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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro D300 Radeon HD 8740 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 190% 414%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 165% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 156% 355%
FIFA 21 46% 159%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 156% 355%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 315% 636%
Watch Dogs Legion 179% 395%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 174% 386%
Grand Theft Auto VI 308% 623%
Genshin Impact 190% 414%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro D300 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM).

The HD 8740 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro D300, but the FirePro D300 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8740. As a result, the FirePro D300 exhibits a 36.4 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 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the FirePro D300, but the FirePro D300 has 16 more Render Output Units than the HD 8740. As a result, the FirePro D300 exhibits a 12 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 FirePro D300 was released less than a year after the HD 8740, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The FirePro D300 and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FirePro D300 has 88 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8740, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro D300 is much better than the HD 8740.

The FirePro D300 has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro D300 is 645 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348. The FirePro D300 having 297 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro D300 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8740.

The FirePro D300 requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the FirePro D300 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740. The FirePro D300 requires 95 Watts more than the HD 8740 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro D300 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitecturePitcairn XT GLGCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date18 Jan 2014vs05 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth160GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache - 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 Units1280vs512
Actual Shader Performance31%vs17%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs32
Texture Rate62 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate24.8 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 20 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.2vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro D300 is a workstation Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Pitcairn XT Core (same used on 7870) and therefore offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 256-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 775MHz while the memory clock operates at 1250MHZ.
It is thus considerably lower clocked and its gaming performance is even lower, as Radeon HD 7870 benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro D300 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be similar to Radeon HD 7850.
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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Possible GPU Upgrades
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