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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 366% 372%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 326% 332%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 312% 318%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 312% 318%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 279% 285%
FIFA 21 135% 138%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 568% 577%
Watch Dogs Legion 349% 356%
Genshin Impact 366% 372%
Grand Theft Auto VI 556% 565%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition.

The GTX 650 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GT 740. This results in the GTX 650 providing 0.8 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 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 740 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 providing 0.4 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 over a year more recently than the GTX 650, and so the GT 740 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 GT 740 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 650, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 740 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition are the same, which means the GT 740 and the GTX 650 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition have 384 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 650 is 426 and by the GT 740 is 426. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 650 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition requires 64 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1085 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-425-A2Kepler GK107-450-A2
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date29 May 2014vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
5.9
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5.9
1920x1080
4.9
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4.9
2560x1440
3.2
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3840x2160
2.1
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs384
Actual Shader Performance20%vs21%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs32
Texture Rate34.7 GTexel/svs35.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate17.4 GPixel/svs17.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs400 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4360 3.7GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA Superclocked 4GB 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.
Furthermore, the frame buffer was quadrupled to 4GB though this will not boost its performance and can be addressed as an extreme gimmick - insane marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.
Benchmarks indicate a significant performance boost of up to 9% making it almost 3% faster than a GeForce GTX 650.
GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 1GB.
This special edition comes overclocked out of the box to 1110MHz and features a custom-designed 10 cm cooler.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this GPU is suitable for medium to high settings on most demanding games but not with extreme resolutions.
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