NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M vs Intel UHD Graphics 610

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.12
 
0.20
Architecture
Kepler
 
Gen. 9 Kaby Lake
GPU code name
GK107
 
Kaby Lake GT1
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 January 2013 (8 years ago)
 
1 January 2019 (2 years ago)
Price now
$1000
 
$601

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
384
 
12
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
300 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
950 MHz
Number of transistors
1,270 million
 
189 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
33 Watt
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
23.20
 
12.60
Floating-point performance
552.2 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 730M and UHD Graphics 610 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 size
medium sized
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x1

Memory

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

Memory type
DDR3
 
DDR3/DDR4
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
no data
Memory bus width
64/128 Bit
 
64/128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 - 2000 MHz
 
no data
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB/s
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus
+
 
-
Quick Sync
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.1
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
1.1.103
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 730M 3.11 +2%
UHD Graphics 610 3.05

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.

GT 730M 7152 +39.2%
UHD Graphics 610 5139

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GT 730M 1001 +67.7%
UHD Graphics 610 597

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.

GT 730M 1061 +67.4%
UHD Graphics 610 634

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.

GT 730M 1722 +88.2%
UHD Graphics 610 915

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.

GT 730M 14 +40%
UHD Graphics 610 10

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.

GT 730M 86656 +108.7%
UHD Graphics 610 41521

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 730M and UHD Graphics 610. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
31 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 72% minimum and 61% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
72%
Recommended
61%
Minimum
72%
Recommended
61%

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

 
GT 730M
UHD Graphics 610
1080p
 
22 +83.3%
12 −83.3%

Competitors of GeForce GT 730M from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 730M from AMD is Radeon R7 (Kaveri), which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 730M:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M

2% higher performance in benchmarks

More pipelines (384 vs 12)

Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Advantages of Intel UHD Graphics 610

Much newer (1 January 2019 vs 1 January 2013)

Cheaper ($601 vs $1000)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (15W vs 33W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M and Intel UHD Graphics 610. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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