NVIDIA GeForce GT 720: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GT 720

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 720 sales 29 September 2014 at a recommended price of $49. This is Kepler 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 145 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 19 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.17 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GT 720's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.91
 
Architecture
Kepler 2.0
 
GPU code name
GK208B
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Release date
29 September 2014 (6 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$49
 
Price now
$92 (1.9x MSRP)
 
of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)

Technical specs

GeForce GT 720's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 720's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
192
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
797 MHz
 
Number of transistors
915 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
19 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
12.75
 
Floating-point performance
306.0 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 720's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x8
 
Length
145 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 720: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 720. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 720, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
CUDA
3.5
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GT 720. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

2.17

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

730

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

586

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

8

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 720. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
17 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GT 720 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 69% minimum and 59% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%
Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 720 from AMD is Radeon R5 A240, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 720:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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