ATI Radeon HD 3850 X2 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
Comparison of Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
2x 428.2 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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
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.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
APIs supported by Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
ATI HD 3850 X2 822 +1.9%
GT 730 807
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 3850 X2 and GeForce GT 730. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
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.
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