GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 240 vs 730 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

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

6.6

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R7 240 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R7 240  based on its noise and power.

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AMD Radeon R7 240

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Front view of Radeon R7 240

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
Front view of GeForce GT 730

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 730

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 730 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 240 vs GeForce GT 730

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 240
2,127.8
GeForce GT 730
2,915.39

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 240
1,702.96
GeForce GT 730
1,707.68

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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

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Comments

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If it starts with "r7" It was never a contender
2 variants of card. One has ddr3 the other ddr5. You've already proven your extreme lack of knowledge combined with ego-economically driven fandom. Bad combination for those who want machines that actually perform well. Go google it. I'm right, that is all. You are wrong, these are facts.
I don't waste time posting my knowledge for people like you who obviously know NOTHING of hardware and let your "AMD heart" guide your posting rehtoric. iei, your post was GARBAGE. I have years of training, a degree and work experience. Why waste time arguing with a clueless kid?
lmao your asnwer and comment are both garbage sadly,stay in the wrong,kiddo.
Your post was garbage.
it's ddr5 not ddr3 ,can't you read,and can't you read more ?i said the r7 240 can oc better than the 730 which makes it better,had a card oc 50% same performance as r7 250 with 90-95c for 4year and had no probleme running then sold it
You nailed it.
I have run multiple variants of both cards. The 2gb gt730 with GDDR5 memory will ALWAYS outperform your R7 card. Your OC'd card still uses much slower DDR3 and will have much lower effective memory speed as a result, regardless of how you adjust frequencies. The GDDR5 GT730 is technically superior, if you can prove otherwise via benchmark, then you are either A.) Using the slower GDDR3 GT730, OR B.) Something must be wrong with your testing. There are no scenarios in which an R7 240 outperforms the GT730. I don't run either card in any of my personal machines because they are both low-end budget cards with extreme limitations. I run a GTX 1080ti, even my laptop runs a 1050ti. The only reason I am responding to this is to stop potential spread of misinformation. Which you are perpetuating whether you know it or not.
how is that ?r7 2401gb ddr5 can easy oc from 730 to 1100mhz without even case fans card turn 85-90c for many years and outperforme the gt730
Make sure when you purchase the GT730, you get the one with 2GB and the memory gap is non-existent. After many experiences with both cards, I can guarantee that the GT730 is BETTER. It games better and does a decent job. If you have another 100.00 to part with, go for the RX470. It blows both these cards out of the water for under 200.
So looks like the GT 730 is more performance and less budget oriented and the R7 240 is more budget focused
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