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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition GeForce 9800 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 529% 558%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 529% 558%
Cyberpunk 2077 765% 805%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 488% 515%
Borderlands 3 565% 595%
FIFA 20 235% 251%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 765% 805%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 853% 897%
eFootball PES 2020 329% 349%
The Outer Worlds 476% 503%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT.

The GT 740 has a 459 MHz higher core clock speed but 24 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 9800 GT. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GT 740 manages to provide 0.3 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 GT 740 has a 459 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9800 GT and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 740 providing 7.3 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 GT 740 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9800 GT, and so the GT 740 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9800 GT when running the latest games.

The GT 740 has 3584 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9800 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 9800 GT has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 9800 GT has 29.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 740, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9800 GT is slightly better than the GT 740.

The GeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800 GT has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 740 is 407 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800 GT is 168. The GT 740 having 239 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 9800 GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 740 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9800 GT. This means that the GT 740 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9800 GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 740 should consume less power than the GeForce 9800 GT.

The GeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition requires 64 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800 GT requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 9800 GT. The GeForce 9800 GT requires 41 Watts more than the GT 740 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 9800 GT may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 740.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1059 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-425-A2Tesla G92-270-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date29 May 2014vs21 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed891 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.5GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs112
Actual Shader Performance20%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units32vs56
Texture Rate33.9 GTexel/svs33.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16.9 GPixel/svs9.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 740 EVGA Superclocked DS 4GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 740.
This edition comes with a custom cooling solution which will not yield any performance boost, as GeForce GT 740 does not benefit from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 993MHz to 1059MHz, while the memory clock was left untouched.
Furthermore, the frame buffer was doubled to 4GB though this will not boost its performance and can be addressed as an extreme gimmick - insane marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.
Benchmarks indicate a performance boost of 3% and thus GeForce GTX 650 is still faster.
GeForce 9800 GT is a High-End Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G92-270-A2 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 112 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.

The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 105W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and it requires at least one 6-pin available connectors.

GeForce 9800 GT is a direct re-brand of GeForce 8800 GT.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below a Radeon HD 4770, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 3870.
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