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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 470M Quadro FX 3700M
Cyberpunk 2077 414% 823%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 370% 744%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 355% 717%
FIFA 21 159% 366%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 355% 717%
Watch Dogs Legion 395% 791%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 636% 1224%
Grand Theft Auto VI 623% 1199%
Genshin Impact 414% 823%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 386% 774%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470M are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce GTX 470M was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 3700M, and so the GeForce GTX 470M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce GTX 470M has 512 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 GeForce GTX 470M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 470M has 8.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 3700M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 470M is marginally better than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce GTX 470M has 288 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 3700M has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 470M is 308 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3700M is 70. The GeForce GTX 470M having 238 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 470M delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce GTX 470M transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 3700M. This means that the GeForce GTX 470M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce GTX 470M requires 75 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3700M requires 75 Watts. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed535 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF104-N11E-GTG92M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs14 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1536 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed625 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth60GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units288vs128
Actual Shader Performance15%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units48vs-
Texture Rate25.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units24vs-
Pixel Rate12.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 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 i7-840QM 4-Core 1.86GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 470M is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture was first manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF104-N11E-GT which has 6 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 288 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 24 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 550MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1.5GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it is only suited for large laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance identical to a desktop GeForce GTS 450.

System Suggestions
We recommend a fast processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 470M.
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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