NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 vs Quadro K420

NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
NVIDIA Quadro K420

General info

Comparison of GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
4.37
 
1.34
Architecture
Fermi
 
Kepler
Code name
GF108
 
GK107
Type
Desktop
 
Workstation
Release date
18 June 2014
 
22 July 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$59.99
 
$96.67
Price now
$82
 
$124

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
96
 
192
Core_clock_speed
700 MHz
 
876 MHz
Transistor count
585 million
 
1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
49 Watt
 
41 Watt
Texture fill rate
11.2 GT / s
 
14.02 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
268.8 gflops
 
336.4 gflops

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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
145 mm
 
160 mm
Width
n/d
 
1" (2.5 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

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.
Memory type
DDR3
 
128 Bit
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
1 GB / 2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
1782 MHz
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
n/d
 
DVI-I DP
Number of simultaneous displays
n/d
 
4

Technologies

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
n/d
 
+
Mosaic
n/d
 
+
nView Desktop Management
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 730 and Quadro K420, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
12
Shader Model
n/d
 
5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.5
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

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 0.84 +115.4%
Quadro K420 0.39

Passmark

GT 730 922 +11.1%
Quadro K420 830

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

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)
1 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

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

115.4% faster (about 2 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.

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