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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA FTW 1GB Edition Radeon R7 250X
Red Dead Redemption 2 322% 312%
Halo: Reach 34% 31%
Cyberpunk 2077 479% 465%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 322% 312%
Doom Eternal 263% 254%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 479% 465%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 84% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 544% 529%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 479% 465%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 160% 154%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA FTW 1GB Edition.

The GT 740 has a 252 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 250X. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GT 740 manages to provide 0.5 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 252 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R7 250X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 740 providing 4 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 GT 740 was released less than a year after the Radeon R7 250X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 740, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GT 740 has superior memory performance.

The GT 740 has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the GT 740 is marginally better than the Radeon R7 250X.

The GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA FTW 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 250X has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 740 is 462 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517. The Radeon R7 250X having 55 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 740 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA FTW 1GB Edition requires 64 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X. The Radeon R7 250X requires 16 Watts more than the GT 740 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R7 250X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1202 MHzvs950 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-425-A2GCN 1.0 Cape Verde XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date29 May 2014vs10 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
6
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1920x1080
5.1
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5.1
2560x1440
3.3
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3.4
3840x2160
2.2
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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 Units384vs640
Actual Shader Performance22%vs25%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs40
Texture Rate38.5 GTexel/svs38 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate19.2 GPixel/svs15.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 20 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 i3-4360 3.7GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA FTW 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 1202MHz, while the memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate an extreme performance boost of up to 14% making it almost 10% faster than a GeForce GTX 650.
Radeon R7 250X is a fast-middle-class Graphics Card based on the Graphics Core Next architecture. It offers the Cape Verde XT GPU.
The Cape Verde XT Core is a GCN 1.1 GPU and was first seen on Radeon HD 7770 and then re-used in the OEM only Radeon HD 8760.
It offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bits memory interface of fast GDDR5.
Radeon R7 250X comes clocked at 950MHz (though there might be some 1GHz versions) and has its operating memory clock set at 1125MHz. The rated TDP board is of 80W and the release price around $99.
This card should come in 1GB and 2GB versions, though both will offer the same performance.
Its performance has proven to be exactly like Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition (if clocked at 1GHz) and thus this card is not suited for 1080p gaming but it can handle 720p with ease. The 950MHz versions will be around 3% slower.
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