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Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 740M Intel HD Graphics 4000 Mobile
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 567% 1329%
Kingdom Come: Deliverance 613% 1429%
Assassins Creed: Origins 300% 757%
Far Cry 5 1605% 3554%
Call of Duty: WWII 653% 1514%
Monster Hunter World 318% 796%
Grand Theft Auto VI 721% 1660%
Sea of Thieves 327% 814%
Hunt: Showdown 567% 1329%
DRAGON BALL FighterZ 227% 600%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 740M are massively better than the Intel HD Graphics 4000 Mobile.

The GeForce GT 740M has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 4000. This results in the GeForce GT 740M providing 23.3 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 GeForce GT 740M has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Render Output Units than the Graphics 4000. This results in the GeForce GT 740M providing 10.4 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 GeForce GT 740M was released over a year more recently than the Graphics 4000, and so the GeForce GT 740M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Graphics 4000.

The GeForce GT 740M has 2048 MB video memory, but the Graphics 4000 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 740M has 384 Shader Processing Units and the HD Graphics 4000 Mobile has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 740M is 311 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 4000 is 86. The GeForce GT 740M having 225 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 740M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Graphics 4000.

The Graphics 4000 transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 740M. This means that the Graphics 4000 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 740M.

The GeForce GT 740M requires 45 Watts to run and the HD Graphics 4000 Mobile requires 55 Watts. The Graphics 4000 requires 10 Watts more than the GeForce GT 740M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Graphics 4000 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GT 740M.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed810 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1350 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK107-GT-740MIvy Bridge GT2
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Apr 2013vs08 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 10% green tick vs 9%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs16
Actual Shader Performance15%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units32vs4
Texture Rate25.9 GTexel/svs2.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate13 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs55 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 740M is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler 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.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK107-GT-740M which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 45W, it is suited for average sized laptops.

GeForce GT 740M is essentially a fast GeForce GT 640M.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its Performance is around 3% worse than the older GeForce GT 650M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 740M.
Intel HD Graphics 4000 Mobile are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Mobile Ivy Bridge Processors.

The Ivy Bridge GT2 Core includes support for DirectX 11, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0. Additionally, it also offers Hardware Tessellation, Dedicated L3 Cache and better Video Decoding Performance, when compared to its Predecessor.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT2 which offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 650MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies from System to System. 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 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 800MHz.
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.

The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GT 425M.
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System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD Graphics 4000 Mobile.
Recommended CPUIntel Core i3-2340UE 1.3GHz
Intel Core i3-2357M 1.3GHz
AMD APU A4-4300M Dual-Core
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.50GHz
AMD Phenom II X2 N640
Possible GPU UpgradesN/AN/A
GPU Variants--