|Interface||PCI Express 3.0|
|GPU||GeForce GT 740 Superclocked|
|Effective Memory Clock||1334MHz|
|DirectX||DirectX 12 (feature level 11_0)|
|HDMI||1 x mini HDMI|
|DVI||1 x DVI-D
1 x DVI-I
|3D VISION Game Ready||Yes|
|System Requirements||400 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 20 Amp on the +12 volt rail.|
|Features||NVIDIA PhysX technology
NVIDIA SMX Engine
NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
Microsoft DirectX 12 API (feature level 11_0) Support
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
NVIDIA CUDA Technology
PCI Express 3.0 Support
OpenGL 4.4 Support
NVIDIA FXAA Technology
NVIDIA TXAA Technology
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
|Card Dimensions (L x H)||6.0" x 4.4"|
|Slot Width||Single Slot|
Performs very well and is not overly noisy. As an entry level card into the enthusiast range of graphics cards, I don't see how one could go wrong with this.
I was a little nervous about buying this card, since I started building my own systems I've always used cards with a fanless cooler, as one of my "things" is having my system as quiet as possible, which has, of course, limited me on the performance of the card. Luckily I'm not a gamer; I'm using my system for general computing, Photoshop, streaming/watching discs, but wanted to improve the graphics performance over my silent Asus card.
I've just upgraded/rebuilt my system in an NZXT H440 , and it's SO quiet the only things I can hear are the spinners when they're seeking, so, again, I was hesitant to buy a card with a fan... I needn't have worried. The card installed under Win7 Pro without any problems, either with the hardware or the drivers, and it can't be heard!
To give the card a bit of a work-out I transcoded an mkv file with MediaEspresso, which fully supports hardware acceleration so will use the cards CUDA cores. The conversion took just over 30 minutes; using Handbrake, which does NOT support hardware acceleration, the same mkv file took about 2hrs to convert, maxing out my Quad Core i7 the whole time! For what it's worth, the card also returns a Windows Experience score of 7.3, and runs in my Ubuntu v14.04 LTS VM without any problems.
The card runs cool and quiet, it takes up two slots but it's not a "brick" that needs additional support, it does need to be powered from your PSU, and includes a 6 Pin/Double Molex adapter. For what I do, and for less than $300, I would recommend this card.