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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Zotac 4GB Edition Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Red Dead Redemption 2 1159% 937%
Cyberpunk 2077 1629% 1324%
Doom Eternal 982% 791%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1159% 937%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 676% 540%
Halo: Reach 300% 229%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1629% 1324%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1629% 1324%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1824% 1484%
Need For Speed Heat 1159% 937%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3850 AGP are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Zotac 4GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 32 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 3850. This results in the GT 730 providing 0.5 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 32 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 3850, but the HD 3850 has 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. As a result, the HD 3850 exhibits a 7.9 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 HD 3850, 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 HD 3850 when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 3584 MB more video memory than the HD 3850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 3850 has superior memory performance.

The HD 3850 has 36 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the HD 3850 is noticeably better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Zotac 4GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3850 is 214. The HD 3850 having 80 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 3850 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 730.

The GT 730 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3850. This means that the GT 730 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3850. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 730 should consume less power than the HD 3850.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Zotac 4GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850. The HD 3850 requires 26 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 3850 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs668 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1RV670 PRO
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs03 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.3
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1600x900
3.7
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1920x1080
2.5
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2560x1440
1.8
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs830 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth17.1GB/secvs53.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs320
Actual Shader Performance6%vs10%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs10.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs10.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 730 v3 Zotac 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 730 v3, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was decreased from 900MHz to 533MHz.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a small Performance decreaase over the Reference GeForce GT 730 v3.
Radeon HD 3850 AGP is a variant of the high-end Radeon HD 3850 based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600. Check its page to know more about its Core.
Compared to Radeon HD 3850, it features twice as much video memory and an AGP 8X Bus Interface. Benchmarks indicate the double sized frame buffer benefits this GPU largely and so its performance is up to 8% better than the reference Radeon HD 3850.
Today's modern games should run fluently at medium settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
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