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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) GeForce GTX 470
Cyberpunk 2077 414% 197%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 370% 172%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 355% 163%
Watch Dogs Legion 395% 187%
Godfall 734% 383%
FIFA 21 159% 50%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 355% 163%
Grand Theft Auto VI 623% 318%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 636% 326%
Genshin Impact 414% 197%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM).

The HD 8740 has a 193 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 470, but the GeForce GTX 470 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8740. As a result, the GeForce GTX 470 exhibits a 8.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 8740. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 8740 has a 193 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 470, but the GeForce GTX 470 has 24 more Render Output Units than the HD 8740. As a result, the GeForce GTX 470 exhibits a 11.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 8740. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 8740 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 470, 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 GeForce GTX 470 when running the latest games.

The HD 8740 has 768 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 470, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce GTX 470 has 61.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8740, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 470 is much better than the HD 8740.

The Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 470 is 544. The GeForce GTX 470 having 196 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8740.

The HD 8740 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 470. This means that the HD 8740 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 470.

The Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 470. The GeForce GTX 470 requires 160 Watts more than the HD 8740 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde PROFermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date05 Sep 2013vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
5.6
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7.9
1920x1080
4.6
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6.1
2560x1440
3
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4.4
3840x2160
2.1
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs837 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs133.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs448
Actual Shader Performance17%vs26%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs56
Texture Rate25.6 GTexel/svs34 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs40
Pixel Rate12.8 GPixel/svs24.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power55 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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.
GeForce GTX 470 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core and offers 480 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 40 ROPs. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 837MHz.
Compared to GeForce GTX 480, it delivers considerably worse performance due to the lower SPU count and lower clocked central unit and therefore also lower Shaders speed.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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