GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 745M vs 740M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

5.8

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 745M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 745M  based on its gaming and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 745M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 745M

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 13,462.5 vs 1,873 Around 7.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz vs 1,802 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 64 GB/s vs 28.83 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 7,615 vs 5,459 Around 40% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better manhattan score 3,719.58 vs 2,901.63 Around 30% better manhattan score
Significantly higher diablo III framerate 58.94 fps vs 46.2 fps Around 30% higher diablo III framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 901 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 981 vs 723 More than 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly higher thief framerate 9.5 vs 6.6 Around 45% higher thief framerate
Front view of GeForce GT 740M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 10,161 vs 2,249 More than 4.5x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher clock speed 810 MHz vs 549 MHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Better particle simulation score 158.65 mInteraction/s vs 45.47 mInteraction/s Around 3.5x better particle simulation score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 745M vs 740M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 745M
19.32 mHash/s
GeForce GT 740M
44.7 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 745M
10.71 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 740M
9.37 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 745M
3,719.58
GeForce GT 740M
2,901.63

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Comments

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The GK208 variant of the GT 740M is crippled by a 64-bit bus width. The 745M is guaranteed to be 128-bit.
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