NVIDIA Quadro 3000M vs ATI FirePro M7740

NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
ATI FirePro M7740

General info

Comparison of Quadro 3000M and FirePro M7740 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
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Code name
Mobile workstation
Mobile workstation
Release date
22 February 2011
4 August 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
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Price now
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Technical specs

Quadro 3000M and FirePro M7740'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 M7740's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
450 MHz
650 MHz
Transistor count
1,950 million
826 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
60 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
432.0 gflops
832.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro 3000M and FirePro M7740 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.
Laptop size
MXM-B (3.0)
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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Parameters of memory installed on Quadro 3000M and FirePro M7740: 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.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
2500 MHz
3384 MHz
Memory bandwidth
80 GB/s
54.14 GB/s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro 3000M and FirePro M7740.
Display Connectors
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API support

APIs supported by Quadro 3000M and FirePro M7740, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (11_0)
10.1 (10_1)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Quadro 3000M and FirePro M7740. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Quadro 3000M 1.06
ATI M7740 4.58 +332.1%

3DMark Vantage Performance

Quadro 3000M 7941 +19.8%
ATI M7740 6626

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro 3000M and FirePro M7740. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
28 Mh/s
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Quadro 3000M and FirePro M7740 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro 3000M

Much newer (22 February 2011 vs 4 August 2009)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (80 vs 54.14 GB/s)
OpenGl 4.1

Advantages of ATI FirePro M7740

332.1% faster (about 4.5 times) in synthetic tests
More pipelines (640 vs 240)
Less power hungry (60 vs 75 watts)
OpenGL 3.1

So, Quadro 3000M or FirePro M7740?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends ATI FirePro M7740.
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