ATI Radeon HD 3850 X2 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 730

ATI Radeon HD 3850 X2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
14.56
Architecture
TeraScale
 
Fermi
Code name
RV670
 
GF108
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
4 April 2008
 
18 June 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$349
 
$59.99
Price now
no data
 
$70

Technical specs

Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
96
Core clock speed
669 MHz
 
700 MHz
Transistor count
666 million
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
49 Watt
Texture fill rate
10.70
 
11.2 GT/s
Floating-point performance
2x 428.2 gflops
 
268.8 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730 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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
145 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730: 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
GDDR3
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1656 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
52.99 GB/s
 
25.6 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730. 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
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
 
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

ATI HD 3850 X2 3.79 +1.9%
GT 730 3.72

Passmark

ATI HD 3850 X2 822 +1.9%
GT 730 807

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
35 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
no data
 
1 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 3850 X2

1.9% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (320 vs 96)
Higher memory bandwidth (52.99 vs 25.6 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 730

Much newer (18 June 2014 vs 4 April 2008)
Cheaper ($59.99 vs $349)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (49 vs 140 watts)

So, HD 3850 X2 or GT 730?

Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Radeon HD 3850 X2 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 730. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favourite video card.
ATI Radeon HD 3850 X2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
Like
Like

User rating

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

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about Radeon HD 3850 X2 or GeForce GT 730, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.