NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega XT

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
0.06
 
no data
Architecture
GT2xx
 
GCN 5.0
GPU code name
GT215
 
Vega 10
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
17 November 2009 (11 years ago)
 
8 August 2017 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$80
 
no data
Price now
$756 (9.5x MSRP)
 
$330

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
96
 
4096
CUDA cores
96
 
no data
Core clock speed
550 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1630 MHz
Number of transistors
727 million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
69 Watt
 
225 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105C C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
17.60
 
417.3
Floating-point performance
257.28 gflops
 
13,353 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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
PCI-E 2.0
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
6.6" (168mm) (16.8 cm)
 
267 mm
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB or 1 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
2048 Bit
Memory clock speed
1700 MHz GDDR5, 1000 MHz GDDR3, 900 MHz DDR3 MHz
 
1890 MHz
Memory bandwidth
54.4 GB/s
 
483.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
DVIVGAHDMI
 
no data
Multi monitor support
+
 
no data
HDMI
+
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
no data
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.1 (10_1)
 
12.0
Shader Model
4.1
 
5.0
OpenGL
3.2
 
4.5
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 240

Lower power consumption (69W vs 225W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega XT

Much newer (8 August 2017 vs 17 November 2009)

Cheaper ($330 vs $756)

Wider memory bus (2048 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (4096 vs 96)

Higher memory bandwidth (483.8 vs 54.4 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 and AMD Radeon RX Vega XT. We've got no test results to judge.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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