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Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition Radeon HD 5570 1024MB
Cyberpunk 2077 1053% 1369%
eFootball PES 2020 418% 559%
Doom Eternal 622% 819%
The Division 2 1182% 1533%
Borderlands 3 786% 1029%
Metro: Exodus 1182% 1533%
Watch Dogs Legion 786% 1029%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1182% 1533%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 1084% 1408%
Anthem 755% 989%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 5570 1024MB.

The R7 240 has a 80 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 5570. This results in the R7 240 providing 1.6 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 80 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5570 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 240 providing 0.6 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 three years more recently than the HD 5570, 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 HD 5570 when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 3072 MB more video memory than the HD 5570, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R7 240 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition and the Radeon HD 5570 1024MB are the same, which means the R7 240 and the HD 5570 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Radeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5570 1024MB has 400. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5570 is 169. The R7 240 having 43 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 240 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5570.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5570. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5570.

The Radeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition requires 35 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5570 1024MB requires 42 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 HD 5570. The HD 5570 requires 7 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 5570 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 240.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROEvergreen Redwood PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date16 Oct 2013vs09 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
3.1
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2560x1440
2.3
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3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs400
Actual Shader Performance10%vs8%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs20
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs13 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs5.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs42 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs400 Watts & 24 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 240 2GB.
This edition is essentially a smaller version of the reference card with no overclock out of the box and thus there is no performance boost over the standard edition.
The Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
Recommended CPUAMD Opteron 285
AMD Athlon 5400B Dual Core
AMD Athlon 5200B Dual Core
AMD Opteron 185
AMD Athlon 4850B Dual Core
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 3GHz
Intel Celeron G550T 2.2GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 B24
AMD Athlon II X2 250
AMD Athlon II X2 245e
Possible GPU Upgrades-GeForce GTX 460 MSI OC v2 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 460 MSI OC v1 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power Edition
GeForce GTX 460 Gainward GS 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 460 Palit Sonic 1GB Edition
GPU Variants-Radeon HD 5570 XFX 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 5570 XFX Eyefinity X 2GB Edition

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