Nvidia launched 2 new Graphics cards on June 30, 2014, GT730 and GT 740 for the mainstream buyers. The cards will replace the old GT 630 and GT 640 and also will impact the GT 650 sales somewhat.
Nvidia GT 730 and GT 740 – Budget Graphics Cards Launched
None of the major online retailers has started stocking the newly launched cards yet; they are not available on Flipkart, Amazon, or Snapdeal.
Nvidia GT 740 & Nvidia GT 730
ASUS Nvidia GT 740
ASUS Nvidia GT 740
The price for GeForce GT 740, it is priced at Rs. 7,199 onwards(yet to see what the prices will be once launched by online retailers), and the GeForce GT 730 is priced at Rs. 4,990 onwards. Both of the graphics cards have multimedia features, supporting things like 3D Vision, multi-monitor gaming, and 4K support. Zotac India has listed the same with the model details on their website.
The cards have 2 versions and the version with GDDR5 is much better and faster and I would recommend going ahead with the GDDR5 version only though it has lower memory – 1GB compared to the DDR3 version with 2Gb.
The cards were launched in the US for 89$ and 75$ are cheaper by the Indian Launch Price of both the cards by 35% and 11% respectively while considering dollar exchange rate @ Rs. 60 for 1 dollar.
The specifications are listed below for both the DDR3 and DDR5 versions. There is a Fermi architecture-based GT 730 also which may not be a worthy purchase.
Zotac Nvidia GT 740
Nvidia Zotac Gt 730
Nvidia GT 740 & GT 730 Cards Specifications
|Specifications||GT 740 (GDDR5)||GT 740 (DDR3)||GT 730 (GDDR5)||GT 730 (DDR3)|
|Memory Clock||5GHz GDDR5||1.8GHz DDR3||5GHz GDDR5||1.8GHz DDR3|
|Memory Bus Width||128-bit||128-bit||64-bit||64-bit|
|Manufacturing Process||TSMC 28nm||TSMC 28nm||TSMC 28nm||TSMC 28nm|
|Launch Price India Rs||7199||7199||4990||4990|
|Dollar Price – US||89$||89$||75$||75$|
|Equivalent Indian Price||5340||5340||4500||4500|
|% Mark Up in India||35%||35%||11%||11%|