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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 740 v2 Inno3D HerculeZ OC 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 354% 235%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 354% 235%
Cyberpunk 2077 523% 360%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 108% 53%
Need For Speed Heat 354% 235%
The Outer Worlds 277% 179%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 523% 360%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 324% 213%
Borderlands 3 379% 254%
FIFA 20 142% 79%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 740 v2 Inno3D HerculeZ OC 1GB Edition.

The GT 740 has a 78 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti, but the GTX 650 Ti has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 740. As a result, the GTX 650 Ti exhibits a 28.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 740. 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 78 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 740 providing 1.2 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 GT 740 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 650 Ti, and so the GT 740 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 GTX 650 Ti has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 740, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 650 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 650 Ti has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 740, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 Ti is marginally better than the GT 740.

The GeForce GT 740 v2 Inno3D HerculeZ OC 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 740 is 406 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 753. The GTX 650 Ti having 347 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 GT 740.

The GeForce GT 740 v2 Inno3D HerculeZ OC 1GB Edition requires 64 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740. The GTX 650 Ti requires 86 Watts more than the GT 740 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 650 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 740.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1058 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-425-A2Kepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date29 May 2014vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
5.8
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7.1
1920x1080
4.8
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5.6
2560x1440
3.1
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3.8
3840x2160
2.1
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2.4

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs86.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs768
Actual Shader Performance20%vs36%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs64
Texture Rate33.9 GTexel/svs62.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16.9 GPixel/svs15.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4360 3.7GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 740 v2 Inno3D HerculeZ OC 1GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 740 v2.
This edition comes with a custom cooling solution which will not yield any performance boost, as GeForce GT 740 v2 does not benefit from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 993MHz to 1058MHz, while the memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a significant performance boost of up to 6% making it as fast as GeForce GTX 650.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
This edition features a new and better cooling system called DirectCU II with that utilizes direct contact copper heatpipes so heat is dissipated efficiently, delivering a 20% cooler and vastly quieter performance than reference according to Asus and an increase in the central clock that went from 928MHz to 980MHz. The Memory clock was left untouched.
This edition performs better than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB because it's higher clocked and not because of the extra video memory.
Benchmarks indicate there's a 2.5% boost when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Consumers will want to get the TOP version for superior performance.
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