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Nvidia GeForce GT 740 v2

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How well can the GeForce GT 740 v2 run games
2 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GT 740 v2 graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

How many years will the GeForce GT 740 v2 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GT 740 v2 in your PC? Its upgrade time for the GeForce GT 740 v2, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GT 740 v2? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GT 740 v2 would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 784 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 534% better performance. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 417% better and can run 691 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The GeForce GT 740 v2 was released on 29 May 2014

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GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK107-425-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
32
Texture Rate
32 GTexel/s
ROPs
16
Pixel Rate
16 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
384
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$89.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
80GB/sec
L2 Cache
256KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
0
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
993 MHz
Power
Max Power
64 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 29 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
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GeForce GT 740 v2 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GT 740 v2 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.


Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK107-425-A2 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 993MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.


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


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 64W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.


Performance
GeForce GT 740 v2 is essentially a slower GeForce GTX 650.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is not too far from the older GeForce GTX 650.


System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 740 v2.


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GeForce GT 740 v2 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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GeForce GT 740 v2 Extras
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