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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i3 6300T Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition
New World 712% 684%
Resident Evil 8 1093% 1053%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1191% 1147%
Battlefield 2042 1093% 1053%
Far Cry 6 1227% 1182%
Forza Horizon 5 622% 598%
FIFA 22 363% 347%
The Ascent 1503% 1449%
Dying Light 2 1146% 1104%
Days Gone 769% 739%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Intel HD i3 6300T.

The R7 240 has a 380 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i3 6300T. This results in the R7 240 providing 9 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 R7 240 has a 380 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i3 6300T and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 240 providing 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 HD i3 6300T was released over a year more recently than the R7 240, and so the HD i3 6300T is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R7 240.

The R7 240 has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i3 6300T does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i3 6300T has 24 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i3 6300T is 182 and the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212. The R7 240 having 30 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD i3 6300T performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i3 6300T transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R7 240. This means that the HD i3 6300T is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R7 240. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i3 6300T should consume less power than the R7 240.

The HD i3 6300T requires 35 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition requires 30 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i3 6300T and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240. The HD i3 6300T requires 5 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i3 6300T to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs730 MHz
Boost Clock950 MHzvs780 MHz
ArchitectureSkylake GT2-S0GCN 1.1 Oland PRO
OC Potential None vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Sep 2015vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed1067 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs25.6GB/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 Units24vs320
Actual Shader Performance9%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units16vs20
Texture Rate5.6 GTexel/svs14.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs5.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-6300T 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i3 6300T is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i3-6300T Processor.

The Skylake Core includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4. Additionally, it also supports DDR4 Memory.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2-S0 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 950MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 1067MHz.
It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with a dedicated GeForce 920M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD i3 6300T is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Middle-Class Radeon R7 240 2GB, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock now operates at 800MHz and the Frame Buffer was halved to 1GB.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System now features a Dust-proof Fan design which increases particle resistance and extends card lifespan by up to 25% longer than reference.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon R7 240 Asus 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon R7 240 2GB.
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