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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 710 v2 GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 927% 178%
Hitman 3 1236% 262%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 840% 154%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 809% 146%
FIFA 21 418% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1345% 291%
Far Cry 6 1386% 302%
Genshin Impact 927% 178%
Battlefield 6 1236% 262%
Resident Evil 8 927% 178%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 710 v2.

The GT 710 has a 304 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 710. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 21.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 710. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 710 has a 304 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GT 710. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 18.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 710. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 710 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 470, and so the GT 710 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 470 when running the latest games.

The GT 710 has 768 MB more video memory than the GTX 470, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 470 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 470 has 121.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 710, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is massively better than the GT 710.

The GeForce GT 710 v2 has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 710 is 183 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582. The GTX 470 having 399 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 710.

The GT 710 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 470. This means that the GT 710 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 470.

The GeForce GT 710 v2 requires 19 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 710 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470. The GTX 470 requires 196 Watts more than the GT 710 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 710.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed954 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208Fermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date26 Jan 2016vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs448
Actual Shader Performance9%vs28%
Texture Mapping Units16vs56
Texture Rate15.3 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs40
Pixel Rate7.6 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power19 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G4400 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 720 v2 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Kepler Architecture.

This Graphics Card Equips the Kepler GK208 GPU which is essentially a power optimized version of the GK107 GPU. Whereas it still has a count of 2 Stream Multiprocessors, the bus-width has been cut in half to allow for even a smaller power consumption and consequently a cooler operating temperature.
Additionally, the GK208 GPU allows the Central Unit to reach a significant higher frequency, thanks to the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology. The better the laptop's cooling system, the higher the frequency.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK208 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessor activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 954MHz.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 19W, 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 720 v2 is essentially a Higher Clocked GeForce GT 630 v4 and performs around 5% better than it.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Budget Processor and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 720 v2.
GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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