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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 compare 768 @ 0.98 GHz2x 128 Bit @ 5400 MHz
GeForce GT 750M SLI compare 768 @ 0.97 GHz2x 128 Bit @ 2000 - 5000 MHz
GeForce GT 755M compare 384 @ 0.98 GHz128 Bit @ 5400 MHz
GeForce GT 750M compare 384 @ 0.97 GHz128 Bit @ 2000 - 5000 MHz
GeForce GT 745M compare 384 @ 0.84 GHz128 Bit @ 1800 MHz
GeForce GT 740M compare 384 @ 0.81 - 0.98 GHz64/128 Bit @ 1600 - 1800 MHz
GeForce GT 735M 384 @ 0.58 - 0.89 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
GeForce GT 730M compare 384 @ 0.73 GHz64/128 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
GeForce GT 720M compare 96 @ 0.63 - 0.94 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 - 2000 MHz
CodenameN14M-LP
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines384 - unified
Core Speed575 - 889 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed1800 - 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

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.3 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 6496     avg: 6778     median: 6757 (3%)     max: 7101 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 926     avg: 958     median: 933.5 (2%)     max: 1037 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1018     avg: 1053     median: 1023.5 (2%)     max: 1145 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 19737     avg: 46459     median: 51777 (7%)     max: 62544 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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..
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.
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..
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.
low 1024x768
27.2 29 ~ 28 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
18.8 21 ~ 20 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
12.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
61.4 63.1 64.6 65.4 ~ 64 fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
32.6 33.4 35.2 35.6 ~ 34 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
27 27.9 29.2 29.9 ~ 29 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
8.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.