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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R5 240 v1 GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 881% 1273%
Doom Eternal 938% 1353%
Call of Duty Warzone 919% 1327%
Cyberpunk 2077 1300% 1860%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 281% 433%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 881% 1273%
Half-Life: Alyx 1443% 2060%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1457% 2080%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1300% 1860%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 881% 1273%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R5 240 v1 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition.

The R5 240 has a 200 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 220. This results in the R5 240 providing 9.8 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 200 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 220 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R5 240 providing 1.6 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 R5 240 was released over three years more recently than the GT 220, 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 GT 220 when running the latest games.

The Radeon R5 240 v1 and the GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R5 240 has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the R5 240 is marginally better than the GT 220.

The Radeon R5 240 v1 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the R5 240 is 269 and the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60. The R5 240 having 209 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R5 240 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 220.

The R5 240 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 220. This means that the R5 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 220.

The Radeon R5 240 v1 requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 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 GT 220. The GT 220 requires 28 Watts more than the R5 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 220 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R5 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed825 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XTTesla GT215-450-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date21 Apr 2013vs12 Oct 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR2
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs6.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs48
Actual Shader Performance13%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate19.8 GTexel/svs10 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate6.6 GPixel/svs5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs58 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
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.
GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce GT 220 v2, created by Galaxy.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 400MHz instead of 790MHz because the GPU Acesses a GDDR2 Frame Buffer, instead of GDDR3.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Performance is Lower than the Reference GeForce GT 220 v2, especially at Higher Resolutions.
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