Radeon HD 8240 IGP vs Radeon HD 5850

Radeon HD 8240 IGP
Memory: 0Mb System SharedDESKTOP
Release date: 1 Nov 2013
Radeon HD 8240 IGP
Radeon HD 5850
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 30 Sep 2009
Radeon HD 5850


Reasons to consider Radeon HD 8240 IGP

136 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 5850 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 5850

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 5850

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 5850

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

Radeon HD 8240 IGPRadeon HD 5850
GPU NameKalindi (Kalindi LP)vsCypress (Cypress PRO)
Fab Process28 nmvs40 nm
Die Size110 mm²vs334 mm²
Transistors1,178 millionvs2,154 million
Compute Units2vs18
Core clock400 MHzvs725 MHz

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 8240 IGPRadeon HD 5850
Memory TypeSystem SharedvsGDDR5
Bus WidthSystem Sharedvs256 bit
Memory SpeedSystem Sharedvs1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
Memory Size0 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 8240 IGPRadeon HD 5850
TDP15 wattsvs151 watts
Release Date1 Nov 2013vs30 Sep 2009

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 8240 IGP
    1.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 5850
    23.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 8240 IGP
    3.20 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 5850
    52.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 8240 IGP
    0.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 5850
    128.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 8240 IGP
    102.40 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 5850
    2088.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better