Radeon HD 8240 IGP vs Radeon HD 4870

Radeon HD 8240 IGP
Memory: 0Mb System SharedDESKTOP
Release date: 1 Nov 2013
Radeon HD 8240 IGP
Radeon HD 4870
Memory: 512Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Jun 2008
Radeon HD 4870


Reasons to consider Radeon HD 8240 IGP

135 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 4870 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4870

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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications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 4870

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 4870

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

Radeon HD 8240 IGPRadeon HD 4870
GPU NameKalindi (Kalindi LP)vsRV770 (RV770 PRO)
Fab Process28 nmvs55 nm
Die Size110 mm²vs256 mm²
Transistors1,178 millionvs956 million
Compute Units2vs10
Core clock400 MHzvs750 MHz

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 8240 IGPRadeon HD 4870
Memory TypeSystem SharedvsGDDR5
Bus WidthSystem Sharedvs256 bit
Memory SpeedSystem Sharedvs900 MHz
3600 MHz effective
Memory Size0 Mbvs512 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 8240 IGPRadeon HD 4870
TDP15 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date1 Nov 2013vs25 Jun 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 8240 IGP
    1.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 4870
    12.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 8240 IGP
    3.20 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 4870
    30.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 8240 IGP
    0.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 4870
    115.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 8240 IGP
    102.40 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 4870
    1200.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better