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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition Radeon HD 8470 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1783%
Hitman 3 1533% 2350%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 1623%
Resident Evil 8 1156% 1783%
FIFA 21 533% 850%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 2550%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 1567%
The Medium 1467% 2250%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1783%
Far Cry 6 1717% 2625%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8470 (OEM).

The HD 8470 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 730, but the GT 730 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8470. As a result, the GT 730 exhibits a 5.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 8470. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 8470 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 730 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 8470 providing 0.2 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 730 was released over a year more recently than the HD 8470, and so the GT 730 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 8470.

The GT 730 has 1536 MB more video memory than the HD 8470, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 730 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition and the Radeon HD 8470 (OEM) are the same, which means the GT 730 and the HD 8470 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8470 (OEM) has 160. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8470 is 60. The GT 730 having 74 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 730 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8470.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8470 (OEM) requires 18 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD 8470. The GT 730 requires 31 Watts more than the HD 8470 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GT 730 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs750 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Terascale 2 Caicos XT
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs08 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs160
Actual Shader Performance6%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units16vs8
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHzvsIntel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 730 v3.

This Edition comes with a special cooling solution which keeps the GPU cooler under load and no overclock out of the box.

Performance-wise, it's as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v3.
Radeon HD 8470 (OEM) is an OEM Only, entry-level Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.

It equips a GPU codenamed Caicos XT which has 2 Compute Units activated and thus offers 160 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 750MHz.

The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 64-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 900MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 18W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Radeon HD 8470 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 6450 v2 and performs exactly like it.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above of a GeForce GT 520.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8470 (OEM).
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