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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7730 v2 Sapphire 1GB Edition Radeon R7 240 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 769% 786%
Hitman 3 1031% 1053%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 695% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 669% 684%
FIFA 21 338% 347%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1123% 1147%
Far Cry 6 1158% 1182%
Genshin Impact 769% 786%
Battlefield 6 1031% 1053%
Resident Evil 8 769% 786%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7730 v2 Sapphire 1GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The HD 7730 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the HD 7730 providing 4.6 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 HD 7730 has a 70 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 240 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7730 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 less than a year after the HD 7730, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 7730, 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 HD 7730 v2 Sapphire 1GB Edition and the Radeon R7 240 2GB are the same, which means the HD 7730 and the R7 240 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Radeon HD 7730 v2 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7730 is 261 and the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212. The HD 7730 having 49 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7730 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The Radeon HD 7730 v2 Sapphire 1GB Edition requires 47 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 7730 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240. The HD 7730 requires 17 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 7730 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs730 MHz
Boost Clock-vs780 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde LEGCN 1.1 Oland PRO
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date10 May 2013vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/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 Units384vs320
Actual Shader Performance13%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units24vs20
Texture Rate19.2 GTexel/svs14.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate6.4 GPixel/svs5.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power47 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 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 i3-3210 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 7730 v2 Sapphire 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon HD 7730 v2, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock

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Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon HD 7730 v2.
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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