NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 – The Fastest Choice in Mainstream
Mainstream consumers usually prefer to go the most economical route when it comes to their computing needs, most specifically gamers that want just the right specs for today’s popular MOBA games and the likes. In this respect, NVIDIA immediately comes to mind as their GeForce GT line of graphics cards offer a great balance of visual performance and an affordable asking price.
NVIDIA graphics cards offer all the gaming technologies one needs in order to have a great gaming experience without burning through their budget: full DirectX 11 support, Adaptive Vsync, NVIDIA PhysX and NVIDIA FXAA all come together for a problem-free visual experience and with NVIDIA’s excellent and unrivalled driver development and support, consumers can rest assured the company is providing the best effort to maximize their products.
NVIDIA’s Adaptive Vsync technology reduces tearing and stuttering for a smooth gaming experience. This technology disables Vsync when the frame rate is low and enables it when the frame rates go higher reducing those distracting screen tears and stutters for problem-free graphics.
NVIDIA FXAA is an NVIDIA technology used to reduce those jagged edges in games. Traditional anti-aliasing takes up a lot of system resources which could slow down and affect your gaming experience. NVIDIA FXAA is a post-processing technique that creates anti-aliased edges without taxing the GPU resources.
NVIDIA PhysX is a prime technology from NVIDIA, delivering lifelike physics simulation in games that support it. This technology is an NVIDIA exclusive and as you can see from the comparison below, you’re missing out when you have NVIDIA PhysX disabled. Smoke effects, flames, water, etc. all of which are vibrantly delivered by NVIDIA graphics cards.
Introducing the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
As mentioned earlier, NVIDIA’s GeForce GT series focus on a nice balance of cost/performance and the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 delivers just that: faster and higher performance at an attractive price. This is two biggest benefits of the GT 600 series.
The NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 DDR3 model wins over a competing HD7750. That’s what NVIDIA’s technology leadership is all about. Refer to the reference graph below to see a comparative chart pitting multiple graphics card in this segment:
As we can see in the graph, both variants of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 outclass the competition in the majority of games in our chart. The GDDR5 variant dominates the charts with an average of 49% performance improvement over the HD7730 but even the DDR3 model alone sees a solid 35% average improvement over competing cards.
In a more focused testing environment, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 DDR3 model proves to be the more powerful card. Although the HD7750 features GDDR5 memory, NVIDIA’s technology compensates for that disparity. Refer to the chart below:
At a higher resolution of 1680×1050, the GT 640 gets better performance gains over the HD7730. At this resolution, lower-tier cards will have a hard time but NVIDIA’s technology once again shows why it’s the visual technology leader.
The NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 is certainly the last step in the mainstream gaming line before going into the GTX world. Anyone who is looking for balance will certainly find that the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 is powerful enough to deliver a gaming experience in the sub-80$ market. This should please anyone who has an high-definition display but only plays titles like DOTA2, League of Legends or if it’s a family PC, a couple of flash and Facebook games that are GPU-accelerated.
With the help of visual technologies like NVIDIA PhysX, Adaptive Vsync and NVIDIA FXAA, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 brings a great visual experience without hurting the budget for gamers. Complemented by the GeForce Experience application, NVIDIA GeForce users are left to enjoy their games without having to worry about detail settings. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 is definitely the best choice in the mainstream market.