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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 600 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 1,334 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 667 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 30W vs 55W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 4720

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ATi Radeon HD 4720

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Slightly more texture mapping units 32 vs 20 12 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 240  vs HD 4720 

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

Radeon R7 240
28.8 GB/s
Radeon HD 4720
21.34 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 4720
4.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 240
15.6 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 4720
19.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 240
499.2 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 4720
384 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 4720 
GPU brand AMD ATI
GPU name Oland RV730
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 730 MHz 600 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 320 320
Texture mapping units 20 32
Render output processors 8 8
Compute units 5 4
Pixel rate 6.24 GPixel/s 4.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 15.6 GTexel/s 19.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 499.2 GFLOPS 384 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 240  vs
HD 4720 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 667 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 1,334 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR3 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s 21.34 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 30W 55W

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