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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition FireStream 9170
Red Dead Redemption 2 569% 789%
Halo: Reach 113% 182%
Cyberpunk 2077 819% 1121%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 569% 789%
Doom Eternal 475% 664%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 819% 1121%
Grand Theft Auto VI 922% 1258%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 313% 448%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 819% 1121%
Need For Speed Heat 569% 789%

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 FireStream 9170.

The GT 730 has a 102 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the FireStream 9170. This results in the GT 730 providing 1.6 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 GT 730 has a 102 MHz higher core clock speed than the FireStream 9170, but the FireStream 9170 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. As a result, the FireStream 9170 exhibits a 5.6 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 FireStream 9170, 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 FireStream 9170 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition and the FireStream 9170 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FireStream 9170 has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the FireStream 9170 is slightly better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the FireStream 9170 has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346 and the actual shader performance of the FireStream 9170 is 256. The GT 730 having 90 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the FireStream 9170 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 730 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the FireStream 9170. This means that the GT 730 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the FireStream 9170.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts to run and the FireStream 9170 requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the FireStream 9170. The FireStream 9170 requires 67 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FireStream 9170 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 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208-301-A1RV670
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date09 Dec 2014vs08 Nov 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
5.1
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1920x1080
3.7
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2560x1440
2.5
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3840x2160
1.8
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs320
Actual Shader Performance17%vs12%
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs12.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate7.2 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power38 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel 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.
AMD FireStream stream processors deliver all of the parallel processing power of the GPU to compute-intensive applications for scientists, engineers and consumers. Using up to 500 GFLOPS developers can dramatically increase the performance of their data parallel task applications.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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