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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 640 Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 653% 846%
Hitman 3 880% 1130%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 589% 765%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 567% 737%
FIFA 21 280% 377%
Grand Theft Auto VI 960% 1231%
Far Cry 6 990% 1268%
Genshin Impact 653% 846%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 980% 1256%
Battlefield 6 880% 1130%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 640 are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition.

The GeForce GT 640 has a 202 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 4730. This results in the GeForce GT 640 providing 6.5 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 GeForce GT 640 has a 202 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the HD 4730. This results in the GeForce GT 640 providing 8.8 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 GeForce GT 640 was released over a year more recently than the HD 4730, and so the GeForce GT 640 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 4730.

The GeForce GT 640 has 1536 MB more video memory than the HD 4730, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 4730 has superior memory performance.

The HD 4730 has 29.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 640, which means that the memory performance of the HD 4730 is slightly better than the GeForce GT 640.

The GeForce GT 640 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 640 is 346 and the actual shader performance of the HD 4730 is 291. The GeForce GT 640 having 55 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 4730 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 640 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 4730. This means that the GeForce GT 640 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 4730.

The GeForce GT 640 requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce GT 640 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 4730. The HD 4730 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the GeForce GT 640. The difference is significant enough that the HD 4730 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GT 640.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed902 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-300-A2RV770 CE
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date05 Jun 2012vs08 Nov 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6.6
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1600x900
5.1
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1920x1080
3.5
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2560x1440
2.5
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3840x2160
1.7
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed891 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth28.5GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs640
Actual Shader Performance17%vs14%
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs32
Texture Rate28.9 GTexel/svs22.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs8
Pixel Rate14.4 GPixel/svs5.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Watts-
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 26 Ampsvs450 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1440x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 640 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 GK107-300-A2 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 902MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of 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 891MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 65W, it requires at least a 350W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with Radeon HD 6670.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor (Intel Core i3) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 640.
Radeon HD 4730 PowerColor PCS Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 4730 that features a new cooling system and no overclocking out of the box.
In the end, the performance is worse than the Radeon HD 4730 as there are two variants of this card whereas one has a core-clock of 700MHz and another of 750MHz and the one we currently offers is the latter.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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