ATI Radeon HD 4890 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 740
Comparison of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740 architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740'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 4890 and GeForce GT 740'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
34.0 GTexel / s
31.78 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740 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 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740: 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
124.8 GB / s
80.19 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
APIs supported by Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
ATI HD 4890 1.69
GT 740 1.71 +1.2%
ATI HD 4890 1543
GT 740 1567 +1.6%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4890
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (800 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (124.8 vs 80.19 GB/s)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 740
1.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (29 May 2014 vs 2 April 2009)
Cheaper ($89 vs $249)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (64 vs 190 watts)
So, HD 4890 or GT 740?
Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Radeon HD 4890 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 740. The differences in performance seem too small.
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