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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition GeForce GTS 250
Halo: Reach 113% 74%
Cyberpunk 2077 819% 654%
Red Dead Redemption 2 569% 449%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 313% 238%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 569% 449%
Doom Eternal 475% 372%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 819% 654%
Grand Theft Auto VI 922% 738%
FIFA 20 256% 192%
Need For Speed Heat 569% 449%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 164 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTS 250, but the GeForce GTS 250 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. As a result, the GeForce GTS 250 exhibits a 32.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 730. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 730 has a 164 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTS 250, but the GeForce GTS 250 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. As a result, the GeForce GTS 250 exhibits a 4.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 730. 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 three years more recently than the GeForce GTS 250, and so the GT 730 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTS 250 when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTS 250, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 730 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTS 250 has 30.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTS 250 is noticeably better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTS 250 has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTS 250 is 236. The GT 730 having 110 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTS 250 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 730 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTS 250. This means that the GT 730 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTS 250.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts to run and the GeForce GTS 250 requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GeForce GTS 250. The GeForce GTS 250 requires 112 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTS 250 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 MHzvs738 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208-301-A1Tesla G92-428-B1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date09 Dec 2014vs04 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1100 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs70.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs128
Actual Shader Performance17%vs11%
Texture Mapping Units16vs64
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs47.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate7.2 GPixel/svs11.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power38 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs450 Watts & 32 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 730 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit remains clocked 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 has been replaced by Gigabyte's custom-designed 80 mm cooler, with air flow optimized cover and aluminum base. The cooler can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan at lower speed and noise.

Without any overclocking out of the box, GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v2.
GeForce GTS 250 is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G92-428-B1 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 128 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 738MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1100MHz.

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 150W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and it requires at least two 6-pin available connectors.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance around of a Radeon HD 4770, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 4850.
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