NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 625
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800 - 2000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2013
Performance 1.57

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 720M sales 1 April 2013. This is Fermi architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 33 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

1.57%

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

General info

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

Place in performance rating917
Place by popularity87
Value for money0.03
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameN14M-GE
Market segmentLaptop
Release date1 April 2013 (9 years ago)
Current price$499 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GT 720M'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 720M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores96of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed625 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed938 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors915 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)33 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate12.13of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance240.0 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 720M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizemedium sized
Bus supportPCI Express 2.0
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x8

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 720M: 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
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Standard memory configurationDDR3
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1800 - 2000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth12.8 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 720M. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs
eDP 1.2 signal supportUp to 2560x1600
LVDS signal supportUp to 1920x1200
VGA аnalog display supportUp to 2048x1536
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) supportUp to 2560x1600
HDMI+
HDCP content protection+
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI+
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming+

Technologies

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

Blu-Ray 3D Support+
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder+
Optimus+

API support

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

DirectX12 API
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GT 720M. 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 720M 1.57
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GT 720M 463

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GT 720M 1213

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GT 720M 4585

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GT 720M 5426

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GT 720M 779

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 720M 822

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 720M 2056

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GT 720M 59694

Unigine Heaven 3.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GT 720M 12

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 720M 6

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 23 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GT 720M 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

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD14

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Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 5
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 2−3
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 2−3
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 720M from AMD is Radeon HD 7550M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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