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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition
Halo: Reach 167% 113%
Cyberpunk 2077 1053% 819%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 418% 313%
Red Dead Redemption 2 739% 569%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 739% 569%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1053% 819%
Doom Eternal 622% 475%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1182% 922%
FIFA 20 347% 256%
Need For Speed Heat 739% 569%

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 Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 172 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 240, but the R7 240 has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. As a result, the R7 240 exhibits a 0.2 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 172 MHz higher core clock speed than the R7 240 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 730 providing 1.4 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 over a year more recently than the R7 240, and so the GT 730 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R7 240.

The GT 730 has 1024 MB more video memory than the R7 240, 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 GT 730 has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 240, which means that the memory performance of the GT 730 is slightly better than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition has 320 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212 and the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346. The GT 730 having 134 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 730 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R7 240.

The Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730. The GT 730 requires 3 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 730 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed730 MHzvs902 MHz
Boost Clock780 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland PROKepler GK208-301-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs09 Dec 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.4
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1600x900
4.9
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5.1
1920x1080
3.1
vs green tick
3.7
2560x1440
2.3
vs green tick
2.5
3840x2160
1.5
vs green tick
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs40GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units320vs384
Actual Shader Performance10%vs17%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units20vs16
Texture Rate14.6 GTexel/svs14.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5.8 GPixel/svs7.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs38 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 240 Sapphire 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R7 240, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was Increased to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 240.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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