GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8730M vs 740M 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 8,620 vs 1,873 More than 4.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher memory clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 901 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 740M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 10,161 vs 1,370.5 Around 7.5x better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 810 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly better T-Rex score 2,936.03 vs 1,772.51 More than 65% better T-Rex score
Higher texture rate 25.9 GTexel/s vs 15.6 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly more texture mapping units 32 vs 24 8 more texture mapping units
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 734 vs 443 More than 65% better PassMark direct compute score

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

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

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

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

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

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

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

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

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

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

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

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
1,772.51
GeForce GT 740M
2,936.03

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
1,750.59
GeForce GT 740M
1,841.6

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