GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 740 vs 820A among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

6.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 740 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 740  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 740

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 740

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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 775 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 5.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 1,581 vs 689 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly more shading units 384 vs 96 288 more shading units
Front view of GeForce 820A

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Nvidia GeForce 820A

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Lower TDP 15W vs 64W 4.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 740 vs 820A

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 740  vs 820A 

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

GeForce GT 740
80.2 GB/s
GeForce 820A
14.4 GB/s

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

GeForce GT 740
7.94 GPixel/s
GeForce 820A
3.1 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 740
31.8 GTexel/s
GeForce 820A
12.4 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 740
762.6 GFLOPS
GeForce 820A
297.6 GFLOPS

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

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