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Front view of Radeon R5 A240

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R5 A240

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Radeon R5 A240 vs the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M.

Front view of GeForce GTX 860M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,020 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 5.5x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 700 MHz More than 55% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 1,305.6 GFLOPS vs 416 GFLOPS Around 3.2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 16.32 GPixel/s vs 5.2 GPixel/s Around 3.2x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 40.8 GTexel/s vs 13 GTexel/s Around 3.2x higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 640 vs 320 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 40 vs 20 Twice as many texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon R5 A240  vs GeForce GTX 860M 

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

Radeon R5 A240
14.4 GB/s
GeForce GTX 860M
80.2 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 GTX 860M
16.32 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R5 A240
13 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 860M
40.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R5 A240
416 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 860M
1,305.6 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 GTX 860M 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Jet GM107
Clock speed 650 MHz 1,020 MHz
Turbo clock speed 700 MHz 1,085 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 797 MHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 320 640
Texture mapping units 20 40
Render output processors 8 16
Pixel rate 5.2 GPixel/s 16.32 GPixel/s
Texture rate 13 GTexel/s 40.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 416 GFLOPS 1,305.6 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R5 A240  vs
GeForce GTX 860M 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 1,253 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 5,012 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type DDR3 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 14.4 GB/s 80.2 GB/s

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