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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 847%
Hitman 3 1533% 1132%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 766%
Resident Evil 8 1156% 847%
FIFA 21 533% 378%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 1233%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 738%
The Medium 1467% 1082%
Genshin Impact 1156% 847%
Far Cry 6 1717% 1270%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 300 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 5100. This results in the GT 730 providing 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 GT 730 has a 300 MHz higher core clock speed than the Graphics 5100 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 730 providing 1.2 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 Graphics 5100, 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 Graphics 5100.

The GT 730 has 2048 MB video memory, but the Graphics 5100 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop has 160. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 5100 is 314. The Graphics 5100 having 180 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 730 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Graphics 5100 transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 730. This means that the Graphics 5100 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop requires 28 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730. The GT 730 requires 21 Watts more than the Graphics 5100 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 730 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Graphics 5100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Haswell: GT3
OC Potential Good vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs29 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs160
Actual Shader Performance6%vs15%
Texture Mapping Units16vs8
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs3.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs28 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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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.
Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop are found in some of the 2013 Haswell desktop processors.
They feature 40 Execution Units (160 Shader Processing Units), 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. They share system memory and so the memory channel and speed will depend on the users configuration. The best possible combination is a dual-channel bus-width with an operating memory clock of 800MHz.
Its central unit and turbo frequency also depend on the CPU its embedded but it ranges from 400MHz to 1350MHz.
Its performance is average and only somewhat better than what dedicated GeForce GT 630 & Radeon 6570 offer.
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