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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 280M SLI Quadro FX 3700M
Cyberpunk 2077 512% 823%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 460% 744%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 442% 717%
FIFA 21 209% 366%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 442% 717%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 778% 1224%
Watch Dogs Legion 491% 791%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 480% 774%
Grand Theft Auto VI 762% 1199%
Genshin Impact 512% 823%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M SLI are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M.

The GTX 280M was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 3700M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 280M has 1024 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 3700M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 280M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 280M has 70.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 3700M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 280M is much better than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce GTX 280M SLI has 256 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 3700M has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 280M is 150 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3700M is 70. The GTX 280M having 80 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 280M delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GTX 280M transistor size technology is 10 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 3700M. This means that the GTX 280M is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce GTX 280M SLI requires 150 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3700M requires 75 Watts. The GTX 280M requires 75 Watts more than the Quadro FX 3700M to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 280M may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Quadro FX 3700M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed585 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G92b (x2)G92M
OC Potential None vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Mar 2009vs14 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed950 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth121.6GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units256vs128
Actual Shader Performance7%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units128vs-
Texture Rate74.9 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate18.7 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 280M SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 280M put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce GTX 280M to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, up to X% better than a single GeForce GTX 280M performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce GTX 280M.
Most demanding games will run at the highest settings with fluent frame rates (30+).
The Quadro® FX 3700M high-end mobile workstation graphics solution with its revolutionary unified architecture, delivers 1 GB memory, excellent image quality, and optimized visual computing application performance pushing the limits of a 17" mobile workstation. The reference standard for OpenGL 2.1, DirectX 10, and Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 3700M enables next generation applications with new levels of interactivity to meet the demands of CAD engineers, graphics designers, and other technical design professionals.
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