GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 730 vs 8400 GS among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 730 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 730  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 730

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 730

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 6.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 520 MHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 922 vs 114 More than 8x better PassMark score
Higher memory bandwidth 40.1 GB/s vs 6.4 GB/s More than 6.2x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 400 MHz Around 3.2x higher memory clock speed
Significantly better sky diver factor score 102.34 vs 1.57 More than 65.2x better sky diver factor score
Better floating-point performance 692.7 GFLOPS vs 39.36 GFLOPS More than 17.5x better floating-point performance
More shading units 384 vs 16 368 more shading units
Better T-Rex score 3,361.1 vs 799.54 Around 4.2x better T-Rex score
Slightly more render output processors 8 vs 4 Twice as many render output processors
Better PassMark direct compute score 640 vs 58 More than 11x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce 8400 GS

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS

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Slightly lower TDP 25W vs 38W Around 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 730 vs 8400 GS

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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