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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition Radeon R7 240 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 786%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 711%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 684%
FIFA 21 533% 347%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 1147%
Hitman 3 1533% 1053%
Genshin Impact 1156% 786%
Far Cry 6 1717% 1182%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1700% 1171%
Watch Dogs Legion 1111% 755%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition.

The R7 240 has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. This results in the R7 240 providing 3.4 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 R7 240 has a 30 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. This results in the R7 240 providing 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 730 was released less than a year after the R7 240, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 240 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 240 2GB are the same, which means the GT 730 and the R7 240 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 240 2GB has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the R7 240 is 212. The R7 240 having 78 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R7 240 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 730.

The R7 240 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 730. This means that the R7 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 240 2GB requires 30 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 240. The GT 730 requires 19 Watts more than the R7 240 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 730 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the R7 240.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs730 MHz
Boost Clock-vs780 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1GCN 1.1 Oland PRO
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.3
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6.4
1600x900
3.8
vs green tick
4.9
1920x1080
2.5
vs green tick
3.1
2560x1440
1.9
vs green tick
2.3
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs28.8GB/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 Units96vs320
Actual Shader Performance6%vs10%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs20
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs14.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs5.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 730 v3.

This Edition comes with a special cooling solution which keeps the GPU cooler under load and no overclock out of the box.

Performance-wise, it's as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v3.
Note: This Graphics Card has 2 variants: one with DDR3 and another with GDDR5. This is the DDR3 Version.

Radeon R7 240 2GB offers a core codenamed Oland PRO and thus features 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-bit bus width of standard DDR3. While the central unit runs at 730MHz and goes up to 780MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 900MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires no extra power connectors.

Compared to Radeon R7 250, its performance is significantly lower (over 25% slower), especially at higher resolutions due to the limited memory bandwidth. Still, the TDP is relatively low and so this card may be used on low end systems and offer a reasonable upgrade, when compared to integrated graphics.
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