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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R5 240 v1 HD i7 6700K
Red Dead Redemption 2 919% 664%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 919% 664%
Cyberpunk 2077 1300% 950%
Halo: Reach 224% 143%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1300% 950%
Detroit: Become Human 1443% 1057%
Borderlands 3 976% 707%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1300% 950%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 881% 636%
FIFA 20 443% 307%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 6700K are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R5 240 v1.

The R5 240 has a 475 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 6700K. This results in the R5 240 providing 14.2 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 475 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i7 6700K and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R5 240 providing 3.8 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 i7 6700K was released over a year more recently than the R5 240, and so the HD i7 6700K is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R5 240.

The R5 240 has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i7 6700K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Radeon R5 240 v1 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the HD i7 6700K has 24. However, the actual shader performance of the R5 240 is 269 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221. The R5 240 having 48 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD i7 6700K performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R5 240. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R5 240.

The Radeon R5 240 v1 requires 30 Watts to run and the HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R5 240 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K. The HD i7 6700K requires 61 Watts more than the R5 240 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 6700K may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R5 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed825 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1150 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XTSkylake GT2-R0
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date21 Apr 2013vs05 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1067 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR4
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs34.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs24
Actual Shader Performance13%vs11%
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate19.8 GTexel/svs5.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate6.6 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs91 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.
Intel HD i7 6700K is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i7-6700K 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 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, 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 i7 6700K is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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