GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R5 240 vs 1030 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 1030  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R5 240

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R5 240

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Slightly wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GT 1030

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Nvidia GeForce GT 1030

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,227 MHz vs 730 MHz Around 70% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 3.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 2,256 vs 966 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,468 MHz vs 780 MHz Around 90% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,617 vs 621 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Better ocean surface simulation score 417.91 frames/s vs 162.89 frames/s More than 2.5x better ocean surface simulation score
Slightly lower TDP 30W vs 50W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R5 240 vs GeForce GT 1030

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R5 240
76.85 mHash/s
GeForce GT 1030
139.49 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R5 240
13.53 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 1030
48 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R5 240
162.89 frames/s
GeForce GT 1030
417.91 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R5 240
108.86 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 1030
366.88 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R5 240
1.01 frames/s
GeForce GT 1030
2.42 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R5 240
20.12 frames/s
GeForce GT 1030
31.18 frames/s

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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