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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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More memory 2,048 MB vs 256 MB 8x more memory
Better PassMark score 966 vs 147 More than 6.5x better PassMark score
Slightly higher memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s vs 15.2 GB/s Around 90% higher memory bandwidth
More shading units 320 vs 40 280 more shading units
More texture mapping units 20 vs 4 16 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of Radeon HD 3470

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ATi Radeon HD 3470

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Slightly higher clock speed 800 MHz vs 730 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Slightly lower TDP 30W vs 50W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R5 240 vs HD 3470

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Features Key features of the Radeon R5 240  vs HD 3470 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon R5 240
28.8 GB/s
Radeon HD 3470
15.2 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R5 240
6.24 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 3470
3.2 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R5 240
15.6 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 3470
3.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R5 240
499.2 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 3470

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes


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