NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M vs AMD Radeon HD 6650M

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Games supported 58%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 810
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 - 1800
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Radeon HD 6650M
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 900
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 53$
Games supported 58%

General info

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

Place in performance rating767780
Value for money0.110.36
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)Terascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameN14P-GV2, ...Whistler-PRO
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date1 March 2013 (9 years ago)4 January 2011 (11 years ago)
Current price$310 $53
Value for money

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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 cores384480
Core clock speed810 MHz600 MHz
Boost clock speed980 MHzno data
Number of transistors915 million716 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)45 Wattno data
Texture fill rate31.3614.40
Floating-point performance752.6 gflops576.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 740M and Radeon HD 6650M 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 sizemedium sizedmedium sized
Bus supportPCI Express 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 2.0 x16

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 typeDDR3DDR3
Maximum RAM amount2 GB1 GB
Standard memory configurationDDR3/GDDR5no data
Memory bus width64/128 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 - 1800 MHz900 MHz
Memory bandwidth14.4 GB/s25.6 GB/s
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 ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs
eDP 1.2 signal supportUp to 3840x2160no data
LVDS signal supportUp to 1920x1200no data
VGA аnalog display supportUp to 2048x1536no data
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) supportUp to 3840x2160no data
HDMI+no data
HDCP content protection+no data
7.1 channel HD audio on HDMI+no data
TrueHD and DTS-HD audio bitstreaming+no data

Technologies

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

Blu-Ray 3D Support+no data
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder+no data
Optimus+no data
3D Vision / 3DTV Play+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 API11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.0
OpenGL4.54.4
OpenCL1.11.2
Vulkan1.1.126N/A
CUDA+no data

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 740M 2.01
+3.1%
HD 6650M 1.95
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GT 740M 785
+3%
HD 6650M 762

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GT 740M 6591
+62.7%
HD 6650M 4051

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GT 740M 1848
+78.2%
HD 6650M 1037

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 740M and Radeon HD 6650M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 44 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.

Average FPS

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

900pno data19
Full HD16
−12.5%
18
+12.5%

Popular games

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−11
+0%
10−11
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Metro Exodus 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7
+133%
3−4
−133%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Battlefield 5 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
Forza Horizon 4 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4
+33.3%
3−4
−33.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Metro Exodus 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 0−1 0−1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Hitman 3 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 0−1 0−1
Cyberpunk 2077 0−1 0−1
Far Cry 5 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 0−1 0−1
Watch Dogs: Legion 1−2
+0%
1−2
+0%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 2.01 1.95
Recency 1 March 2013 4 January 2011
Memory bus width 64 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 384 480
Memory bandwidth 14.4 25.6
Chip lithography 28 nm 40 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M

and

AMD Radeon HD 6650M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce GT 740M by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 740M from AMD is Radeon 520, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Radeon HD 6650M by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 6650M's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 825M, which is faster by 3% and higher by 10 positions in our performance rating.

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