FX 4600 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 4600
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 500 MHz
  • Max video memory 768 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1400 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 312$
Games supported 51%

General info

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

Place in performance ranking1024988
Value for moneyno data0.01
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Tesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG92G80
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date8 January 2008 (15 years old)5 March 2007 (16 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,599 $1,999
Current price$513 (0.3x MSRP)$312 (0.2x 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 cores11296
Core clock speed500 MHz500 MHz
Number of transistors754 million681 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm90 nm
Power consumption (TDP)78 Watt134 Watt
Texture fill rate28.0024.00
Floating-point performance280 gflops230.4 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 1.0 x16
Length267 mm229 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin


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 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1400 MHz
Memory bandwidth51.2 GB/s67.2 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-Video2x DVI, 1x S-Video

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 4600 1.09

FX 4600 outperforms FX 3700 by 15% 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 4600 429

FX 4600 outperforms FX 3700 by 15% 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 1.09
Recency 8 January 2008 5 March 2007
Cost $1599 $1999
Memory bus width 256 384
Pipelines / CUDA cores 112 96
Memory bandwidth 51.2 67.2
Chip lithography 65 nm 90 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 78 Watt 134 Watt

Based on the results of synthetic and gaming tests, our recommendation leans towards the Quadro FX 4600 due to its superior performance when compared to the Quadro FX 3700 graphics card.

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