Radeon HD 8490 OEM vs Radeon R5 240 OEM

Radeon HD 8490 OEM
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 23 Jul 2013
Radeon HD 8490 OEM
Radeon R5 240 OEM
Memory: 2048Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Nov 2013
Radeon R5 240 OEM

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 8490 OEM

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R5 240 OEM

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon R5 240 OEM

HWBench recommends Radeon R5 240 OEM

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 8490 OEMRadeon R5 240 OEM
GPU NameCaicos (Caicos XTX)vsOland ()
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size67 mm²vs90 mm²
Transistors370 millionvs1,040 million
Shaders160vs320
Compute Units2vs5
Core clock875 MHzvs730 MHz
ROPs4vs8
TMUs8vs20

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 8490 OEMRadeon R5 240 OEM
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Bus Width64 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 8490 OEMRadeon R5 240 OEM
TDP35 wattsvs50 watts
Release Date23 Jul 2013vs1 Nov 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 8490 OEM
    3.50 GP/s
  • Radeon R5 240 OEM
    5.84 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 8490 OEM
    7.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R5 240 OEM
    14.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 8490 OEM
    14.40 GB/s
  • Radeon R5 240 OEM
    28.80 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 8490 OEM
    280.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R5 240 OEM
    467.20 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better