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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250 v2 HIS 2GB Edition GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA FTW 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 499% 341%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 453% 307%
Watch Dogs Legion 483% 330%
Genshin Impact 504% 345%
FIFA 21 205% 125%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 515% 353%
eFootball PES 2021 205% 125%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 435% 294%
Marvel's Avengers 472% 322%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 766% 539%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA FTW 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 250 v2 HIS 2GB Edition.

The GT 740 has a 202 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 250. This results in the GT 740 providing 14.5 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 202 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the R7 250. This results in the GT 740 providing 11.2 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 R7 250, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The R7 250 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 51.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250, which means that the memory performance of the GT 740 is much better than the R7 250.

Both the Radeon R7 250 v2 HIS 2GB Edition and the GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA FTW 1GB Edition have 384 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GT 740 is 462 and by the R7 250 is 462. Knowing that the shader performance of the GT 740 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The Radeon R7 250 v2 HIS 2GB Edition requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 740 v2 EVGA FTW 1GB Edition requires 64 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 250 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740. The R7 250 requires 1 Watts more than the GT 740 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R7 250 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1202 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XTKepler GK107-425-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date09 Oct 2013vs29 May 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
5.4
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6
1920x1080
4.2
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5.1
2560x1440
2.7
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3.3
3840x2160
1.7
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2.2

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 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 Performance17%vs22%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs32
Texture Rate24 GTexel/svs38.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate8 GPixel/svs19.2 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs64 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-4360 3.7GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 250 HIS 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 250.
This edition is essentially a reference card with no overclock out of the box and thus there is no performance boost over the standard edition.
GeForce 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.
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