We’re back once again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap, this time for June of 2014. June has been another quiet month from a product standpoint. There were no new product launches from AMD nor NVIDIA in the more exciting over-$100 market, however NVIDIA did quietly launch the GT 740 and GT 730 for the sub-$100 market. NVIDIA New Video Cards (June 2014) GT 740 (GDDR5) GT 740 (DDR3) GT 730 (GDDR5) GT 730 (DDR3) GT 730 (Fermi) CUDA Cores 384 384 384 384 96 Texture Units 32 32 32 32 16 ROPs 16 16 8 8 4 Core Clock 993MHz 993MHz 902MHz 902MHz 700MHz Boost Clock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Memory Clock 5GHz GDDR5 1.8GHz DDR3 5GHz GDDR5 1.8GHz DDR3 1.8GHz DDR3 Memory Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit 64-bit 64-bit 128-bit VRAM 1GB 2GB 1GB 2GB 1GB FP64 1/24 1/24 1/24 1/24 1/12 TDP 64W 64W 23W 38W 49W Transistor Count 1.3B 1.3B N/A N/A N/A Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm Architecture Kepler Kepler Kepler Kepler Fermi GPU GK107 GK107 GK208 GK208 GF117 Launch Date 06/01/14 06/01/14 06/01/14 06/01/14 06/01/14 Launch Price ~$89 ~$89 ~$75 ~$75 ~$75 The GeForce GT 740 is for all practical purposes a rebadge of the GTX 650 with a lower retail price of $89. NVIDIA’s official specifications call...
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