NVIDIA GeForce 840A vs AMD Radeon HD 7730

Price now 229$
Games supported 60%
AMD Radeon HD 7730
Radeon HD 7730
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 800 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce 840A
NVIDIA GeForce 840A
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x8
  • Core clock speed 1029 MHz
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 2002 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 58%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating653669
Value for money0.21no data
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)Maxwell (2014−2018)
GPU code nameCape VerdeGM108
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date1 May 2013 (9 years old)17 March 2014 (9 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$59 no data
Current price$229 (3.9x MSRP)no data
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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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 cores384384
Core clock speed800 MHz1029 MHz
Boost clock speedno data1124 MHz
Number of transistors1,500 millionno data
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)47 Watt33 Watt
Texture fill rate19.2017.98
Floating-point performance614.4 gflops863.2 gflops

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x8
Length168 mmno data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5DDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GB2 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed4500 MHz2002 MHz
Memory bandwidth72 GB/s16.02 GB/s

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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPortNo outputs
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_1)12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.1
CUDAno data5.0

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.

HD 7730 3.10
GeForce 840A 2.98
  • Passmark


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: 24%

HD 7730 1225
GeForce 840A 1179

Radeon HD 7730 outperforms GeForce 840A by 4% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 3.10 2.98
Recency 1 May 2013 17 March 2014
Memory bus width 128 64
Memory bandwidth 72 16.02
Thermal design power (TDP) 47 Watt 33 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon HD 7730
Radeon HD 7730


NVIDIA GeForce 840A
GeForce 840A

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of Radeon HD 7730 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7730 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 260, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 GeForce GTX 260

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Competitors of GeForce 840A by AMD

According to our data, the closest equivalent to GeForce 840A by AMD is Hainan, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

AMD Hainan Hainan

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