Radeon HD 8740 

Released January, 2013
  • 900 MHz
  • 2 GB GDDR5

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8740

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

Radeon HD 8740
72 GB/s
GeForce GTX 285
159 GB/s
GeForce GTX 460
115.2 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 8740
14.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 285
20.74 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 460
9.45 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 8740
28.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 285
51.84 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 460
37.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8740
921.6 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 285
708.5 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 460
907.2 GFLOPS

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

Radeon HD 8740

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

Radeon HD 8740

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Cape Verde PRO
Market Desktop
Clock speed 900 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 512
Texture mapping units 32
Render output processors 16
Compute units 8
Pixel rate 14.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 28.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 921.6 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,125 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,500 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 72 GB/s

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