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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 640M Quadro FX 3700M
Cyberpunk 2077 769% 823%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 695% 744%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 669% 717%
FIFA 21 338% 366%
Watch Dogs Legion 738% 791%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 669% 717%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1146% 1224%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1123% 1199%
Godfall 1312% 1399%
Genshin Impact 769% 823%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 640M are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce GT 640M was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 3700M, and so the GeForce GT 640M 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 GT 640M 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. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Quadro FX 3700M has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 640M, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3700M is slightly better than the GeForce GT 640M.

The GeForce GT 640M has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 3700M has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 640M is 240 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3700M is 70. The GeForce GT 640M having 170 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 3700M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 640M transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 3700M. This means that the GeForce GT 640M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 3700M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce GT 640M should consume less power than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce GT 640M requires 32 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3700M requires 75 Watts. The Quadro FX 3700M requires 43 Watts more than the GeForce GT 640M 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 GT 640M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107G92M
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date22 Mar 2012vs14 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.7
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1600x900
4.2
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1920x1080
3.2
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2560x1440
2.3
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3840x2160
1.5
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs128
Actual Shader Performance12%vs3%
Technology28nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs-
Texture Rate20 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate10 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power32 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz-
Recommended RAM6 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 640M is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK107 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 625MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 33W, it is suited for small laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is on average with the older GeForce GTX 465M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i3 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 640M.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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