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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 610 v2 Radeon HD 8740 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 2725% 414%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2484% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2400% 355%
Watch Dogs Legion 2625% 395%
FIFA 21 1325% 159%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2400% 355%
Godfall 4488% 734%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3875% 623%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3950% 636%
Genshin Impact 2725% 414%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 610 v2.

The HD 8740 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 610. This results in the HD 8740 providing 21.2 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 HD 8740 has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 610. This results in the HD 8740 providing 10.6 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 HD 8740 was released less than a year after the GT 610, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The HD 8740 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 610, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 8740 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 8740 has 64 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 610, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8740 is much better than the GT 610.

The GeForce GT 610 v2 has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 610 is 53 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348. The HD 8740 having 295 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 8740 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 610.

The GeForce GT 610 v2 requires 29 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 610 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740. The HD 8740 requires 26 Watts more than the GT 610 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 8740 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 610.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF119-B1GCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Great vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date09 Sep 2012vs05 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
3.7
green tick vs -
1600x900
2.4
vs green tick
5.6
1920x1080
1.6
vs green tick
4.6
2560x1440
1.2
vs green tick
3
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.1

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth8GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs512
Actual Shader Performance3%vs17%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs32
Texture Rate4.4 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs16
Pixel Rate2.2 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power29 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G530 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 610 v2 is an OEM only, Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GF119-B1 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 550MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 29W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with Radeon HD 7350.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 610 v2.
Overview
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is an OEM Only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7750 and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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