GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8490 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

5.6

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 730 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 730  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8490

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8490

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Slightly better T-Rex score 1,776.24 vs 591.35 More than 3x better T-Rex score
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 1,800 MHz More than 2.8x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 40.1 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Better sky diver factor score 102.34 vs 36.55 More than 2.8x better sky diver factor score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 384 vs 160 224 more shading units
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 640 vs 237 Around 2.8x better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8490 vs GeForce GT 730

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8490
13.08 mHash/s
GeForce GT 730
36.92 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8490
2.02 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
10.87 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8490
126.59 frames/s
GeForce GT 730
198.18 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8490
1,776.24

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8490
1,074.06

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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