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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) FireGL V5100
Cyberpunk 2077 414% 2474%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 370% 2254%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 355% 2178%
FIFA 21 159% 1198%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 355% 2178%
Watch Dogs Legion 395% 2383%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 636% 3590%
Grand Theft Auto VI 623% 3522%
Genshin Impact 414% 2474%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 386% 2337%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) are massively better than the AMD FireGL V5100.

The HD 8740 was released over three years more recently than the FireGL V5100, and so the HD 8740 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the FireGL V5100 when running the latest games.

The HD 8740 has 1920 MB more video memory than the FireGL V5100, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 8740 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 8740 has 60.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FireGL V5100, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8740 is much better than the FireGL V5100.

The Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512 Shader Processing Units and the FireGL V5100 has 6. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348 and the actual shader performance of the FireGL V5100 is 2. The HD 8740 having 346 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 8740 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FireGL V5100.

The Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts to run but there is no entry for the FireGL V5100. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the FireGL V5100. The HD 8740 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the FireGL V5100. The difference is significant enough that the HD 8740 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FireGL V5100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO-
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date05 Sep 2013vs01 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
5.6
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1920x1080
4.6
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2560x1440
3
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3840x2160
2.1
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs6
Actual Shader Performance17%vs0%
Technology28nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units32vs-
Texture Rate25.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate12.8 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2048x1536
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power55 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs300 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9.0b
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.4vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is an OEM Only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7750 and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
The FireGL line is designed for multimedia content creation programs, such as 3DS Max, mechanical engineering design software such as Solidworks, and civil engineering architectural software such as Chief Architect, whereas Radeon counterparts are suited towards video games. FireGL drivers were built with maximum image quality and pixel precision, with CAD specific functionalities such as the recently introduced AutoDetection Technology to tune the parameters inside the driver to achieve maximum performance for predefined list of software. However, because the drivers are also based on the Catalyst drivers made for the Radeon line, it makes them suitable for gaming, at the expense of probable compatibility issues with the very latest games due to the age of the drivers, with FireGL cards in theory pushing more data than their Radeon gaming counterparts
The ATI FireGL range of video cards, renamed to FirePro 3D in late 2008, is the series specifically for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) software, usually found in workstations.
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