GeForce GT 740A 

Released August, 2013
  • 980 MHz
  • 2 GB DDR3

The A8-4500M takes a pretty major chunk out of the GPU (one third of the GPU cores are gone along with a slight drop in maximum clock speed) while maintaining roughly 80% of the CPU performance, so it can fit into slightly cheaper laptops but will likely drop gaming performance from “moderate” to “light.
by Jarred-Walton (May, 2012)
The Radeon R9 295X2 is a great GPU, don't get me wrong, but if I had to choose between two faster GPUs than a dual-GPU offering, I would nearly always choose the dual-GPU setup.
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Features Key features of the GeForce GT 740A

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GT 740A
14.4 GB/s
GeForce GT 730A
28.8 GB/s
GeForce GT 745A
28.8 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GT 740A
7.84 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 730A
5.75 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 745A
6.7 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GT 740A
15.68 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 745A
26.78 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 730A
14.38 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 740A
752.6 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 730A
552.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 745A
642.8 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

GeForce GT 740A
384

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

GeForce GT 740A
16

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If it's for both the GPU and display, I would still wait.
If you can wait it out, I would really suggest you do as it's not only going to be great when it comes to new GPUs - but the older video cards should drop in price, too.
My current system is a 2500k and GTX 670, so the upgrade bug is biting hard, but i can also wait, as the Rift and the HTC Vibe wont really be widely available until the Summer.
On the other hand, if you needed to (or anyone else reading this) buy something now, then the price drop on the R9 Nano has been a great thing, and good timing.
Next-gen GPUs won't be here for at least 3-4 more months, and they will be expensive.
I would be happy with recommending the GTX 980 for 4K gaming, but I would recommend pushing the details down a little.
That’s simple, with the program running and the realtime graph disabled (it polls NvAPI constantly adding noise to the mass of API calls).
What it contains is a full account of the process of creating an overclocking tool beyond the constraints of common utilities such as MSI Afterburner.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GK208
Market Laptop
Clock speed 980 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 384
Texture mapping units 16
Render output processors 8
Pixel rate 7.84 GPixel/s
Texture rate 15.68 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 752.6 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory bandwidth 14.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 33W
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