Genshin Impact 777% 115%
Far Cry 6 1169% 211%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1158% 208%
Watch Dogs Legion 746% 108%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 PowerColor OC 2GB Edition.

The HD 7870 has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed and 60 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the HD 7870 providing 65.8 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 HD 7870 has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. This results in the HD 7870 providing 26.3 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 HD 7870, 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 HD 7870.

The Radeon R7 240 PowerColor OC 2GB Edition and the Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 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 HD 7870 has 126.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7870 is massively better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 PowerColor OC 2GB Edition has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 218 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 1099. The HD 7870 having 881 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7870 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 PowerColor OC 2GB Edition requires 30 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed750 MHzvs1010 MHz
Boost Clock800 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROGCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.5
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1600x900
4.9
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9.3
1920x1080
3.2
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7.2
2560x1440
2.3
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5.4
3840x2160
1.5
vs green tick
3.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1210 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs154.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs1280
Actual Shader Performance10%vs53%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs80
Texture Rate15 GTexel/svs80.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs32
Pixel Rate6 GPixel/svs32.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 12 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 240 PowerColor OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 240 2GB .
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 730MHz to 750MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 800MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 1% performance boost over the standard edition.
Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7870. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include the DirectCU II cooling solution which is 20% more effective than the reference cooler, according to Asus and a small increase in the core-clock to 1010MHz as well as in the memory clock to 1210MHz.
Benchmarks indicate almost no performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7870 and so its performance is on level with the it as the boost is beneath 1%.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.
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