NVIDIA Quadro 3000M vs AMD FirePro M5950
Comparison of Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950 architecture, market type and release date.
Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Parameters of memory installed on Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
APIs supported by Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Quadro 3000M 5.18
FirePro M5950 6.06 +17%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
Quadro 3000M 1539 +14%
FirePro M5950 1350
3DMark Vantage Performance
Quadro 3000M 7941 +26.9%
FirePro M5950 6257
Quadro 3000M 1124
FirePro M5950 1314 +16.9%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
28 Mh/s −139.3%
67 Mh/s +139.3%
Let's see how good Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
Somewhat newer (22 February 2011 vs 4 January 2011)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (80 vs 57 GB/s)
Advantages of AMD FirePro M5950
17% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (480 vs 240)
Less power hungry (35 vs 75 watts)
Type A MXM
So, Quadro 3000M or FirePro M5950?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD FirePro M5950.
Should you still have questions on choice between Quadro 3000M and FirePro M5950, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.