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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 260 v4 Radeon HD 8740 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 402% 414%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 359% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 344% 355%
FIFA 21 153% 159%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 344% 355%
Watch Dogs Legion 384% 395%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 620% 636%
Grand Theft Auto VI 607% 623%
Genshin Impact 402% 414%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 376% 386%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 v4 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM).

The HD 8740 has a 282 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 260, but the GTX 260 has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8740. As a result, the GTX 260 exhibits a 7.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 8740. 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 282 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 260, but the GTX 260 has 12 more Render Output Units than the HD 8740. As a result, the GTX 260 exhibits a 1.7 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 8740. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 8740 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 260, and so the HD 8740 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 260 when running the latest games.

The HD 8740 has 256 MB more video memory than the GTX 260, so is likely to be slightly 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 GTX 260 has 40.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8740, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 260 is noticeably better than the HD 8740.

The GeForce GTX 260 v4 has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 260 is 229 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348. The HD 8740 having 119 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 260 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 8740 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 260. This means that the HD 8740 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 260. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 8740 should consume less power than the GTX 260.

The GeForce GTX 260 v4 requires 182 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 260 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740. The GTX 260 requires 127 Watts more than the HD 8740 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 260 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed518 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G200-103-B2GCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date08 Dec 2009vs05 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
6
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5.6
1920x1080
4.7
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4.6
2560x1440
2.7
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3
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.1

GPU Memory

Memory1792 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1008 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus448 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.9GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 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 Units192vs512
Actual Shader Performance11%vs17%
Technology55nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs32
Texture Rate33.2 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units28vs16
Pixel Rate14.5 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power182 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs12.0
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHzvsIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM6 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 260 v4 is an OEM only, Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G200-103-B2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 28 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 518MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1792MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 448-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1008MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 182W, it requires at least a 500W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance slightly below Radeon HD 4870, meaning it is considerably faster than GeForce GTS 250.
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
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