Select any two GPUs for comparison

Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 2700K Radeon HD 8740 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 2725% 414%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2484% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2400% 355%
Watch Dogs Legion 2625% 395%
FIFA 21 1325% 159%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2400% 355%
Godfall 4488% 734%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3875% 623%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3950% 636%
Genshin Impact 2725% 414%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) are massively better than the Intel HD i7 2700K.

The HD i7 2700K has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8740, but the HD 8740 has 30 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 2700K. As a result, the HD 8740 exhibits a 23.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD i7 2700K. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD i7 2700K has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8740, but the HD 8740 has 14 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 2700K. As a result, the HD 8740 exhibits a 11.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD i7 2700K. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 8740 was released over a year more recently than the HD i7 2700K, and so the HD 8740 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD i7 2700K.

The HD 8740 has 2048 MB video memory, but the HD i7 2700K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 2700K has 12 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 2700K is 65 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348. The HD 8740 having 283 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 8740 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 2700K.

The HD 8740 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD i7 2700K. This means that the HD 8740 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD i7 2700K.

The HD i7 2700K requires 95 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 2700K and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740. The HD i7 2700K requires 40 Watts more than the HD 8740 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 2700K may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 8740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock1350 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSandy Bridge GT2GCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date23 Oct 2011vs05 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
vs green tick
vs green tick
vs green tick
vs green tick

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units12vs512
Actual Shader Performance3%vs17%
Texture Mapping Units2vs32
Texture Rate1.7 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units2vs16
Pixel Rate1.7 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power95 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs5.0
Open GL3.1vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i7 2700K is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 3000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-2700K Processor.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 850MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 667MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 610.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 2700K.
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is an OEM Only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7750 and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants