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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 960 Palit 2GB Edition GeForce GT 730 v2
Cyberpunk 2077 123% 819%
Control 184% 1072%
eFootball PES 2020 11% 356%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 123% 819%
Grand Theft Auto VI 148% 922%
Borderlands 3 71% 606%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 129% 844%
Red Dead Redemption 2 123% 819%
FIFA 20 14% 256%
F1 2019 85% 663%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Palit 2GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2.

The GTX 960 has a 225 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. This results in the GTX 960 providing 57.7 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 960 has a 225 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. This results in the GTX 960 providing 28.9 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 GTX 960 was released less than a year after the GT 730, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 960 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 730, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 960 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 960 has 72.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 960 is much better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GTX 960 Palit 2GB Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 730 v2 has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 1628 and the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346. The GTX 960 having 1282 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 960 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 730.

The GeForce GTX 960 Palit 2GB Edition requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 730 v2 requires 25 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730. The GTX 960 requires 95 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 960 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 730.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1127 MHzvs902 MHz
Boost Clock1178 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-300-A1Kepler GK208-301-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date22 Jan 2015vs18 Jun 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112.2GB/secvs40GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 128 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs384
Actual Shader Performance78%vs17%
Texture Mapping Units64vs16
Texture Rate72.1 GTexel/svs14.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs8
Pixel Rate36.1 GPixel/svs7.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 960 Palit 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 960 2GB, created by Palit.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 960 Palit 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
GeForce GT 730 v2 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler 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.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Kepler GK208-301-A1 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.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

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 25W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

GeForce GT 730 v2 is a direct re-brand of GeForce GT 640 v2.
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 730 v2.
Recommended CPUAMD Phenom II X6 1035T
AMD FX-8100
Intel Core i3-7100 2-Core 3.9GHz
AMD Athlon X4 880K
AMD APU A10-7890K Quad-Core
Intel Pentium G4620 3.7GHz
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 3.2GHz
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 3.2GHz
AMD FX-6100
Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz
Possible GPU Upgrades-GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition
Radeon HD 8970 (OEM)
Radeon R7 260X Crossfire
GPU Variants-GeForce GT 730 v2 Zotac 2GB Edition
GeForce GT 730 v2 Zotac 1GB Edition
GeForce GT 730 v2 Inno3D Low Profile 1GB Edition
GeForce GT 730 v2 Inno3D Low Profile 2GB Edition
GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 1.0 2GB Edition
GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition
GeForce GT 730 v2 EVGA Low Profile 2GB Edition
GeForce GT 730 v2 MSI OC 1GB Edition
GeForce GT 730 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition



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