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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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Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 532 MHz Around 3.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 730 MHz vs 600 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 266 MHz Around 3.5x higher memory clock speed
More shading units 320 vs 64 256 more shading units
Lower TDP 30W vs 95W 3.2x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 9600 Mac

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Nvidia GeForce GT 9600 Mac

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Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly more texture mapping units 32 vs 20 12 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 240  vs GeForce GT 9600 Mac 

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

Radeon R7 240
28.8 GB/s
GeForce GT 9600 Mac
17.02 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 9600 Mac
9.6 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 240
15.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 9600 Mac
19.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 240
499.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 9600 Mac
192 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 9600 Mac 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Oland G94
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 730 MHz 600 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 320 64
Texture mapping units 20 32
Render output processors 8 16
Pixel rate 6.24 GPixel/s 9.6 GPixel/s
Texture rate 15.6 GTexel/s 19.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 499.2 GFLOPS 192 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 240  vs
GeForce GT 9600 Mac 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 266 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 532 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR3 DDR2
Memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s 17.02 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 30W 95W

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