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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition FirePro V8700
Red Dead Redemption 2 529% 547%
Cyberpunk 2077 765% 788%
Doom Eternal 441% 456%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 288% 299%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 529% 547%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 765% 788%
FIFA 20 235% 244%
Grand Theft Auto VI 862% 888%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 765% 788%
Need For Speed Heat 529% 547%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD FirePro V8700.

The GT 640 was released over three years more recently than the FirePro V8700, 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 FirePro V8700 when running the latest games.

The GT 640 has 1024 MB more video memory than the FirePro V8700, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The FirePro V8700 has 68.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 640, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro V8700 is much better than the GT 640.

The GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the FirePro V8700 has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 640 is 402 and the actual shader performance of the FirePro V8700 is 390. The GT 640 having 12 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the FirePro V8700 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the FirePro V8700 requires 151 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GT 640 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the FirePro V8700. The FirePro V8700 requires 102 Watts more than the GT 640 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FirePro V8700 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 MHzvs750 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208-400-A1RV770 XT
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date29 May 2013vs11 Sep 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1252 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth40.1GB/secvs108.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs800
Actual Shader Performance19%vs19%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate16.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate8.4 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs151 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 26 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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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.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 640 v3 Zotac 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 640 v3.
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