GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 470 vs 730 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

6.2

Overall Score

Winner
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470 

GPUBoss recommends the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 470

Reasons to consider the
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470

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Significantly better PassMark score 3,607 vs 922 Around 4x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 133.9 GB/s vs 40.1 GB/s More than 3.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more render output processors 40 vs 8 32 more render output processors
Much wider memory bus 320 bit vs 64 bit 5x wider memory bus
Better floating-point performance 1,254 GFLOPS vs 692.7 GFLOPS More than 80% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 19.6 GPixel/s vs 7.22 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 39.2 GTexel/s vs 14.43 GTexel/s Around 2.8x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 56 vs 16 40 more texture mapping units
Better fire strike factor score 24.71 vs 11.11 Around 2.2x better fire strike factor score
Better manhattan score 3,706.15 vs 492.76 More than 7.5x better manhattan score
Better face detection score 27.93 mPixels/s vs 10.87 mPixels/s More than 2.5x better face detection score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,340 vs 640 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GT 730

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 730

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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 3,348 MHz Around 50% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much higher bioshock infinite framerate 99 vs 32.8 More than 3x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 837 MHz Around 50% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 38W vs 215W 5.7x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 470 vs GT 730

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
96.66 mHash/s
GeForce GT 730
36.92 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 470
27.93 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
10.87 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Battlefield 3

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