GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8730M 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

6.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 740 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 740  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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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Radeon HD 8730M vs the Nvidia GeForce GT 740.

Front view of GeForce GT 740

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Nvidia GeForce GT 740

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Significantly higher clock speed 993 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz vs 2,000 MHz More than 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s vs 32 GB/s More than 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8730M vs GeForce GT 740

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
6.51 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 740
16.37 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
289.46 frames/s
GeForce GT 740
314.12 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
150.76 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 740
134.73 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
1.31 frames/s
GeForce GT 740
1.03 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
18.75 frames/s
GeForce GT 740
17.31 frames/s

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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