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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Passive 2GB Edition GeForce GT 640
Cyberpunk 2077 927% 653%
Hitman 3 1236% 880%
Resident Evil 8 927% 653%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 840% 589%
FIFA 21 418% 280%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1345% 960%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 809% 567%
Genshin Impact 927% 653%
Far Cry 6 1386% 990%
The Medium 1182% 840%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 640 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Passive 2GB Edition.

The GT 710 has a 52 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 640, but the GeForce GT 640 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 710. As a result, the GeForce GT 640 exhibits a 13.6 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 52 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 640, but the GeForce GT 640 has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 710. As a result, the GeForce GT 640 exhibits a 6.8 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 GeForce GT 640, 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 GeForce GT 640 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Passive 2GB Edition and the GeForce GT 640 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GT 640 has 14.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 710, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 640 is slightly better than the GT 710.

The GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Passive 2GB Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 640 has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 710 is 183 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 640 is 346. The GeForce GT 640 having 163 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 640 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 710.

The GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Passive 2GB Edition requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 640 requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 710 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce GT 640. The GeForce GT 640 requires 40 Watts more than the GT 710 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GT 640 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 710.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed954 MHzvs902 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK208Kepler GK107-300-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date26 Jan 2016vs05 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs891 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs28.5GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs384
Actual Shader Performance9%vs17%
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate15.3 GTexel/svs28.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate7.6 GPixel/svs14.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs350 Watts & 26 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 i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 710 v2 EVGA Passive 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 710 v2, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
EVGA Passive Cooling Solution.

Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GT 710 v2.
GeForce GT 640 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 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.

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.

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.

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.
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