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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition Radeon R7 240 2GB
Hitman 3 1053% 1053%
Cyberpunk 2077 786% 786%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 711%
Resident Evil 8 786% 786%
FIFA 21 347% 347%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1147% 1147%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 684% 684%
Genshin Impact 786% 786%
Far Cry 6 1182% 1182%
The Medium 1006% 1006%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the R7 240 and the R7 240 are equal.

The R7 240 and the R7 240 have both the same core clock speed and the same Texture Fill Rate. 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 and the R7 240 have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition and the Radeon R7 240 2GB were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The R7 240 has 1024 MB more video memory than the R7 240, 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 R7 240 has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the R7 240 is marginally better than the R7 240.

Both the Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB 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, although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the R7 240 takes the edge.

The Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition requires 30 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 two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs730 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs780 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROGCN 1.1 Oland PRO
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs28.8GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs320
Actual Shader Performance10%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units20vs20
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs14.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5.8 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 Power30 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 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 ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Middle-Class Radeon R7 240 2GB, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock now operates at 800MHz and the Frame Buffer was halved to 1GB.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System now features a Dust-proof Fan design which increases particle resistance and extends card lifespan by up to 25% longer than reference.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon R7 240 2GB.
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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