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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 341% 348%
Cyberpunk 2077 506% 515%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 172% 176%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 506% 515%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 341% 348%
Doom Eternal 279% 285%
FIFA 20 135% 139%
Grand Theft Auto VI 574% 584%
Need For Speed Heat 341% 348%
Halo: Reach 40% 42%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition.

The GT 740 has a 110 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 550 Ti. This results in the GT 740 providing 3.5 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 GT 740 has a 110 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 550 Ti, but the GTX 550 Ti has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 740. As a result, the GTX 550 Ti exhibits a 6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 740. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 740 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 550 Ti, and so the GT 740 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 550 Ti when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 550 Ti has 18.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 740, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 550 Ti is slightly better than the GT 740.

The GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 740 is 417 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 550 Ti is 374. The GT 740 having 43 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 550 Ti performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 740 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 550 Ti. This means that the GT 740 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 550 Ti. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 740 should consume less power than the GTX 550 Ti.

The GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition requires 64 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1085 MHzvs975 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-425-A2Fermi GF116-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date29 May 2014vs01 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
5.9
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6.4
1920x1080
4.9
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4.9
2560x1440
3.2
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3
3840x2160
2.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1026 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs98.5GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs192
Actual Shader Performance20%vs18%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs32
Texture Rate34.7 GTexel/svs31.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs24
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs23.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4360 3.7GHzvsIntel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 740 v2.
This edition comes with a custom cooling solution which will not yield any performance boost, as GeForce GT 740 v2 does not benefit from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 993MHz to 1085MHz, while the memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a significant performance boost of up to 9% making it almost 3% faster than a GeForce GTX 650.
GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP Edition is a special edition of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti. See the page of the standard version for more information.
The features include better cooling and an increase on the core-clock from 900MHz to 975MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is 4.5% better when compared to the reference card.
Some modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution but the largest part will have to be played with a 720p resolution to be played optimally.
This Graphics Card needs to be paired with a decent Quad Core CPU.
Recommended CPU
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