GeForce GT 740 vs Radeon HD 6790

GeForce GT 740
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 29 May 2014
GeForce GT 740
Radeon HD 6790
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 4 Apr 2011
Radeon HD 6790

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GT 740
    149%
  • Radeon HD 6790
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 740

86 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 6790 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 49% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6790

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GT 740

HWBench recommends GeForce GT 740

The GeForce GT 740 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GT 740Radeon HD 6790
GPU NameGK107 (GK107-425-A2)vsBarts (Barts LE)
Fab Process28 nmvs40 nm
Die Size118 mm²vs255 mm²
Transistors1,270 millionvs1,700 million
Shaders384vs800
Compute Units2vs10
Core clock993 MHzvs840 MHz
ROPs16vs16
TMUs32vs40

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 740Radeon HD 6790
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1253 MHz
5012 MHz effective
vs1050 MHz
4200 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 740Radeon HD 6790
TDP64 wattsvs150 watts
Release Date29 May 2014vs4 Apr 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 740
    7.94 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 6790
    13.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 740
    31.80 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 6790
    33.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 740
    80.20 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 6790
    134.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 740
    762.60 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 6790
    1344.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GT 740
    4610
  • Radeon HD 6790
    3090

Points (higher is better)