AMD Radeon HD 8240

The AMD Radeon HD 8240 is an integrated DirectX 11.1 graphics card typically paired with AMD Kabini-class APUs (for example, the E1-2500). It offers 128 shader cores and two Compute Units based on the GCN architecture and is clocked at 400 MHz with no support for Turbo. The graphics card does not have dedicated VRAM and will access the main memory of the system (up to single-channel DDR3L-1333).

The HD 8240 integrates both UVD 4.2 and VCE 2.0 video encoders. It supports up to two external monitors via VGA, DVI, HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2.

Depending on the benchmark, the performance of the Radeon HD 8240 is somewhere between the Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) and HD Graphics 4000 GPUs. This is on par with a dedicated Radeon HD 6450M, but is still too slow for modern games as of 2013. However, some older and less demanding games will run fluently if the performance of the CPU is sufficient.

Radeon HD 8000 Series
Radeon HD 8400 (compare) 128 @ 600 MHz
Radeon HD 8330 (compare) 128 @ 500 MHz
Radeon HD 8280 (compare) 128 @ 450 MHz
Radeon HD 8240 128 @ 400 MHz
Radeon HD 8250 (compare) 128 @ 300 - 400 (Boost) MHz
Radeon HD 8210 (compare) 128 @ 300 MHz
Radeon HD 8180 (compare) 128 @ 225 MHz
Pipelines128 - unified
Core Speed400 MHz
Shared Memoryyes
DirectXDirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
Date of Announcement23.05.2013


3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
19 20.8 ~ 20 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
8.7 10.5 ~ 10 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
28  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Dirt 3

Dirt 3

low 800x600
25  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
16.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.