GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 240 vs R5 230 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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R7 240 

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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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Much better manhattan score 1,702.96 vs 653.95 More than 2.5x better manhattan score
Higher clock speed 730 MHz vs 625 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 1,334 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s vs 10.7 GB/s Around 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 667 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
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
Slightly more render output processors 8 vs 4 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly more compute units 5 vs 2 3 more compute units
Front view of Radeon R5 230

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Slightly lower TDP 19W vs 30W More than 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 240 vs R5 230

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 240
2,127.8
Radeon R5 230
1,206.86

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 240
1,702.96
Radeon R5 230
653.95

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