ATI Radeon HD 4890 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 740

ATI Radeon HD 4890
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
2.47
Architecture
TeraScale
 
Kepler
Code name
RV790
 
GK107
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
2 April 2009
 
29 May 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$249
 
$89
Price now
n/d
 
$95

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
800
 
384
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
993 MHz
Transistor count
959 million
 
1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
190 Watt
 
64 Watt
Texture fill rate
34.0 GTexel / s
 
31.78 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,360.0 gflops
 
762.6 gflops

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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
145 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
3900 MHz
 
5012 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.1 (10_1)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

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%

Passmark

ATI HD 4890 1543
GT 740 1567 +1.6%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GT 740. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
25 Mh/s

Gaming performance

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?

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