NVIDIA GeForce GT 740A vs AMD Radeon R8 M535DX

General info

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

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Value for money (0-100)
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Kepler 2.0
GCN 3.0
GPU code name
Market segment
Launch date
26 August 2013 (7 years ago)
18 April 2017 (3 years ago)
Price now
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
Core clock speed
980 MHz
780 MHz
Boost clock
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891 MHz
Transistor count
915 million
1,550 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
33 Watt
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Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
752.6 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 3.0 x8


Parameters of memory installed: 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
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
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Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
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Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
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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. 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
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

12 (11_0)
12 (12_0)
Shader Model

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 740A 0.64 +1.6%
R8 M535DX 0.63


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 740A 707 +1.3%
R8 M535DX 698

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 740A

1.6% better performance in benchmarks

More pipelines (384 vs 320)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R8 M535DX

Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 26 August 2013)

So, GT 740A or R8 M535DX?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 740A and AMD Radeon R8 M535DX. 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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NVIDIA GeForce GT 740A
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