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MSI GeForce GT 740 DirectX 12 N740-1GD5 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

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  • 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 1006 MHz
  • 1 x DVI 1 x HDMI
  • 384 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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Step up to the GeForce GT 740 to take your gaming to the next level of graphics and power efficiency. Based on the industry-leading 28nm Kepler architecture, the GeForce GT 740 packs powerful NVIDIA SMX shaders and abundant amounts of memory that deliver a performance punch in all the latest 3D games and applications. An array of NVIDIA innovations – such as NVIDIA Surround, NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync, and the new TXAA Anti-aliasing Mode – offers more than one way to elevate your gaming experience, bringing your user experience for work and play to a new level.

  • newegg Military Class 4 Components MSI graphics cards are the only ones that meet the MIL-STD-810G standard. This card adopts top components, like Hi-c CAP and Solid CAP, to ensure the best stability and quality. It brings perfect quality and the longest lifetime to you.
  • newegg Afterburner Co-developed by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. The latest version also supports in-game video recording for easy share and wireless control by Android/iOS handheld devices.
  • newegg NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync Nothing is more distracting than framerate stuttering and screen tearing. The first tends to occur when framerates are low, the second when framerates are high. Adaptive V-Sync is a smarter way to render frames. At high framerates, V-sync is enabled to eliminate tearing; at low framerates, it's disabled to minimize stuttering. It gets rid of distractions so you can get on with gaming.
  • newegg NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready NVIDIA 3D Vision brings a fully immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience to the PC. A combination of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software, 3D Vision transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D. Get up to two times the monitor and keyboard brightness with NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology. In addition, you can enjoy 3D movies and 3D digital photographs from in eye-popping, crystal-clear quality.
  • newegg NVIDIA PhysX Technology Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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    • Return for refund within: 30 days
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Bought 3/5/2015 11/29/2018 10:37:38 AM

Pros: Still running strong! Stable, and plays older games really well, although there are a couple of games set on high that the card just handle.

Cons: Pay a bit more and get a better card.

Overall Review: Would have been a better card with 256 bit and 1-3 more gig of memory.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product. We certainly value your feedback and please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenient experience. If you have any further questions regarding this product or have any suggestions for improvement for us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at and we will be more than happy to assist you. If you require further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | JC11302018051 |
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good entry-level gamer 2/24/2016 2:53:34 PM

Pros: Quiet fan, generates little heat. Able to play most games on "decent" or better settings (current shooters likely medium, older titles up to maxed). Needs no PCIe power and will run on cheap OEM PSUs.

Cons: Nothing non-obvious, like the double-slot width. Many more powerful cards available if your PSU and budget are up to it.

Overall Review: If you're on a tight budget, including limited power, this entry-level card should allow you to enjoy any game, potentially on lowered settings and/or resolution.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Geat card for the price 12/26/2015 6:04:12 PM

Pros: No power connectors needed
Runs cool
Handles games okay

Cons: None

Overall Review: Works great in my budget pc I use for gaming. Really performs well for the price especially when it's on sale.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
so far so good 12/10/2015 4:34:23 PM

Pros: fan is quieter that my other fans.
easy install.
put in an old computer and now runs like a dream.

Cons: none yet

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
noisy fan 6/9/2015 9:20:22 AM

Pros: it works

Cons: runs at about 1100 rpms. with msi software was able to reduce to to 1080 rpms WHOOPIE. the card is not OC'd

Overall Review: buy a different card

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If possible, verify the video card on another working system to check.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice card for the money! 4/10/2015 6:15:07 AM

Pros: Hey, this card is the faster gt 740 with Gddr5...that makes a nice difference over the lesser Gddr3 cards. That being said, I am playing borderlands 2 on 1080p just fine. Sure, you aren't going to be able to play everything on ultra at 1080p, but why do you think they make cards in the $100, $200, $300 etc range? When this goes on sale it is a no brainer. Oh, and works on most oem power supplies as it doesn't require much wattage at all, and has no external power connector. I am running it on a 250w psu and an i5 no problem.

Cons: Not much to say here. I knew there were faster cards out there but they cost more. Bang for the buck if this can be had in the sub $70 range after rebate it is a decent value, and I snagged it for less. Sure MSI has a shorter window for rebates, but that has been their policy for a long time (years), and it is written clearly on their submission form.

Overall Review: If I stopped using a manufacturer solely based off of having to rma a product of theirs I would have nobody left to buy from! That being said, I have rma'd a few items to msi and their process is fairly painless which is nice. Will purchase their products without hesitation.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Overall nice card with a lot of value. 3/25/2015 2:01:34 PM

Pros: DDR5 memory.
No PCIE aux power required.
Price after rebate. Eggcellent value!
DX-12 ready.
Fairly quiet fan.
HDMI, DVI, and VGA connections.
Seems like fairly good quality build materials.
Newegg shipping. (ordered this after the river was waiting a week to put a GTX750 in the mail to me.)

Cons: 15 day rebate window.
MSI Tech Support.
Not an uber powerful GPU.
Newegg 15% restock fee if you need to return.

Overall Review: Though I consider my technical knowledge fairly high, I did not know too much about GPU's when I began deciding to purchase this. I was a little dismayed by the negative reviews, but thought I would give it a shot and roll the 15% restock fee and rebate dice. I am very happy with my decision.

This card was added to a Sandy Bridge HP business machine (HP 6200 Pro-Win7-i5-2500) that has a reputation for having BIOS issues with aftermarket graphics cards. I was initially going to get a 750 or 750ti for the machine, but read many people were having HP compatibility issues with them. EVGA presales support flat out told me not to consider a 7 series. Newegg has an MSI 750ti card that supposedly has a legacy/UEFI BIOS switch on it that solves most compatibility issues, so I started leaning towards MSI.

I called MSI tech support to ask about compatibility issues before deciding on the purchase and spoke with a “dude” that was clueless about their products. His stock answer for any question was “dude, they just work. BIOS has nothing to do with graphics cards.” I then asked him about the bios switch on some of their cards and he knew nothing about them. MSI has a web page on these switches if you google it. After installing the card, I had an issue with color correction settings from the NVIDIA Control Panel not saving. I called tech support and again they were not helpful, and this time I was not "dude", but I could barely comprehend the representatives English.

--!!!Important!!!-- If you have issues with Digital Vibrance color correction settings on NVIDIA Control Panel not saving between reboot or in/out of programs that run full screen, make sure Dynamic Range is set to full (0-255). It is set to limited (16-235) with the default installation.

OK... So the card is not going to run games like Assassin's Creed Unity and the like. That is understood. Rather than spend $300+ for graphics cards to run games ported from XBOX or PlayStation to PC, it makes more sense to me to just buy a $350 XBOX and run those games on it.

This card does deserve some love. If you can fill out a $30 rebate correctly and VERY promptly, this card is a great value. My rebate was approved no problems (I included both the invoice and packing slip. The invoice only had a Bill To of "Paypal"). Just don't call MSI tech support. This GPU plays WoW in 1080 on high settings with solid frame rates. My WEI subscore is 7.3 and G3D Passmark is 1,803 for what that's worth.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
I will never buy or use MSI again 3/6/2015 1:30:05 PM

Pros: They do not deserve any PROS! WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND TO ANYONE

Cons: I had msi for years prior to purchasing this new Video Card. Not only did i get denied my Mail in Rebate of 30.00, The product also died just short of 6 weeks. MSI says you can re submit the mail in rebate on- line. Don't even bother, JUST CALL FIRST, that is what they have you do anyway. And the only thing the phone call did was upset me. They do not care about their customers. Also when I did call, The customer service rep was in an area that sounded like a party going on. People talking loudly and laughing right behind her. Heard the others more than my own rep.

As for the actual purchase of this card. It died after 6 weeks. And since that was after the 30day return policy, I know have to jump through more hoops to have it replaced by MSI!

Overall Review: All I think is that I am so disappointed in MSI. I want to remind the manufacturer that word of mouth is some of the best advertisement one can get. It also works the other way. Word of mouth could be your worst advertisement. Thankfully I voice my opinions LOUDLY! and I not only come from a big family and lots of friends, I also have a whole WORLD WIDE WEB to shout my grievances. If my words cause just one person to rethink their purchase of MSI product, IVE DONE GOOD!

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with the rebate process.

Rebate must be completed through
Rebate is processed by a third party and you can contact them directly at 1-800-286-9146 and they will be more than happy to resolve this for you.

Please have your rebate information ready when you call.
If you still have any issues with the rebate center, then please let us know at and we will see what we can do for you as well.

Thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |
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