AMD FirePro V3900 vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700

Price now 513$
Games supported 50%
FX 3700
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 500 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
FirePro V3900
FirePro V3900
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 650 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution 2560x1600
Price now 130$
Games supported 57%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking1024843
Value for moneyno data0.08
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)TeraScale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameG92Turks
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date8 January 2008 (15 years old)7 February 2012 (11 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,599 no data
Current price$513 (0.3x MSRP)$130
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores112480
Core clock speed500 MHz650 MHz
Number of transistors754 million716 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)78 Watt199 Watt
Texture fill rate28.0015.60
Floating-point performance280 gflops624.0 gflops

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportno dataPCIe 2.1 x16
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length267 mm168 mm
Form factorno datahalf height / half length
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pinNone


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB1 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth51.2 GB/s28 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort
DisplayPort countno data1
Dual-link DVI supportno data1
HD сomponent video outputno data1

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model4.05.0
CUDA1.1no data

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

FX 3700 0.95
FirePro V3900 1.65

FirePro V3900 outperforms Quadro FX 3700 by 74% in our combined benchmark results.


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

FX 3700 374
FirePro V3900 649

FirePro V3900 outperforms Quadro FX 3700 by 74% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro FX 3700 and FirePro V3900. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 58 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 0.95 1.65
Recency 8 January 2008 7 February 2012
Memory bus width 256 128
Memory bandwidth 51.2 28
Pipelines / CUDA cores 112 480
Chip lithography 65 nm 40 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 78 Watt 199 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, we recommend FirePro V3900 since it shows better performance.

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