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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 1,598 MHz Around 3.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 80% higher clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 692.7 GFLOPS vs 160 GFLOPS More than 4.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 799 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 384 vs 64 320 more shading units
Lower TDP 38W vs 105W 2.8x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce 8800 GS Mac

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Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS Mac

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Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
More texture mapping units 32 vs 16 Twice as many texture mapping units

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 730  vs 8800 GS Mac 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GT 730
40.1 GB/s
GeForce 8800 GS Mac
51.14 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GT 730
7.22 GPixel/s
GeForce 8800 GS Mac
8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GT 730
14.43 GTexel/s
GeForce 8800 GS Mac
16 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 730
692.7 GFLOPS
GeForce 8800 GS Mac

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce GT 730  vs
8800 GS Mac 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GK117 G92
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 902 MHz 500 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GT 730 700 MHz 1 GB None

raw performance

Shading units 384 64
Texture mapping units 16 32
Render output processors 8 16
Pixel rate 7.22 GPixel/s 8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 14.43 GTexel/s 16 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 692.7 GFLOPS 160 GFLOPS


GeForce GT 730  vs
8800 GS Mac 
Memory clock speed 1,253 MHz 799 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz 1,598 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 256 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 512 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 40.1 GB/s 51.14 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 38W 105W


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