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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 940M 4GB Quadro FX 3700M
Cyberpunk 2077 528% 823%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 474% 744%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 456% 717%
FIFA 21 217% 366%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 456% 717%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 800% 1224%
Watch Dogs Legion 506% 791%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 494% 774%
Grand Theft Auto VI 783% 1199%
Genshin Impact 528% 823%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 940M 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce 940M 4GB was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 3700M, and so the GeForce 940M 4GB 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 GeForce 940M 4GB has 3072 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 3700M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Quadro FX 3700M has 35.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 940M 4GB, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3700M is noticeably better than the GeForce 940M 4GB.

The GeForce 940M 4GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 3700M has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 940M 4GB is 610 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3700M is 70. The GeForce 940M 4GB having 540 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 3700M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 940M 4GB transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 3700M. This means that the GeForce 940M 4GB is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce 940M 4GB requires 25 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3700M requires 75 Watts. The Quadro FX 3700M requires 50 Watts more than the GeForce 940M 4GB to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 3700M may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 940M 4GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1072 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock1176 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108-N16S-GT-SG92M
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date13 Mar 2015vs14 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth16GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 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 Performance29%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate25.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate8.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs75 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4110M 2.6GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 940M 4GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Generation of the Maxwell architecture.

GeForce 940M offers the GM108-N16S-GT-S GPU, which is a First Gen Maxwell GPU. It has support for feature level of DirectX 12.0.
The GM108-N16S-GT-S GPU has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1072MHz and goes up to 1176MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with DDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 64-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 4GB of Memory are needed - such as 4K Gaming, a Large Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it will only be equipped in average sized notebooks.

GeForce 940M is essentially a higher-clocked GeForce 840M. Because of that, it is only slightly faster than its predecessor. Modern games are expected to run at Medium Settings while demanding games will required further reduced settings.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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