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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro W4170M Quadro FX 3700M
Cyberpunk 2077 481% 823%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 431% 744%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 414% 717%
Watch Dogs Legion 460% 791%
Godfall 843% 1399%
FIFA 21 193% 366%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 414% 717%
Grand Theft Auto VI 717% 1199%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 732% 1224%
Genshin Impact 481% 823%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro W4170M are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M.

The FirePro W4170M was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 3700M, and so the FirePro W4170M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 3700M when running the latest games.

The FirePro W4170M 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 FirePro W4170M also has superior memory performance overall.

The FirePro W4170M has 20.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 3700M, which means that the memory performance of the FirePro W4170M is slightly better than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The FirePro W4170M has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 3700M has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro W4170M is 294 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3700M is 70. The FirePro W4170M having 224 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro W4170M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The FirePro W4170M transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 3700M. This means that the FirePro W4170M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The FirePro W4170M requires 50 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3700M requires 75 Watts. The Quadro FX 3700M requires 25 Watts more than the FirePro W4170M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 3700M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the FirePro W4170M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed825 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock900 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Mars XTXG92M
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date28 Apr 2014vs14 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs128
Actual Shader Performance14%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate19.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate6.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro W4170M is a Professional Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the GCN 1.1 Mars XTX and therefore offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs on a 128-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 825MHz and goes up to 900MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1125MHZ.
Its performance lies somewhere between desktop Radeon R7 240 and Radeon R7 250.
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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