GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8730M vs 740M


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

PassMark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks and Compute Performance

Nvidia GeForce GT 740M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GT 740M  based on its gaming and benchmarks.

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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 2,896.17 vs 1,772.51 Around 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
Higher call of duty: modern warfare 3 framerate 39.5 fps vs 25.7 fps Around 55% higher call of duty: modern warfare 3 framerate

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

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

Radeon HD 8730M
GeForce GT 740M

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

Radeon HD 8730M
GeForce GT 740M

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 1920 x 1080 - Extra + All on + Image quality: native + 4xAA

Radeon HD 8730M
25.7 fps
GeForce GT 740M
39.5 fps


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