FX 1800 vs 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
FX 1800
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550 MHz
  • Max video memory 768 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 180$
Games supported 50%

General info

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

Place in performance ranking10241011
Value for moneyno data0.02
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Tesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG92G94
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date8 January 2008 (15 years old)30 March 2009 (14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,599 $489
Current price$513 (0.3x MSRP)$180 (0.4x MSRP)
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 cores11264
Core clock speed500 MHz550 MHz
Number of transistors754 million505 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)78 Watt59 Watt
Texture fill rate28.0017.60
Floating-point performance280 gflops176 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length267 mm198 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 typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB768 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth51.2 GB/s38.4 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, 2x DisplayPort

API support

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

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.04.0

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
FX 1800 1.02

FX 1800 outperforms FX 3700 by 7% 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
FX 1800 403

FX 1800 outperforms FX 3700 by 8% in Passmark.

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 score 0.95 1.02
Recency 8 January 2008 30 March 2009
Cost $1599 $489
Memory bus width 256 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 112 64
Memory bandwidth 51.2 38.4
Power consumption (TDP) 78 Watt 59 Watt

We couldn't decide between Quadro FX 3700 and Quadro FX 1800. The differences in performance seem too small.

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