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AMD Radeon R5 M240

AMD Radeon R5 M240

The AMD Radeon R5 M240 is an entry-level DirectX 12 graphics card for laptops, which is based on the Sun GPU (GCN architecture). The core is clocked at up to 1030 MHz and the DDR3 graphics memory runs at 900 MHz (64-bit interface).

Compared to the Mars chip (e.g. HD 8570M), Sun offers less hardware units. The GPU integrates 320 shaders, 20 TMUs and 4 ROPs and is therefore located in the low-end segment.

According to our benchmarks, the GPU beats Intels HD Graphics 4600 and performs similar to a Nvidia GeForce 820M. Current and demanding games of 2014 will run fluently only in low resolutions and detail settings.

The 320 shaders can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations (as 5 compute units). Compared to old TeraScale 2 chips, the GCN-based architecture offers improved performance in this framework.

The R5 series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the Radeon can directly support multiple monitors using Eyefinity technology.

Other features of the R5 series include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP limit. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games.

The power consumption should be somewhat above the R5 M230. As a result, the R5 M240 is also suited for small subnotebooks.

ManufacturerAMD
Radeon R5 M200 Series
Radeon R5 M255 compare 320 @ 0.94 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
Radeon R5 M240 320 @ 1.03 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Radeon R5 M230 compare 320 @ 0.86 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
CodenameJet XT / Sun
ArchitectureGCN
Pipelines320 - unified
Core Speed1030 MHz
Memory Speed1800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11.2, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesApp Acceleration, PowerPlay, PowerTune, ZeroCore, Enduro, Eyefinity, Mantle
Date of Announcement01.09.2014
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/NOTEBOOK/...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
4.9 pt (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 843     avg: 872     median: 871.5 (2%)     max: 900 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 921     avg: 949     median: 949 (2%)     max: 977 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
- 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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
29.6 30.5 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
19.7 20.2 ~ 20 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
33.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.6  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2014

F1 2014

2014
low 1024x768
38 58 ~ 48 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
28 40 ~ 34 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
25  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1024x768
24  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
14.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
6.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
30.2 33.9 ~ 32 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
21 23.3 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
27.9 28.2 ~ 28 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
16.7 18 ~ 17 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8.7  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1024x768
66.1 104.8 ~ 85 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
30 46.7 ~ 38 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
21.8  fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
13.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
11.8  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
10.3  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.