GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6730M vs 740 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

6.8

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 6730M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6730M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6730M

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More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Lower TDP 35W vs 64W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 740

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Nvidia GeForce GT 740

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Higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 3.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 25.6 GB/s Around 3.2x higher memory bandwidth
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 6730M  vs GeForce GT 740 

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

Radeon HD 6730M
25.6 GB/s
GeForce GT 740
80.2 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 6730M
5.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 740
7.94 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 6730M
17.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 740
31.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6730M
696 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 740
762.6 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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon HD 6730M  vs
GeForce GT 740 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Whistler GK117
Market Laptop Desktop
Clock speed 725 MHz 993 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card AMD Radeon HD 6730M 725 MHz 1 GB None

raw performance

Shading units 480 384
Texture mapping units 24 32
Render output processors 8 16
Pixel rate 5.8 GPixel/s 7.94 GPixel/s
Texture rate 17.4 GTexel/s 31.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 696 GFLOPS 762.6 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 6730M  vs
GeForce GT 740 
Memory clock speed 800 MHz 1,253 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz 5,012 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 25.6 GB/s 80.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 35W 64W

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