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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition GeForce GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 819% 791%
Red Dead Redemption 2 569% 548%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 313% 300%
Halo: Reach 113% 106%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 819% 791%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 569% 548%
FIFA 20 256% 245%
Doom Eternal 475% 458%
Grand Theft Auto VI 922% 891%
Need For Speed Heat 569% 548%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GT 740 has a 91 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. This results in the GT 740 providing 17.4 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 GT 740 has a 91 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. This results in the GT 740 providing 8.7 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 less than a year after the GT 740, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 740, 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 GT 730 has 11.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 740, which means that the memory performance of the GT 730 is slightly better than the GT 740.

Both the GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition and the GeForce GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition have 384 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GT 740 is 381 and by the GT 730 is 381. Knowing that the shader performance of the GT 740 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition requires 64 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740. The GT 740 requires 26 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 740 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed902 MHzvs993 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208-301-A1Kepler GK107-425-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date09 Dec 2014vs29 May 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
5.1
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4.9
1920x1080
3.7
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3.8
2560x1440
2.5
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2.6
3840x2160
1.8
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1.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs891 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs28.5GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs384
Actual Shader Performance17%vs18%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs31.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate7.2 GPixel/svs15.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power38 Wattsvs64 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.

Performance
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 GT 740 Gainward One-Slot Cooler 1GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 740.
This edition comes with a custom cooling solution which will not yield any performance boost, as GeForce GT 740 does not benefit from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Since it doesn't come overclocked out of the box, its performance is exactly like the reference GeForce GT 740.
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