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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 clock speed 730 MHz vs 594 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 792 MHz More than 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s vs 6.34 GB/s More than 4.5x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 396 MHz More than 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 499.2 GFLOPS vs 47.52 GFLOPS More than 10.5x better floating-point performance
More shading units 320 vs 40 280 more shading units
More texture mapping units 20 vs 4 16 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of Radeon HD 3550

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ATi Radeon HD 3550

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the ATi Radeon HD 3550 vs the AMD Radeon R7 240.

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 240  vs HD 3550 

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

Radeon R7 240
28.8 GB/s
Radeon HD 3550
6.34 GB/s

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

Radeon R7 240
6.24 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 3550
2.38 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 240
15.6 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 3550
2.38 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 240
499.2 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 3550
47.52 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
HD 3550 
GPU brand AMD ATI
GPU name Oland RV620
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 730 MHz 594 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 320 40
Texture mapping units 20 4
Render output processors 8 4
Compute units 5 2
Pixel rate 6.24 GPixel/s 2.38 GPixel/s
Texture rate 15.6 GTexel/s 2.38 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 499.2 GFLOPS 47.52 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 240  vs
HD 3550 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 396 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 792 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 64 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 512 MB
Memory type DDR3 DDR2
Memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s 6.34 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 30W 30W

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