AMD Radeon R5 340X Review: Is it Good? Is it Bad?

In this article, you will find our AMD Radeon R5 340X review intended to ease your search for a GPU that meets your needs. AMD is the second largest microprocessors after Intel and is the closest competitor to NVidia in the GPU market.

It is known for its budget and low-cost graphics cards although they may be less powerful than those released by NVidia. Read on and find out what the Radeon R5 is made of.

Radeon R5 340X

The AMD R5 340X is a desktop graphics card that was released by AMD in May 2015. It is based on the Oland graphics processor and manufactured using the 28 nm process. The Oland processor is built on a relatively small chip that has a 90 mm2 die area. The graphics card features 1040 million transistors on the Oland chip.

The GPU has 384 shader processing units and it operates at a base clock speed of 900 MHz which can be boosted up to 1050 clock speed. It features a texture fill rate of 25.2 GTexel/s and a floating-point performance of 806.4 gflops. The card also features 24 texture mapping units and 8 rendering outputs units.

The AMD Radeon R5 340x has a maximum of 2 GB GDDR5 memory connected using a 128-bit interface. The memory has a clock speed of 4000 MHz and the card has a maximum memory bandwidth of 72 GB/s.

The card does not require an additional power connector as it is a dual slot card. It has a maximum power consumption of 65 watts. Has 1x HDMI, 1X VGA, and 1X DVI display outputs. It is connected to the other system components using a PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Additionall, in the R5 340X Oland XT variant, the card supports the DirectX 12.0 (11_1) and OpenGL APIs. It requires a minimum of 450 Watt PSU.

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Benchmarks

The AMD Radeon R5 340X review benchmarks reveal that the AMD Radeon R5 340X performs slightly better than its base version the Radeon R5 340 graphics card. The graphics card is not very good at gaming and may be suitable to run indie system requirements only.

However, it meets the system requirements for DirectX 12 and lower games.  The graphics card will not run current titles at playable fps in acceptable resolutions and game settings.

At 1080p, the graphics card performed very poorly failing to provide the acceptable 30 fps in all titles benchmarked in this review. In GTA V, the Radeon R5 340X provided a low 8.7 fps which is not playable. On the other hand, the Witcher 3, the 340X provided 11 fps and 13 fps on Crysis 3.

The graphics card provided less than 10 fps in many titles at 1080p including Just Cause 4 with 9.1 fps, Final Fantasy XV at 7.9 fps, Assassin’s Creed originals at 8.1 fps and 6.3 fps in the Shadow of the Tomb Raider. However, the GPU managed 24 fps in Wolfenstein 3.

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Conclusion

The AMD Radeon R5 340X is clearly not meant for heavy gaming. However, it is capable of running light eSports games at lower settings. If you are looking for a gaming graphics card you will be better off with a newer and more powerful graphics card. That’s all for our AMD Radeon R5 340X review. Let us know if you have a question in the comments.