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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 740 Asus 2GB Edition Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 585% 103%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 526% 86%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 506% 80%
Watch Dogs Legion 561% 96%
Godfall 1012% 230%
FIFA 21 245% 2%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 506% 80%
Grand Theft Auto VI 864% 186%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 882% 191%
Genshin Impact 585% 103%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 Asus 2GB Edition.

The HD 7870 has a 157 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 740. This results in the HD 7870 providing 60.2 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 HD 7870 has a 157 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GT 740. This results in the HD 7870 providing 20.9 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 HD 7870, 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 HD 7870.

The GeForce GT 740 Asus 2GB Edition and the Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 7870 has 131.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 740, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7870 is massively better than the GT 740.

The GeForce GT 740 Asus 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 740 is 381 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 1251. The HD 7870 having 870 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7870 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 740.

The GeForce GT 740 Asus 2GB Edition requires 64 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7870. The HD 7870 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the GT 740. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7870 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed993 MHzvs1150 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-425-A2GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date29 May 2014vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
4.9
vs green tick
9.5
1920x1080
3.8
vs green tick
7.5
2560x1440
2.6
vs green tick
5.5
3840x2160
1.7
vs green tick
3.9

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed891 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.5GB/secvs160GB/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 Units384vs1280
Actual Shader Performance18%vs60%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs80
Texture Rate31.8 GTexel/svs92 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate15.9 GPixel/svs36.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs500 Watts

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 i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 740 Asus 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 740.
This edition comes with a custom cooling solution which will not yield any performance boost, as GeForce GT 740 does not benefit from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Since it doesn't come overclocked out of the box, its performance is exactly like the reference GeForce GT 740.
Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7870.
This is one of today's most powerful editions of the reference as it features increases in both the core and memory clocks that went from 1000MHz to 1150MHz and from 1200MHz to 1250MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance boost is quite extreme and around 8% when compared to the reference Radeon HD 7870.
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