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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 740 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition
Hitman 3 561% 374%
Cyberpunk 2077 408% 265%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 364% 233%
Resident Evil 8 408% 265%
FIFA 21 156% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 615% 413%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 349% 223%
Genshin Impact 408% 265%
Far Cry 6 635% 427%
The Medium 534% 355%

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

The GT 740 has a 144 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 25.1 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 144 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 2.4 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 GT 740 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 650 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 650 Ti has superior memory performance.

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 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 740 is 412 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 713. The GTX 650 Ti having 301 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 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition requires 64 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GT 740.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1072 MHzvs928 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-425-A2Kepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date29 May 2014vs10 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs768
Actual Shader Performance20%vs34%
Texture Mapping Units32vs64
Texture Rate34.3 GTexel/svs59.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate17.2 GPixel/svs14.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 740 v2 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 740 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1072MHz, instead of 993MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB. In some situations, this could be useful. However, and because the GPU itself is not capable of 1080p Gaming, 2GB might be mostly a Gimmick.

Cooling Solution
“Triangle Cool” fansink integrates a patented triangle-shaped aluminum block into the aluminum extrusion module. The triangle design not only minimizes the turbulence between extruded aluminum fins, but also enhances heat dissipation to improve cooling efficiency for the whole fansink.

Benchmarks Indicate a 8% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GT 740 v2.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class.
This edition has no new features and so it performs exactly like the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
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