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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 240

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 240

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More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Slightly higher memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s 2x higher memory bandwidth
More shading units 320 vs 48 272 more shading units
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Slightly more texture mapping units 20 vs 8 12 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GT 520 PCI

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Nvidia GeForce GT 520 PCI

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Higher clock speed 810 MHz vs 730 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 240  vs GeForce GT 520 PCI 

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

Radeon R7 240
28.8 GB/s
GeForce GT 520 PCI
14.4 GB/s

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

Radeon R7 240
6.24 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 520 PCI
1.62 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 240
15.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 520 PCI
6.48 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 240
499.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 520 PCI
155.52 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 R7 240  vs
GeForce GT 520 PCI 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Oland GF119
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 730 MHz 810 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 320 48
Texture mapping units 20 8
Render output processors 8 4
Pixel rate 6.24 GPixel/s 1.62 GPixel/s
Texture rate 15.6 GTexel/s 6.48 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 499.2 GFLOPS 155.52 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 240  vs
GeForce GT 520 PCI 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 64 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR3 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s 14.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 30W 29W

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