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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition FireStream 9250
Red Dead Redemption 2 569% 537%
Cyberpunk 2077 819% 774%
Doom Eternal 475% 447%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 569% 537%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 313% 293%
Halo: Reach 113% 102%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 819% 774%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 819% 774%
Grand Theft Auto VI 922% 873%
Need For Speed Heat 569% 537%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireStream 9250 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 277 MHz higher core clock speed than the FireStream 9250, but the FireStream 9250 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. As a result, the FireStream 9250 exhibits a 10.6 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 277 MHz higher core clock speed than the FireStream 9250, but the FireStream 9250 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. As a result, the FireStream 9250 exhibits a 2.8 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 9250, 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 9250 when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 1024 MB more video memory than the FireStream 9250, 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 FireStream 9250 has 23.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the FireStream 9250 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 9250 has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346 and the actual shader performance of the FireStream 9250 is 325. The GT 730 having 21 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the FireStream 9250 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 730 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the FireStream 9250. This means that the GT 730 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the FireStream 9250. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 730 should consume less power than the FireStream 9250.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts to run and the FireStream 9250 requires 150 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 9250. The FireStream 9250 requires 112 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FireStream 9250 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 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208-301-A1RV770
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date09 Dec 2014vs16 Jun 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs993 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs63.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs800
Actual Shader Performance17%vs16%
Texture Mapping Units16vs40
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs25 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate7.2 GPixel/svs10 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power38 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 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.
The AMD FireStream product line provides the industry's first double-precision floating point capability on a GPU. The AMD FireStream 9250 is our second generation DP-FP product. With 1GB GDDR3 memory on board and single-precision performance of 1 TFLOPS, it is ideal for the most demanding compute-intensive, data-parallel tasks. Using ground-breaking 55nm process technology, even this large-memory board consumes less than 120 watts peak, making it easy to deploy in a variety of server and workstation packages.
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