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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R5 A240

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R5 A240

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Slightly higher clock speed 650 MHz vs 600 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Slightly more memory 1,024 MB vs 512 MB 2x more memory
Slightly more shading units 320 vs 112 208 more shading units
Front view of GeForce GT 9800

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Nvidia GeForce GT 9800

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Higher texture rate 84 GTexel/s vs 13 GTexel/s Around 6.5x higher texture rate
Higher memory bandwidth 57.6 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s 4x higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 24 GPixel/s vs 5.2 GPixel/s More than 4.5x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 56 vs 20 36 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors

Features Key features of the Radeon R5 A240  vs GeForce GT 9800 

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

Radeon R5 A240
14.4 GB/s
GeForce GT 9800
57.6 GB/s

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

Radeon R5 A240
5.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 9800
24 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R5 A240
13 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 9800
84 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R5 A240
416 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 9800
336 GFLOPS

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon R5 A240  vs
GeForce GT 9800 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Jet G92
Clock speed 650 MHz 600 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 320 112
Texture mapping units 20 56
Render output processors 8 16
Pixel rate 5.2 GPixel/s 24 GPixel/s
Texture rate 13 GTexel/s 84 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 416 GFLOPS 336 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R5 A240  vs
GeForce GT 9800 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 256 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 512 MB
Memory type DDR3 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 14.4 GB/s 57.6 GB/s

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