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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 720 Radeon HD 3800 series
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1209%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 1098%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 1059%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1011% 1059%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 922% 966%
FIFA 21 533% 560%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1700% 1777%
Watch Dogs Legion 1111% 1163%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1209%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 1742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 720 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 3800 series.

The HD 3800 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GeForce GT 720 was released over three years more recently than the HD 3800, and so the GeForce GT 720 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 3800 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 720 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 3800, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GT 720 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GT 720 has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 3800, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 720 is slightly better than the HD 3800.

The GeForce GT 720 has 192 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3800 series has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 720 is 153 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3800 is 0. The GeForce GT 720 having 153 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 720 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 3800.

The GeForce GT 720 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3800. This means that the GeForce GT 720 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3800. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce GT 720 should consume less power than the HD 3800.

The GeForce GT 720 requires 19 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 3800 series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 720.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed797 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208RV670
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date27 Mar 2014vs01 Nov 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.1
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1600x900
3.6
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1920x1080
2.5
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2560x1440
1.8
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3840x2160
1.3
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs320
Actual Shader Performance7%vs-
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate12.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate6.4 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power19 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 720 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
This Graphics Card Equips the Kepler GK208 GPU which is essentially a power optimized version of the GK107 GPU. Whereas it still has a count of 2 Stream Multiprocessors, the bus-width has been cut in half to allow for even a smaller power consumption and consequently a cooler operating temperature.
Additionally, the GK208 GPU allows the Central Unit to reach a significant higher frequency, thanks to the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology. The better the laptop's cooling system, the higher the frequency.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK208 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 797MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 19W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with the older GeForce GT 530.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor (Pentium G) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 720.
Radeon HD 3800 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3830, Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 whose rank is a balance between the three and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
Recommended CPU
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GPU Variants
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