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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition HD i7 6700K
Red Dead Redemption 2 537% 664%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 537% 664%
Cyberpunk 2077 775% 950%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 775% 950%
Halo: Reach 102% 143%
Borderlands 3 573% 707%
FIFA 20 239% 307%
eFootball PES 2020 335% 421%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 192% 250%
Detroit: Become Human 864% 1057%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the Intel HD i7 6700K.

The GT 730 has a 656 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD i7 6700K. This results in the GT 730 providing 10.5 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 656 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i7 6700K and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 730 providing 5.2 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 HD i7 6700K was released less than a year after the GT 730, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i7 6700K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the HD i7 6700K has 24. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 386 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 6700K is 221. The GT 730 having 165 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 730 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i7 6700K.

The HD i7 6700K transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 730. This means that the HD i7 6700K is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the HD i7 6700K requires 91 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 6700K. The HD i7 6700K requires 42 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD i7 6700K 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 Speed1006 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1150 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK208-301-A1Skylake GT2-R0
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date15 Jun 2015vs05 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.5
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6.4
1600x900
5.2
green tick vs
4.9
1920x1080
3.9
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3.4
2560x1440
2.6
green tick vs
2.3
3840x2160
1.8
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1.6

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1253 MHzvs1067 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR4
Memory Bandwidth40.1GB/secvs34.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs24
Actual Shader Performance19%vs11%
Technology28nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate16.1 GTexel/svs5.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate8 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs91 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4150 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 730 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1006MHz, instead of 902MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
GIGABYTE 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
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GT 730 v2.
Overview
Intel HD i7 6700K is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 530 Desktop that is integrated in the Core i7-6700K Processor.

Architecture
The Skylake Core includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4. Additionally, it also supports DDR4 Memory.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 24 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from laptop to laptop. Typically, the GPU reserves 1.7GB. Depending on whether or not the system's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface. The operating memory clock also depends on the at which speed the System's RAM is running and is limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports. In this case, it is 1067MHz.
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.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with a dedicated GeForce 920M.

System Suggestions
Intel HD i7 6700K is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend a Decent Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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