NVIDIA GeForce 830A vs AMD Radeon R7 240

NVIDIA GeForce 830A
AMD Radeon R7 240

General info

Comparison of GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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0.69
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GM108
 
Oland
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
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reference
Release date
22 July 2014
 
8 October 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$69
Price now
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$70

Technical specs

GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
256
 
320
Core clock speed
1082 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
1150 MHz
 
780 MHz
Transistor count
no data
 
950 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
33 Watt
 
50 Watt
Texture fill rate
18.4 GTexel / s
 
14 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
588.8 gflops
 
499.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
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PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Length
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168 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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N / A

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
1150 MHz
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB / s
 
72 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
HDMI
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
DDMA audio
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+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce 830A 1.28 +611.1%
R7 240 0.18

Passmark

GeForce 830A 1004 +29%
R7 240 778

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.2%
 
4549 +0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
62 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
no data
 
2.5 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 830A

611.1% faster (about 7 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (22 July 2014 vs 8 October 2013)
Less power hungry (33 vs 50 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 240

Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (320 vs 256)
Higher memory bandwidth (72 vs 14.4 GB/s)
DirectX® 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL® 4.3
OpenCL™
HDMI
CrossfireX
FreeSync

So, 830A or R7 240?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 830A.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 830A and Radeon R7 240, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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