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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R5 240 v1 Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Cyberpunk 2077 1300% 1324%
Red Dead Redemption 2 919% 937%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 529% 540%
Halo: Reach 224% 229%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1300% 1324%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 919% 937%
FIFA 20 443% 452%
Doom Eternal 776% 791%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1457% 1484%
Need For Speed Heat 919% 937%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R5 240 v1 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 3850 AGP.

The R5 240 has a 157 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 3850. This results in the R5 240 providing 9.1 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 R5 240 has a 157 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 3850, but the HD 3850 has 8 more Render Output Units than the R5 240. As a result, the HD 3850 exhibits a 4.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R5 240. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R5 240 was released over three years more recently than the HD 3850, and so the R5 240 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 3850 when running the latest games.

The R5 240 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 3850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 3850 has 37.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R5 240, which means that the memory performance of the HD 3850 is noticeably better than the R5 240.

The Radeon R5 240 v1 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the R5 240 is 269 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3850 is 214. The R5 240 having 55 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 3850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R5 240 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3850. This means that the R5 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3850. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the R5 240 should consume less power than the HD 3850.

The Radeon R5 240 v1 requires 30 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R5 240 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850. The HD 3850 requires 45 Watts more than the R5 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 3850 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R5 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed825 MHzvs668 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XTRV670 PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date21 Apr 2013vs03 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs830 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs53.1GB/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 Units384vs320
Actual Shader Performance13%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate19.8 GTexel/svs10.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate6.6 GPixel/svs10.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R5 240 v1 is an OEM Only, Middle-Class Graphics Card, based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Radeon R5 240 v1 equips the GPU Codenamed Oland XT which is a GCN 1.1 GPU and has 6 Compute Units activated, offering 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs.

The Central Unit is Clocked at 825MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with GDDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 64-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Radeon R5 240 v1 is very similar in terms of core configuration to Radeon R7 240 but suffers from a huge memory bottleneck resultant from the 64-bit bus width, against the 128-bit bus width of Radeon R7 240.
As a resultant, it's only suited for 720p gaming and even then it still offers considerably less performance than Radeon R7 240.

System Suggestions
Radeon R5 240 v1 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We Recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon HD 3850 AGP is a variant of the high-end Radeon HD 3850 based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600. Check its page to know more about its Core.
Compared to Radeon HD 3850, it features twice as much video memory and an AGP 8X Bus Interface. Benchmarks indicate the double sized frame buffer benefits this GPU largely and so its performance is up to 8% better than the reference Radeon HD 3850.
Today's modern games should run fluently at medium settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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