GeForce GT 740M
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Release Period- Apr-2013
GeForce GT 740M Review

Overview
GeForce GT 740M is a Middle-Class Mobile 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-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.


Memory
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.


Features
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.


Performance
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.


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GeForce GT 740M Performance Specification
Core Speed
Architecture
Memory
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Technology
TMUs
Texture Rate
ROPs
Pixel Rate
Shader
Processing Units
Actual Shader
Performance
Direct X
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Max Power
GPU Details
810 MHz
Kepler GK107-GT-740M
2048 MB
900 MHz
128 Bit
DDR3
28.8GB/sec
256KB
28nm
32
26 GTexel/s
16
13 GPixel/s
384
311
DX 12.0
5.0
4.5
4096x2160
45 Watts

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Damianr97
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19:27 Sep-20-2014
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will this gpu be compatibile with DX12?

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radimggr3
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17:03 Oct-22-2014
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All GPUs with DX11+ should be, but who knows for sure…

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12:04 Jul-27-2014
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Hi everyone. I'm not sure what to buy (i want a budget gaming laptop):
1) i5-4200u, r7 m265, 4 gb ram
2) i3-3217u, gt 740m, 4 gb ram


Can anyone help me?
Thanks
If you know other specs arround the same price or have a opinion to share with me please reply…

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00:56 Aug-10-2014
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i think the first ….

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21:58 Oct-20-2014
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being honest, neither laptops are that great man. They both have low ram and a bad cpu. you might wanna get something with a bit better cpu bro.

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07:09 May-26-2014
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hey , can i run BF4,COD : GHOSTS , Watch Dogs this kind of games high settings with this GPU ?
Comment plz…!!!

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13:57 May-28-2014
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I have this card and I played COD BlackOps and Ghosts and now I'm playing WD.You can't run the games at high set but you can optimize them 4 a good quality play

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20:57 May-19-2014
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What is Overclocking ????
Can i overclock this card and will it make any difference ???
Thanks in advance :D :D

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16:52 May-19-2014
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Has anyone tested overclocking this card? Could someone give me their settings?? I have the 64 bit, 2gb DDR3 version.

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19:01 Dec-10-2014
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I actually got +250 MHz on the memory (1150 MHz total). It runs stable but I didn't bother with the core clock, as the main bottleneck should be the DDR3 memory.

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16:36 Apr-25-2014
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My computer comes with the 740M with 4GB dedicated, does it change much the performance or it's just like the 2GB version ?

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17:19 May-04-2014
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It's just like the 1GB and 2GB versions..

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23:25 May-04-2014
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Ok Thanks ;)

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15:27 Apr-14-2014
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i have a sony vaio with gt740m , intel core i3-3217U 1.8 GHz , 6Gb RAM , 500Gb HDD… is it a good pc for gaming??

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Gaming at 720p, yes..

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20:53 Mar-15-2014
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Is this card interchangeable?

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13:09 Jan-31-2014
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can i pare my GT740M with i5-4200U.

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15:22 Feb-05-2014
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You can. Very good match. However, if you have a little bit of more money you can also go for the GT 750M.

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16:25 Feb-18-2014
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750 is for pc and 740 is for notebook

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08:35 Feb-25-2014
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That is not true. there are both GT 740M and GT 750M for notebook.
You might be confused with the GTX 750 which is available on PC.

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19:21 May-03-2014
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^Nicely said.

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18:10 Jan-30-2014
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How long until the 740M isn't usable any more, do you think? I'm still able to play new games on low-medium settings, sometimes with high elements.

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18:59 Apr-08-2014
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if you overclock it with "msi afterburner" you should be able to play game atleast for 3 years but don't overclock it too much or you will lose your performance and also risk damaging your pc :D

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13:46 May-19-2014
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do you have any proposed overclock settings?

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