NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 vs Quadro K420
Comparison of GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
11.2 GT / s
14.02 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420 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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
1" (2.5 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB / 2 GB
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
25.6 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort
Number of simultaneous displays
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Pro
nView Desktop Management
APIs supported by GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GT 730 1.26 +207.3%
Quadro K420 0.41
GT 730 922 +11.2%
Quadro K420 829
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
35 Mh/s +218.2%
11 Mh/s −218.2%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Let's see how good GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
207.3% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($59.99 vs $96.67)
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K420
Somewhat newer (22 July 2014 vs 18 June 2014)
More pipelines (192 vs 96)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (41 vs 49 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
So, GT 730 or Quadro K420?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GT 730.
Be aware that GeForce GT 730 is a desktop card while Quadro K420 is a workstation one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.