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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition HD i7 3770
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1708%
Hitman 3 1533% 2252%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 1554%
The Medium 1467% 2156%
Resident Evil 8 1156% 1708%
FIFA 21 533% 812%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 1500%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 2444%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1708%
Far Cry 6 1717% 2516%

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 i7 3770.

The GT 730 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 3770. This results in the GT 730 providing 8.6 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 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i7 3770 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 730 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 i7 3770, 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 i7 3770.

The GT 730 has 2048 MB video memory, but the HD i7 3770 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 i7 3770 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3770 is 74. The GT 730 having 60 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 i7 3770.

The HD i7 3770 transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 730. This means that the HD i7 3770 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 i7 3770 requires 77 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 i7 3770. The HD i7 3770 requires 28 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 3770 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1150 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Ivy Bridge GT2
OC Potential Good vs None
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs29 Apr 2012
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 vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs16
Actual Shader Performance6%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units16vs4
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs2.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs77 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 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 Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

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.
Intel HD i7 3770 is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-3770 Processor.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 650MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 800MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 620.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 3770.
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