NVIDIA GeForce GT 730: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 700 MHz
  • Max video memory 2048
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2014
Performance 2.10

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 730 sales 18 June 2014 at a recommended price of $59.99. This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 145 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 49 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

2.10%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GT 730: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating754
Place by popularity25
Value for money0.17
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF108
Market segmentDesktop
Release date18 June 2014 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$59.99
Current price$77 (1.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GT 730'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 730's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores96of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed700 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors585 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)49 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate11.2 GT/sof 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)
Floating-point performance268.8 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 730's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length145 mm
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 730: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeDDR3
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1800 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 730. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 730, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA2.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GT 730. 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 730 2.10
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • 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 730 822

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 730 1170

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 730 2985

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 730 3340

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 730 2682

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 730 10

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 730. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 35 Mh/s  
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 1 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GT 730 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 730 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 730 from AMD is Radeon HD 3850 X2, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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