GeForce GT 720 is an entry-level dedicated graphics chip that offers notably better performance than most integrated graphics cards. Colorful used NVidia’s one of the most power efficient graphics processor GT 720 and transformed it into an affordable package. The graphics card is meant to replace integrated graphics solutions for better gaming and multimedia performance. The GDDR5 memory means better performance compared to other DDR3 cards in the same price range.
GT 720 offers significantly better performance than most integrated cards, with up to 8 times faster photo editing, 5 times faster video editing and up to 70 percent increase in gaming performance. Stability, reliability and power efficiency have always been NVidia’s key strengths. GT 720 features NVidia PureVideo HD Technology for true-to-life videos and stunning picture clarity, while TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio Bitstreaming transforms ordinary sound into lossless multi-channel sound. Colorful GT 720 with hyper-speed GDDR5 memory also supports NVidia PhysX Technology and Anti-Aliasing Mode, which results in incredible graphic details. The card is also NVidia 3D Vision Ready for next-gen fully immersive 3D experience.
Gaming and Multimedia Performance
Supporting fast GDDR5 memory, GT 720 does offer a lot in terms of multimedia performance, but is not meant for serious gaming. It’s ideal for media center configurations or PCs that have crippled integrated graphics not even able to handle even the older games. However, it does not mean that you won’t be able to play modern games at all, but you have to compromise on resolution and graphics details.
Considering the price, the graphics card offers excellent value for the money and is ideal for casual gamers who want to try out a few games and enjoy Full HD + media content. GT 720 is NVidia’s low-cost solution for PCs with integrated graphics and very limited multimedia capabilities. The card also consumes very little power and can be installed in systems with power supply as low as 300 Watts. Many other manufacturers producing the same graphics card ship it without a fan, but Colorful has included one, which is better for optimal cooling and a more stable operation. The graphics card is particularly good for watching high-quality videos and sharing your content to big screens without losing on quality.
|Interface/ Bus Support||PCI Express 2.0|
|Memory Interface Width||64-bit|
|Base clock||797 Mhz|
|Memory Clock||5 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||: 40 GB/sec|
|Supported technologies||CUDA, DirectX 12, PhysX, FXAA, Adaptive VSync, 3D Vision|
|VGA resolution||3840×2160 (Max)|
|Digital resolution||2048×1536 (Max)|
|GPU Temperature||98 Celsius (Max)|
|Official power rating of GPU||19 Watts|
|Minimum power requirement||300 Watt power supply|
|Product weight||650 grams|
|Product dimensions||19.20 x 12.50 x 4.50 cm|
|Package weight||770 grams|
|Package contents||1 x Graphics Card, 1 x CD, 1 x Manual (Chinese)|
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- NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
- NVIDIA PhysX Technology
- TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio Bitstreaming
- GeForce Experience
- NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
- Anti-Aliasing Mode
- NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
- Faster GDDR5 memory
Pros and Cons
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- Incredibly low power consumption
- Best for replacing integrated graphics
- Excellent multimedia and video enhancement capabilities
- Richer cinematic experience
- Very affordable
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- 64-bit memory interface width bottlenecks performance
Colorful GT 720 offers great value for the money and allows enthusiasts to take their first steps into the world of gaming. The performance bottleneck of the card remains the 64-bit memory interface width, which does not allow serious gaming. If you already have a 5th generation and above Intel integrated graphics, you probably won’t notice much difference in terms of RAW performance. GT 720 is meant for users running on older integrated graphics and would see a noticeable increase in performance. It’s also a good buy if you want to broadcast content from your PC to a big screen and turn your living room into a home-cinema. Excellent power efficiency and stability makes GeForce GT 720 an excellent choice for casual gamers and people looking to extend multimedia capabilities of their PC. Have a look at the video below to get an idea of how well the card handles different games and if it would play your desired games.
How to Buy
Colorful NVidia offers excellent value for the money and is available at a very competitive price from Gearbest. The following link takes to the product page that contains information about shipping and answers any questions you might have regarding the product.