NVIDIA GeForce GT 740: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 740
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 993 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5012 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2014
Performance 5.67


NVIDIA started GeForce GT 740 sales 29 May 2014 at a recommended price of $89. This is Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GT 740's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating539
Value for money1.84
GPU code nameGK107
Market segmentDesktop
Release date29 May 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$89
Price now$168 (1.9x MSRP)of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce GT 740'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 740's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed993 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors1,270 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)64 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate31.78of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance762.6 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 740's 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length145 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 740: 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5012 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth80.19 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 740. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GT 740. 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 740 5.67
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

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 740 1950

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.

GT 740 1511

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.

GT 740 10

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 740. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 25 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

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.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 740 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GT 740's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 4890, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

ATI Radeon HD 4890 Radeon HD 4890

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 740:

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740 100

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Radeon E8860 Radeon E8860
AMD Radeon HD 7750 Radeon HD 7750
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon R9 M360 Radeon R9 M360
AMD Radeon R9 M270X Radeon R9 M270X
AMD Radeon HD 7730 Radeon HD 7730

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics card, as well as rate it yourself.

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