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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Zotac 4GB Edition Radeon R7 250X
Red Dead Redemption 2 1159% 312%
Doom Eternal 982% 254%
Cyberpunk 2077 1629% 465%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1159% 312%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 676% 154%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1629% 465%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1629% 465%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1824% 529%
Need For Speed Heat 1159% 312%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 52% 84%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Zotac 4GB Edition.

The Radeon R7 250X has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. This results in the Radeon R7 250X providing 26.8 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 Radeon R7 250X has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. This results in the Radeon R7 250X providing 12.4 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 less than a year after the Radeon R7 250X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 2048 MB more video memory than the Radeon R7 250X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Radeon R7 250X has superior memory performance.

The Radeon R7 250X has 54.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 250X is much better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Zotac 4GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 250X has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517. The Radeon R7 250X having 383 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 250X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 730.

The Radeon R7 250X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 730. This means that the Radeon R7 250X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Zotac 4GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 250X requires 80 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 Radeon R7 250X. The Radeon R7 250X requires 31 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon R7 250X may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs950 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1GCN 1.0 Cape Verde XT
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs10 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth17.1GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs640
Actual Shader Performance6%vs25%
Texture Mapping Units16vs40
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs38 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs15.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

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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

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

Benchmarks Indicate a small Performance decreaase over the Reference GeForce GT 730 v3.
Radeon R7 250X is a fast-middle-class Graphics Card based on the Graphics Core Next architecture. It offers the Cape Verde XT GPU.
The Cape Verde XT Core is a GCN 1.1 GPU and was first seen on Radeon HD 7770 and then re-used in the OEM only Radeon HD 8760.
It offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bits memory interface of fast GDDR5.
Radeon R7 250X comes clocked at 950MHz (though there might be some 1GHz versions) and has its operating memory clock set at 1125MHz. The rated TDP board is of 80W and the release price around $99.
This card should come in 1GB and 2GB versions, though both will offer the same performance.
Its performance has proven to be exactly like Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition (if clocked at 1GHz) and thus this card is not suited for 1080p gaming but it can handle 720p with ease. The 950MHz versions will be around 3% slower.
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