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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Low Profile 2GB Edition Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Doom Eternal 891% 956%
Half-Life: Alyx 1373% 1470%
Cyberpunk 2077 1236% 1324%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 836% 898%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1386% 1484%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 836% 898%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1236% 1324%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 836% 898%
Minecraft RTX 1645% 1760%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 802% 861%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Low Profile 2GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 3850 AGP.

The GT 710 has a 286 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 3850. This results in the GT 710 providing 4.6 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 710 has a 286 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 3850, but the HD 3850 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 710. As a result, the HD 3850 exhibits a 3.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 710. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 710 was released over three years more recently than the HD 3850, and so the GT 710 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 710 has 1536 MB more video memory than the HD 3850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 3850 has 38.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 710, which means that the memory performance of the HD 3850 is noticeably better than the GT 710.

The GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Low Profile 2GB Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 710 is 183 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3850 is 214. The HD 3850 having 31 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 710.

The GT 710 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3850. This means that the GT 710 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3850. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 710 should consume less power than the HD 3850.

The GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Low Profile 2GB Edition requires 25 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 710 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850. The HD 3850 requires 50 Watts more than the GT 710 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 3850 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 710.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed954 MHzvs668 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208RV670 PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date26 Jan 2016vs03 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs830 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs53.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs320
Actual Shader Performance9%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate15.3 GTexel/svs10.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate7.6 GPixel/svs10.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G4400 3.3GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Low Profile 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 710 v2, created by EVGA.

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Overclock: Memory Clock

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Cooling Solution
EVGA Low Profile Cooling Solution.

Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GT 710 v2.
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.
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