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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition Radeon R7 250 v2 XFX Core 1GB Edition
Halo: Reach 113% 82%
Cyberpunk 2077 819% 686%
Red Dead Redemption 2 569% 472%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 313% 253%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 569% 472%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 819% 686%
Doom Eternal 475% 392%
Grand Theft Auto VI 922% 774%
FIFA 20 256% 205%
Need For Speed Heat 569% 472%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250 v2 XFX Core 1GB Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition.

The R7 250 has a 98 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. This results in the R7 250 providing 9.6 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 R7 250 has a 98 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 730 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R7 250 providing 0.8 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 250, 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 250.

The GT 730 has 1024 MB more video memory than the R7 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 GT 730 has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250, which means that the memory performance of the GT 730 is slightly better than the R7 250.

Both the GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 250 v2 XFX Core 1GB Edition have 384 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GT 730 is 346 and by the R7 250 is 343. Knowing that the shader performance of the GT 730 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 Radeon R7 250 v2 XFX Core 1GB Edition requires 65 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 250. The R7 250 requires 27 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R7 250 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed902 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK208-301-A1GCN 1.1 Oland XT
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date09 Dec 2014vs09 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
5.1
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5.4
1920x1080
3.7
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4.2
2560x1440
2.5
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2.7
3840x2160
1.8
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1.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs25.6GB/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 Units384vs384
Actual Shader Performance17%vs17%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs24 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate7.2 GPixel/svs8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power38 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

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 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.
Overview
Radeon R7 250 v2 XFX Core 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 250 v2 2GB, created by XFX.

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

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same and the Frame Buffer was halved to 1GB.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon R7 250 v2 XFX Core 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon R7 250 v2.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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