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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition
Halo: Reach 167% 18%
Cyberpunk 2077 1053% 254%
Red Dead Redemption 2 739% 158%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 418% 59%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 739% 158%
Doom Eternal 622% 122%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1053% 254%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1182% 294%
FIFA 20 347% 37%
Need For Speed Heat 739% 158%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition.

The HD 7850 has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed and 44 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 240. This results in the HD 7850 providing 40.4 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 7850 has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the R7 240. This results in the HD 7850 providing 21.7 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 7850, 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 7850.

The R7 240 has 3072 MB more video memory than the HD 7850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 7850 has superior memory performance.

The HD 7850 has 131.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7850 is massively better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7850 is 749. The HD 7850 having 537 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7850 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition requires 35 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core 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 7850. The HD 7850 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the R7 240. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7850 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 MHzvs860 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROGCN 1.0 Pitcairn PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date16 Oct 2013vs01 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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1600x900
4.9
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8.3
1920x1080
3.1
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6.4
2560x1440
2.3
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4.7
3840x2160
1.5
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2.9

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/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 Units320vs1024
Actual Shader Performance10%vs36%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs64
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs55 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs32
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs27.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 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 i5-3330 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 240 MSI Low Profile 4GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 240 2GB.
This edition is essentially a smaller version of the reference card with no overclock out of the box and thus there is no performance boost over the standard edition.
Radeon HD 7850 XFX Core Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7850. See the standard version for more information about it.
This edition features a special cooling system that allows twice as much heat dissipation when compared to the reference AMD cooling system but its performance is still the same, as there's no over-clocking out of the box.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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