GeForce GT 740
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Release Period- 29-May-2014
GeForce GT 740 Review

Overview
GeForce GT 740 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 2GB frame buffer of fast DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.


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 is essentially a fast GeForce GT 640.
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.


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GeForce GT 740 Performance Specification
Core Speed
Architecture
Memory
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Technology
TMUs
Texture Rate
ROPs
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GPU Details
993 MHz
Kepler GK107-425-A2
2048 MB
900 MHz
128 Bit
DDR3
28.8GB/sec
256KB
28nm
32
32 GTexel/s
16
16 GPixel/s
384
DX 12.0
5.0
4.5
4096x2160
64 Watts
400 Watt & 29 Amps
None

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Can i use this card on my rig?

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Is it any reason why u want to use?
I only asking cos your gpu it's much more powerful, or u mean sli this two cards?

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will it bottleneck my processor…???
please reply… iam planning on buying this..

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it will,it`s not a big improvement,almost as the intergated chipset you have

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I have a question, if I have 4 gb of ram memory only. Can I have this graphics card even if it needs 8 gb?

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Graphic card have no need for system memory
This one have 2GB of its own slow ddr3 - do not buy it

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Ok thanks!

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WHATTTT?? mine is 4% worse ? LOL HOW? the hd 6670 is so powerful? :D

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What would be the average price for this

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Sorry for Late answer , but i think the price of GDDR5 is 80 - 90 $ and the GDDR3 is almost the same but its not worth to get the GDDR3 , so go with Gddr5

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Thank you

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This looks like a very good low-end graphics card.

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yeah it is.. but i would prefer gtx 750 over it due to much better price/performance over this and power efficient

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Where are you GT 740?
Isn't out for november…

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This or the GT 640?

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Preferably this, mostly due to the fact that it has the latest architecture and all. Also because it supports SLI, whereas the GT 640 does not.

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no mate!! this card doesn't support sli at all!!!

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This will be a nice affordable card ;)

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i agree ;)

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Yap……. Will b at under 100$. Good card.

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I just hope they put GDDR5 on it… They put DDR3 on the 620, 630 and 640 to which this card is the successor and it disappointed me seeing as how their AMD/ATI counterparts in the same price range all had GDDR5…

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I think that if this is better than an HD 7730 then Nvidia can say they've accomplished something in the low-end market.

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