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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v2 Inno3D Low Profile 2GB Edition Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 606% 103%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 546% 86%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 525% 80%
FIFA 21 256% 2%
Watch Dogs Legion 581% 96%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 525% 80%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 913% 191%
Grand Theft Auto VI 894% 186%
Godfall 1047% 230%
Genshin Impact 606% 103%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Inno3D Low Profile 2GB Edition.

The HD 7870 has a 248 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. This results in the HD 7870 providing 77.6 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 HD 7870 has a 248 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. This results in the HD 7870 providing 29.6 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 GT 730 was released over a year more recently than the HD 7870, 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 7870.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Inno3D Low Profile 2GB Edition and the Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 7870 has 119.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7870 is massively better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Inno3D Low Profile 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 1251. The HD 7870 having 905 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7870 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Inno3D Low Profile 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7870. The HD 7870 has been recommended a PSU with 200 Watts more than the GT 730. The difference is significant enough that the HD 7870 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed902 MHzvs1150 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208-301-A1GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
5.1
vs green tick
9.5
1920x1080
3.7
vs green tick
7.5
2560x1440
2.5
vs green tick
5.5
3840x2160
1.8
vs green tick
3.9

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1253 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth40.1GB/secvs160GB/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 Units384vs1280
Actual Shader Performance17%vs60%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs80
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs92 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs32
Pixel Rate7.2 GPixel/svs36.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power38 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs500 Watts

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 Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 730 v2 Inno3D Low Profile 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 730 v2, created by Inno3D.

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

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without any overclocking out of the box, GeForce GT 730 v2 Inno3D Low Profile 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v2.
Radeon HD 7870 PCS+ Vortex II Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7870.
This is one of today's most powerful editions of the reference as it features increases in both the core and memory clocks that went from 1000MHz to 1150MHz and from 1200MHz to 1250MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance boost is quite extreme and around 8% when compared to the reference Radeon HD 7870.
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