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Hello,
Which one of these graphics cards is faster in games?
Resolution is 1080p.

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They are roughly the same performance, with the GT 740 being a little faster.

There is a 2Gb DDR3 version of R7 250, which is cheaper than the 1Gb GDDR5 version that you asked about.
You will not see a difference in performance between DDR3 and GDDR5 on such low end, so the 2Gb option is better than the 1Gb.

The GT 740 is also DDR3.
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post #3 of 8
GT 740's come in both GDDR5 and DDR3 models as well.

cryp, where are you shopping that these are the only options? Neither is a great solution for 1080p.
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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post

GT 740's come in both GDDR5 and DDR3 models as well.

cryp, where are you shopping that these are the only options? Neither is a great solution for 1080p.

I'm asking for a friend, and the options are very limited.
We are talking about light games like Sims, Fifa
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Originally Posted by cryp View Post

I'm asking for a friend, and the options are very limited.
We are talking about light games like Sims, Fifa

Even with games like that, max settings won't be playable. Those GPUs should be OK with medium-low settings on 1080p.
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From Which online store you can buy?
post #7 of 8
Consider buying a used mid tier card for around the same price. The Nvidia 650 ti boost is a good performer for around $65. Also look at the 7850 or 7870 if you can find them in that price range.

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post #8 of 8
The price difference between Gt740 and 750 is minimal and the performance difference is big. If possible get the 750ti 2gb model. Its the bare minimum for 1080p if you want to play latest AAA games and not turn down settings to low. Too many unoptimized PC ports mean you need more graphics power than normal just to achieve playable framerates.
    
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