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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 3500 Radeon HD 3800 series
Cyberpunk 2077 1793% 1209%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1631% 1098%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1575% 1059%
FIFA 21 855% 560%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1575% 1059%
Watch Dogs Legion 1726% 1163%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2614% 1777%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2563% 1742%
Genshin Impact 1793% 1209%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 1692% 1140%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3800 series are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3500.

The HD 3800 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The HD 3800 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 3500, and so the HD 3800 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 3500.

The HD 3800 has 256 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 3500, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Quadro FX 3500 has superior memory performance.

The Quadro FX 3500 has 42.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 3800, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3500 is noticeably better than the HD 3800.

The Quadro FX 3500 has 7 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3800 series has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3500 is 3 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3800 is 0. The Quadro FX 3500 having 3 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro FX 3500 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 3800.

The Quadro FX 3500 requires 80 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 3800 series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Quadro FX 3500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed470 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date20 Apr 2006vs01 Nov 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed660 MHzvs-
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth42.2GB/secvs-
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units7vs320
Actual Shader Performance0%vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs16
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs16
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections-vs0
DVI Connections-vs0
HDMI Connections-vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs4.1
Open GL2.0vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.Radeon HD 3800 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3830, Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 whose rank is a balance between the three and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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