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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Palit 1GB Edition Radeon HD 8740 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 391% 414%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 349% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 335% 355%
Watch Dogs Legion 374% 395%
Godfall 698% 734%
FIFA 21 148% 159%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 335% 355%
Grand Theft Auto VI 591% 623%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 604% 636%
Genshin Impact 391% 414%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Palit 1GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM).

The GTX 650 has a 258 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 8740. This results in the GTX 650 providing 8.3 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 GTX 650 has a 258 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8740 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 providing 4.1 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 a year more recently than the GTX 650, and so the HD 8740 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 650.

The HD 8740 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 650, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 650 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 650 has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8740, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 is marginally better than the HD 8740.

The GeForce GTX 650 Palit 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 406 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348. The GTX 650 having 58 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8740.

The GeForce GTX 650 Palit 1GB Edition requires 64 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740. The GTX 650 requires 9 Watts more than the HD 8740 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 650 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 8740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1058 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-450-A2GCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2012vs05 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
5.8
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5.6
1920x1080
4.8
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4.6
2560x1440
3
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3
3840x2160
2.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs512
Actual Shader Performance20%vs17%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs32
Texture Rate33.9 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16.9 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Wattsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 650 Palit 1GB Edition is a renamed GeForce GTX 650 1GB that has absolutely no new features - same cooling system and no overclocking out of the box and so it performs exactly like the reference card.Overview
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.
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