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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 778% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 711% 36%
Genshin Impact 786% 30%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 802% 29%
eFootball PES 2021 347% 65%
FIFA 21 347% 65%
Marvel's Avengers 739% 34%
Watch Dogs Legion 755% 33%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 1171% 0%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 684% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition.

The GTX 980 has a 396 MHz higher core clock speed and 236 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the GTX 980 providing 273.7 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 GTX 980 has a 396 MHz higher core clock speed and 120 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. This results in the GTX 980 providing 138.3 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 GTX 980 was released less than a year after the R7 240, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 980 has 7168 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 GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 420 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 6512 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 315 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
green tick vs -
1600x900
4.9
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
3.1
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
2.3
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
1.5
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs4096
Actual Shader Performance10%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs256
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs128
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R7 240, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was Increased to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 240.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
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