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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition Quadro FX 5600
Halo: Reach 167% 220%
Cyberpunk 2077 1053% 1282%
Red Dead Redemption 2 739% 906%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 418% 520%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 739% 906%
Doom Eternal 622% 765%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1053% 1282%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1182% 1437%
FIFA 20 347% 436%
Need For Speed Heat 739% 906%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 5600.

The R7 240 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 5600, 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 Quadro FX 5600 when running the latest games.

The R7 240 has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 5600, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Quadro FX 5600 has superior memory performance.

The Quadro FX 5600 has 51.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is much better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition has 320 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 5600 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 5600 is 77. The R7 240 having 135 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 5600 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 5600. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 5600.

The Radeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition requires 35 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 5600 requires 171 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 Quadro FX 5600. The Quadro FX 5600 requires 136 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 5600 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 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROG80GL
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs03 May 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs128
Actual Shader Performance10%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units20vs-
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs171 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 240 XFX Low Profile 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 240 2GB.
This edition is essentially a reference card with no overclock out of the box and thus there is no performance boost over the standard edition.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
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