NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 740M sales 1 March 2013. This is Kepler architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 64/128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 14.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 45 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.95 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.36
 
Architecture
Kepler
 
GPU code name
N14P-GV2, ...
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Launch date
1 March 2013 (8 years ago)
 
Price now
$310
 
of 10780 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores
384
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
810 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
980 MHz
 
Number of transistors
915 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
45 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
31.36
 
Floating-point performance
752.6 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 740M's 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
 
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 740M: 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
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
Standard memory configuration
DDR3/GDDR5
 
Memory bus width
64/128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1600 - 1800 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 740M. 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 Connectors
No outputs
 
eDP 1.2 signal support
Up to 3840x2160
 
LVDS signal support
Up to 1920x1200
 
VGA аnalog display support
Up to 2048x1536
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Up to 3840x2160
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP content protection
+
 
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI
+
 
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 740M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Blu-Ray 3D Support
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
+
 

API support

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

DirectX
12 API
 
Shader Model
5.1
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GT 740M. 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.

2.95

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.

7403

3DMark Fire Strike Score

1061

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.

1151

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.

1848

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

6591

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.

14

Passmark

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.

782

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.

10

Mining hashrates

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

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
44 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GT 740M 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.

This video card matches 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:

1080p
 
16
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 740M from AMD is Radeon R8 M445DX, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 740M:

Similar GPUs

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

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