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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9800M GT SLI GeForce GT 740M
Cyberpunk 2077 742% 653%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 670% 589%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 645% 567%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 645% 567%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 586% 513%
FIFA 21 325% 280%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1107% 980%
Watch Dogs Legion 712% 627%
Genshin Impact 742% 653%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1085% 960%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 740M are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT SLI.

The GeForce GT 740M was released over three years more recently than the 9800M GT, and so the GeForce GT 740M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 9800M GT when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 740M has 1024 MB more video memory than the 9800M GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The 9800M GT has 73.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 740M, which means that the memory performance of the 9800M GT is much better than the GeForce GT 740M.

The GeForce 9800M GT SLI has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 740M has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the 9800M GT is 96 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 740M is 311. The GeForce GT 740M having 215 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9800M GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 740M transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800M GT. This means that the GeForce GT 740M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800M GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce GT 740M should consume less power than the 9800M GT.

The GeForce 9800M GT SLI requires 130 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 740M requires 45 Watts. The 9800M GT requires 85 Watts more than the GeForce GT 740M to run. The difference is significant enough that the 9800M GT may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GT 740M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs810 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG92 (x2)Kepler GK107-GT-740M
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date01 Jul 2008vs01 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
6.6
1600x900 - vs green tick
5.1
1920x1080 - vs green tick
3.5
2560x1440 - vs green tick
2.5
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.6

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth102.4GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs384
Actual Shader Performance5%vs15%
Technology65nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs32
Texture Rate-vs25.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs16
Pixel Rate-vs13 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power130 Wattsvs45 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10vs12.0
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL2.1vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 9800M GT SLI is a solution of two GeForce 9800M GT put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce 9800M GT to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, up to X% better than a single GeForce 9800M GT performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce 9800M GT.
A few demanding games will run at the highest settings with fluent frame rates (30+) but overall most games will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
Overview
GeForce GT 740M is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK107-GT-740M which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Kepler Boost, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 45W, it is suited for average sized laptops.

Performance
GeForce GT 740M is essentially a fast GeForce GT 640M.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its Performance is around 3% worse than the older GeForce GT 650M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 740M.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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