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NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M

NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M

The NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M is a DirectX 11 graphics card of the middle class, which has been presented in spring 2013. It is based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28-nanometer process. The GK208 chip (384 shaders) is clocked at up to 889 MHz plus boost and has a 64 bit memory interface (DDR3). Despite the nominally higher classification, the GT 735M is therefore slower than the 128-bit version of the GT 730M.

Architecture

The GK208 is a slightly revised version of the previously Kepler chip GK107. Although both have the same number of shader units (384 ALUs), the memory interface has been cut down from 128 to 64 bits.

The GK208 supports PCIe 3.0 as well as GPU Boost 2.0. This feature can automatically overclock the card if the laptop cooling system allows it. GPU Boost 2.0 is available on any notebook with a graphics card of the 700M series.

Performance

Depending on the clock rate, the performance of the GT 735M is somewhere between the GT 640M LE and the GT 640M. In particular, the narrow memory interface limits the performance significantly. Current games (as of 2013) can thus be played fluently only in low or medium settings. In older titles, there are also reserves for higher quality levels.

Features

The feature set includes support for up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840x2160 pixels can now be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a if available. HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) (also integrated in the GK107 core) offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Another feature is the inclusion of a dedicated video encoding engine similar to Intel QuickSync that can be accessed via the NVENCI API.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GT 735M should be similar to the old GT 640M LE (about 20 W), as Nvidia describes the card as a "low power" model. As a result, the GPU is best suited for notebooks 13-14 inches in size or greater.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GT 700M Series

GeForce GT 755M SLI

768 @ 980 MHz128 Bit @ 5400 MHz

GeForce GT 750M SLI

768 @ 967 MHz128 Bit @ 2000 - 5000 MHz

GeForce GT 755M

384 @ 980 MHz128 Bit @ 5400 MHz

GeForce GT 750M

384 @ 967 MHz128 Bit @ 2000 - 5000 MHz

GeForce GT 745M

384 @ 837 MHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz

GeForce GT 740M

384 @ 810 - 980 (Boost) MHz64/128 Bit @ 1600 - 1800 MHz
GeForce GT 735M 384 @ 575 - 889 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz

GeForce GT 730M

384 @ 725 MHz64/128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz

GeForce GT 720M

96 @ 625 - 938 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
CodenameN14M-LP
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed *575 - 889 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed *1800 - 2000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, GPU Boost 2.0, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Date of Announcement01.04.2013
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 99.6      avg: 99.6 (100%)     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.6 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 48.82      avg: 49.2 (37%)     median: 49.2 (37%)     max: 49.65 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1018      avg: 1052.5 (9%)     median: 1023.5 (9%)     max: 1145 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 6496      avg: 6777.8 (9%)     median: 6757 (9%)     max: 7101 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 19737      avg: 46458.8 (6%)     median: 51777 (7%)     max: 62544 Points
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala Scene, OpenCL GPUs-only
0% 100%
min: 255      avg: 255 (10%)     median: 255 (10%)     max: 255 Samples/s
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1670      avg: 1703.3 (11%)     median: 1713 (11%)     max: 1717 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1762      avg: 1790 (14%)     median: 1791 (14%)     max: 1816 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4999      avg: 5058 (11%)     median: 5058 (11%)     max: 5117 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5666      avg: 5687.5 (15%)     median: 5687.5 (15%)     max: 5709 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 8130      avg: 8527 (28%)     median: 8527 (28%)     max: 8924 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16640      avg: 16640 (45%)     median: 16640 (45%)     max: 16640 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6423      avg: 7648.3 (29%)     median: 8043 (31%)     max: 8479 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 33.47      avg: 35.1 (32%)     median: 34.9 (32%)     max: 37.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6130      avg: 6185.7 (51%)     median: 6155 (51%)     max: 6272 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
52.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
25.1  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
20.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
25.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
11.9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
X-Plane 10.25
low 1024x768
73.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
33.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Need for Speed: Rivals
low 1024x768
29.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
27.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
low 1024x768
53.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
29.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
18.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
48.4  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
33  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
23.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Batman: Arkham Origins
low 1024x768
75  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
44  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
93  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
75  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
64  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
high 1366x768
108.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
60.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
41.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
33.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
42.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
35.6  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
14.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low 1024x768
37.9  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
33.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
21.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
low 1024x768
45.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
32.7  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
15.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
83.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
51.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Company of Heroes 2
low 1024x768
25.2 26.1 ~ 26 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
17.7 20 ~ 19 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
med. 1366x768
58.8 62.4 ~ 61 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
42.9 46.2 ~ 45 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.5 13.1 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Metro: Last Light
low 1024x768
27.2 29 ~ 28 fps      Compare