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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition GeForce 8800 GTS
Cyberpunk 2077 819% 791%
Red Dead Redemption 2 569% 548%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 569% 548%
Doom Eternal 475% 458%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 819% 791%
Grand Theft Auto VI 922% 891%
Need For Speed Heat 569% 548%
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem 331% 318%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 819% 791%
Planet Zoo 619% 597%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 389 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 8800 GTS. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GT 730 manages to provide 2.1 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 730 has a 389 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 8800 GTS, but the GeForce 8800 GTS has 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. As a result, the GeForce 8800 GTS exhibits a 3.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 730. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 730 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 8800 GTS, and so the GT 730 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 8800 GTS when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 1728 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8800 GTS, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 730 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 8800 GTS has 23.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8800 GTS is slightly better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8800 GTS has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8800 GTS is 113. The GT 730 having 233 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 8800 GTS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 730 transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8800 GTS. This means that the GT 730 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8800 GTS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 730 should consume less power than the GeForce 8800 GTS.

The GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts to run and the GeForce 8800 GTS requires 143 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 GeForce 8800 GTS. The GeForce 8800 GTS requires 105 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 8800 GTS may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed902 MHzvs513 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208-301-A1Tesla G80-100-K0-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date09 Dec 2014vs01 Feb 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs320 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs792 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs63.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 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 Units384vs96
Actual Shader Performance17%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs12.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs20
Pixel Rate7.2 GPixel/svs10.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power38 Wattsvs143 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 730 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit remains clocked at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's custom-designed 80 mm cooler, with air flow optimized cover and aluminum base. The cooler can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan at lower speed and noise.

Without any overclocking out of the box, GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v2.
GeForce 8800 GTS is a high-end GPU based on the 90nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G80 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 20 ROPs, on a 320-bit memory interface of GDDR3. The central unit runs at 513MHz and the memory clock operates 792MHz. It will consume no more than 143 Watt.
Technically, next in series, when compared to GeForce 8800 GT, it performs worse as the amount of Shader Processing Units and TMUs was reduced and the GPU comes under-clocked, in exchange for a wider bus-width and extra video memory.
Today's modern demanding games can be played at medium (most) or high settings (some) smoothly. However, this GPU will perform poorly at 720p due to the limited video memory. DirectX 11 based games aren't supported.
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