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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 4830 HIS Fan 512MB Edition Radeon R7 240 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 606% 786%
Hitman 3 819% 1053%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 546% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 525% 684%
FIFA 21 256% 347%
Grand Theft Auto VI 894% 1147%
Far Cry 6 922% 1182%
Genshin Impact 606% 786%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 913% 1171%
Battlefield 6 819% 1053%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4830 HIS Fan 512MB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The R7 240 has a 155 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 4830, but the HD 4830 has 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. As a result, the HD 4830 exhibits a 3.8 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 155 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 4830, but the HD 4830 has 8 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. As a result, the HD 4830 exhibits a 3.4 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 HD 4830, 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 4830 when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1536 MB more video memory than the HD 4830, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 4830 has superior memory performance.

The HD 4830 has 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the HD 4830 is slightly better than the R7 240.

The Radeon HD 4830 HIS Fan 512MB Edition has 640 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 4830 is 258 and the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212. The HD 4830 having 46 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 4830 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 4830. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 4830.

The Radeon HD 4830 HIS Fan 512MB Edition requires 95 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 4830 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240. The HD 4830 requires 65 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 4830 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed575 MHzvs730 MHz
Boost Clock-vs780 MHz
ArchitectureR700 RV790 LEGCN 1.1 Oland PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date21 Oct 2008vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
6.4
1600x900
5.1
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4.9
1920x1080
3.7
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3.1
2560x1440
2.5
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2.3
3840x2160
1.7
green tick vs
1.5

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth57.6GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB 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 Units640vs320
Actual Shader Performance12%vs10%
Technology55nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs20
Texture Rate18.4 GTexel/svs14.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs8
Pixel Rate9.2 GPixel/svs5.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 33 Ampsvs400 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs12.0
Shader Model4.1vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 4830 HIS Fan 512MB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Performance Radeon HD 4830, created by HIS.

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

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System consists of HIS' Fan which is Faster, Cooler and Quieter.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon HD 4830 HIS Fan 512MB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 4830.
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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