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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition Radeon R7 240 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 569% 739%
Halo: Reach 113% 167%
Cyberpunk 2077 819% 1053%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 569% 739%
Doom Eternal 475% 622%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 819% 1053%
Grand Theft Auto VI 922% 1182%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 313% 418%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 819% 1053%
Need For Speed Heat 569% 739%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB.

The GT 730 has a 172 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 240, but the R7 240 has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. As a result, the R7 240 exhibits a 0.2 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 172 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 240 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 730 providing 1.4 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 R7 240, 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 R7 240.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 240 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GT 730 has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GT 730 is slightly better than the R7 240.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346 and the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212. The GT 730 having 134 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 730 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 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 R7 240. The GT 730 requires 8 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 730 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed902 MHzvs730 MHz
Boost Clock-vs780 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK208-301-A1GCN 1.1 Oland PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date09 Dec 2014vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
6.4
1600x900
5.1
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4.9
1920x1080
3.7
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3.1
2560x1440
2.5
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2.3
3840x2160
1.8
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1.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs28.8GB/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 Units384vs320
Actual Shader Performance17%vs10%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs20
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs14.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate7.2 GPixel/svs5.8 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 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
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 GBvs4 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.
Note: This Graphics Card has 2 variants: one with DDR3 and another with GDDR5. This is the DDR3 Version.

Radeon R7 240 2GB offers a core codenamed Oland PRO and thus features 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-bit bus width of standard DDR3. While the central unit runs at 730MHz and goes up to 780MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 900MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires no extra power connectors.

Compared to Radeon R7 250, its performance is significantly lower (over 25% slower), especially at higher resolutions due to the limited memory bandwidth. Still, the TDP is relatively low and so this card may be used on low end systems and offer a reasonable upgrade, when compared to integrated graphics.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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