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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 v2 2GB Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 617% 103%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 556% 86%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 535% 80%
FIFA 21 262% 2%
Watch Dogs Legion 592% 96%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 535% 80%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 929% 191%
Grand Theft Auto VI 910% 186%
Godfall 1065% 230%
Genshin Impact 617% 103%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 v2 2GB.

The HD 7870 has a 420 MHz higher core clock speed and 60 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the HD 7870 providing 77.4 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 7870 has a 420 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. This results in the HD 7870 providing 31 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 a year more recently than the HD 7870, and so the R7 240 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 7870.

The Radeon R7 240 v2 2GB and the Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 7870 has 88 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7870 is much better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 v2 2GB has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 1251. The HD 7870 having 1039 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7870 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 v2 2GB requires 30 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7870. The HD 7870 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the R7 240. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7870 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 MHzvs1150 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROGCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.8
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1600x900
5.2
vs green tick
9.5
1920x1080
3.7
vs green tick
7.5
2560x1440
2.5
vs green tick
5.5
3840x2160
1.7
vs green tick
3.9

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs160GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs1280
Actual Shader Performance10%vs60%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs80
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs92 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs32
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs36.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewNote: This Graphics Card has 2 variants: one with DDR3 and another with GDDR5. This is the GDDR5 Version.

Radeon R7 240 v2 2GB offers a core codenamed Oland PRO and and thus features 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-bit bus width of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 730MHz and goes up to 780MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 1125MHz.
Also, it offers a frame buffer of 2GB though this will not boost its performance and can be addressed as a gimmick - marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.
With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires no extra power connectors.

Its performance is somewhat comparable to GDDR5 variant of Radeon HD 7730.
Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7870.
This is one of today's most powerful editions of the reference as it features increases in both the core and memory clocks that went from 1000MHz to 1150MHz and from 1200MHz to 1250MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance boost is quite extreme and around 8% when compared to the reference Radeon HD 7870.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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