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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition Radeon HD 8740 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 414%
Hitman 3 374% 568%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 370%
Resident Evil 8 265% 414%
FIFA 21 84% 159%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 623%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 355%
Genshin Impact 265% 414%
The Medium 355% 541%
Far Cry 6 427% 643%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8740 (OEM).

The GTX 650 Ti has a 128 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8740. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 33.8 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 GTX 650 Ti has a 128 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8740 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 2 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 HD 8740 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 650 Ti, and so the HD 8740 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 650 Ti.

The HD 8740 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 650 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 650 Ti has superior memory performance.

The GTX 650 Ti has 14.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 8740, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 Ti is slightly better than the HD 8740.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 713 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8740 is 348. The GTX 650 Ti having 365 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 Ti delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 8740.

The Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) requires 55 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 650 Ti. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 8740, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 650 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed928 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK106-220-A1GCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date10 Jan 2012vs05 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7
green tick vs
5.6
1920x1080
5.5
green tick vs
4.6
2560x1440
3.7
green tick vs
3
3840x2160
2.4
green tick vs
2.1

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1350 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth86.4GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs512
Actual Shader Performance34%vs17%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs32
Texture Rate59.4 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate14.8 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-55 Watts
Recommended PSU-400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class.
This edition has no new features and so it performs exactly like the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
Overview
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is an OEM Only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7750 and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8740 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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