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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition Intel HD Graphics 4200 Desktop
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1688%
Hitman 3 1533% 2226%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 1535%
Resident Evil 8 1156% 1688%
FIFA 21 533% 802%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 2416%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 1482%
The Medium 1467% 2131%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1688%
Far Cry 6 1717% 2487%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition are significantly better than the Intel HD Graphics 4200 Desktop.

The GT 730 has a 500 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4200. This results in the GT 730 providing 10.4 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 500 MHz higher core clock speed and 2 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4200. This results in the GT 730 providing 2.4 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 730 was released less than a year after the Graphics 4200, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 2048 MB video memory, but the Graphics 4200 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 HD Graphics 4200 Desktop has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4200 is 83. The GT 730 having 51 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 Graphics 4200.

The Graphics 4200 transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 730. This means that the Graphics 4200 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 HD Graphics 4200 Desktop requires 20 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730. The GT 730 requires 29 Watts more than the Graphics 4200 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 4200.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs200 MHz
Boost Clock-vs850 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Haswell
OC Potential Good vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs01 Jul 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 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs20
Actual Shader Performance6%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units16vs4
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs0.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs2
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs0.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs20 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 GBvs4 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.
Intel HD Graphics 4200 Mobile are integrated graphics in the ULV Haswell Desktop processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics 4200 Desktop perform slightly above Intel HD 4000 Graphics, though some variants actually perform worse and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while a few aren't even playable.
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