NVS 315 vs Quadro FX 3700

Price now 75$
Games supported 50%
NVIDIA Quadro 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
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 523 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1750 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 184$
Games supported 50%

General info

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

Place in performance rating10201031
Value for money0.020.01
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Fermi 2.0 (2010−2014)
GPU code nameG92GF119
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date8 January 2008 (15 years old)10 March 2013 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,599 $159
Current price$75 (0x MSRP)$184 (1.2x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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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 cores11248
Core clock speed500 MHz523 MHz
Number of transistors754 million292 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)78 Watt19 Watt
Texture fill rate28.004.184
Floating-point performance280 gflops100.4 gflops

Dimensions and compatibility

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

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length267 mm145 mm
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 typeGDDR3DDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB1 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1750 MHz
Memory bandwidth51.2 GB/s14 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 DMS-59

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)12 (11_0)
Shader Model4.05.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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
NVS 315 0.88
  • Passmark


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
NVS 315 346

Quadro FX 3700 outperforms NVS 315 by 8% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro FX 3700 and NVS 315. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 12 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 0.88
Recency 8 January 2008 10 March 2013
Cost $1599 $159
Memory bus width 256 64
Pipelines / CUDA cores 112 48
Memory bandwidth 51.2 14
Chip lithography 65 nm 40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 78 Watt 19 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700
Quadro FX 3700


NVS 315

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of Quadro FX 3700 by AMD

The nearest Quadro FX 3700's AMD equivalent is FirePro V3900, which is faster by 75% and higher by 181 positions in our performance rating.

AMD FirePro V3900 FirePro V3900

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 3700:

FirePro M4150 252.63
FirePro W2100 241.05
FirePro V3900 174.74
Quadro FX 3700 100

Competitors of NVS 315 by AMD

The nearest NVS 315's AMD equivalent is FirePro V3900, which is faster by 89% and higher by 192 positions in our performance rating.

AMD FirePro V3900 FirePro V3900

Here are some closest AMD rivals to NVS 315:

FirePro M4150 272.73
FirePro W2100 260.23
FirePro V3900 188.64
NVS 315 100

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User rating

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