GeForce GT 740: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce GT 740 provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.84% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 740 sales 29 May 2014 at a recommended price of $89 . This is a Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 80.19 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 145 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 64 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce GT 740: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking668
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation0.19
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameGK107
Market segmentDesktop
Release date29 May 2014 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$89

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce GT 740's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 740's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed993 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,270 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)64 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate31.78of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance762.6 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GT 740 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length145 mm
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 740: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5012 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth80.19 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 740. 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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
HDMI+

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce GT 740, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.1.126
CUDA3.0

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GT 740. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 740 3.84

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

GT 740 1483

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GT 740 1950

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 740 4348

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: 6%

GT 740 4199

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: 4%

GT 740 3273

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 740 10

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GT 740 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.

Closest competitors

GeForce GT 740's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


GeForce GT 740 100
Radeon 550X 96.35
Oland 95.57

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GT 740 is Radeon HD 4890, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 740:

GeForce GT 740 100
Radeon 550X 96.35
Oland 95.57
Radeon 540 92.97

Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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Community ratings

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