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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition Radeon HD 4860
Red Dead Redemption 2 529% 435%
Halo: Reach 100% 70%
Cyberpunk 2077 765% 635%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 529% 435%
Doom Eternal 441% 360%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 765% 635%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 76% 79%
Grand Theft Auto VI 862% 718%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 765% 635%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 288% 230%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4860 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition.

The GT 640 has a 346 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4860, but the Radeon HD 4860 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 640. As a result, the Radeon HD 4860 exhibits a 5.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 640. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 640 has a 346 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4860, but the Radeon HD 4860 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 640. As a result, the Radeon HD 4860 exhibits a 2.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 640. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 640 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 4860, and so the GT 640 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon HD 4860 when running the latest games.

The GT 640 has 1536 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 4860, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Radeon HD 4860 has 55.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 640, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 4860 is much better than the GT 640.

The GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4860 has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 640 is 402 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4860 is 291. The GT 640 having 111 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon HD 4860 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 640 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4860. This means that the GT 640 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4860.

The GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 4860 requires 130 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GT 640. The Radeon HD 4860 requires 81 Watts more than the GT 640 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 4860 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 640.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1046 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208-400-A1RV790 GT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date29 May 2013vs09 Sep 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
5.2
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5.8
1920x1080
3.9
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4.4
2560x1440
2.6
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2.5
3840x2160
1.8
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1.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1252 MHzvs750 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth40.1GB/secvs96GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs640
Actual Shader Performance19%vs14%
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate16.7 GTexel/svs22.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate8.4 GPixel/svs11.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs130 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 26 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 640 v3, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by Zotac's Silent Cooling Solution.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 640 v3.
Radeon HD 4860 is a high-end GPU based on the 55nm, third unified shader architecture, R700.
It's based on the RV790 GT Core (related to Radeon HD 4830) and offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 700MHz and the memory clock runs at up to 750MHz.
It's expected to perform only slightly better than Radeon HD 4850 as it comes higher clocked and paired with fast GDDR5 but features less Shading Units and less TMUs. It should perform considerably better at higher resolutions but overall, expect only a 2-3% performance boost compared to Radeon HD 4850.
Some of today's modern games should run fluently at high settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
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