GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8730M vs 840M among Laptop 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
Nvidia GeForce 840M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce 840M  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8730M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8730M

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Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce 840M

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Nvidia GeForce 840M

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,029 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 60% higher clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 3,359.62 vs 3,346.51 Almost the same
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,124 MHz vs 700 MHz More than 60% higher turbo clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 2,338 vs 1,370.5 More than 70% better 3DMark06 score
Slightly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 10,332 vs 8,620 Around 20% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Slightly better particle simulation score 184.99 mInteraction/s vs 150.76 mInteraction/s Around 25% better particle simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 726 vs 443 Around 65% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8730M vs GeForce 840M

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
6.51 mPixels/s
GeForce 840M
22.54 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
289.46 frames/s
GeForce 840M
159.36 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
150.76 mInteraction/s
GeForce 840M
184.99 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
1.31 frames/s
GeForce 840M
1.23 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
18.75 frames/s
GeForce 840M
21.01 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
3,346.51
GeForce 840M
3,359.62

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
3,712.14
GeForce 840M
1,855.62

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