NVIDIA GeForce GT 720: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 797
  • Max video memory 1024 MB or 2048 MB
  • Memory type DDR3 / GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1.8 Gbps or 5.0 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2014
Performance 2.07


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 or 1 GB of DDR3 / GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.8 GBps or 5.0 GB/s are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 14.4 (DDR3) or 40 (GDDR5).

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-width card attached via PCIe 2.0 x8 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 5.7" (14.5 cm). No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 19 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating841
Value for money0.04
ArchitectureKepler 2.0 (2013−2015)
GPU code nameGK208B
Market segmentDesktop
Release date29 September 2014 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$49
Current price$395 (8.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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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 cores192of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores192
Core clock speed797 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors915 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)19 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature98 °C
Texture fill rate12.75of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance306.0 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).

Bus supportPCI Express 2.0
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x8
Length5.7" (14.5 cm)
Height2.713" (6.9 cm)
Supplementary power connectorsNone


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 typeDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GB or 1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1.8 GBps or 5.0 GB/sof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth14.4 (DDR3) or 40 (GDDR5)of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 ConnectorsDual Link DVI-DHDMIVGA
Multi monitor support3 displays
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIInternal


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 720. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray+
3D Gaming+
3D Vision+

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

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.

GT 720 2.07
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • Octane Render OctaneBench


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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GT 720 611

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GT 720 730

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GT 720 2372

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GT 720 1694

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GT 720 1514

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.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GT 720 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.

Average FPS

Popular games

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 720 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 720 from AMD is Radeon HD 7570, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon HD 7570 Radeon HD 7570

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.

AMD Radeon HD 7570 Radeon HD 7570
Intel HD Graphics P4600 HD Graphics P4600
NVIDIA GeForce 810A GeForce 810A
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720A GeForce GT 720A
NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M GeForce GT 820M
AMD Radeon R5 A240 Radeon R5 A240

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GT 720 according to our statistics.

User rating

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