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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) Radeon HD 5450 1024MB
Cyberpunk 2077 414% 2711%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 370% 2471%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 355% 2388%
FIFA 21 159% 1318%
Watch Dogs Legion 395% 2611%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 355% 2388%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 636% 3930%
Grand Theft Auto VI 623% 3855%
Godfall 734% 4465%
Genshin Impact 414% 2711%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 5450 1024MB.

The HD 8740 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5450. This results in the HD 8740 providing 20.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Render Output Units than the HD 5450. This results in the HD 8740 providing 10.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. 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 HD 5450, 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 HD 5450 when running the latest games.

The HD 8740 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 5450, 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 65.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5450, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8740 is much better than the HD 5450.

The Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5450 1024MB has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5450 is 52. The HD 8740 having 296 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 HD 5450.

The HD 8740 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5450. This means that the HD 8740 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5450.

The Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5450 1024MB requires 19 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 5450. The HD 8740 requires 36 Watts more than the HD 5450 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 8740 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5450.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde PROTerascale 2 Cedar PRO
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date05 Sep 2013vs04 Feb 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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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 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs6.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs80
Actual Shader Performance17%vs3%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs8
Texture Rate25.6 GTexel/svs5.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate12.8 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power55 Wattsvs19 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs400 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHzvsIntel Celeron E1600 Dual-Core 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1024x768

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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 Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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