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

6.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 740M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 740M  based on its gaming, 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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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
Slightly better ocean surface simulation score 289.46 frames/s vs 156.15 frames/s More than 85% better ocean surface simulation score
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
Much better T-Rex score 3,334 vs 1,772.51 Around 90% better T-Rex score
Higher texture rate 25.92 GTexel/s vs 16.8 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors

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
9.35 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

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

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
150.76 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 740M
158.65 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
16.02 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8730M
1,750.59
GeForce GT 740M
3,683.93

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