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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce4 Go 420 Quadro FX 3700M
Cyberpunk 2077 13352% 823%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 12204% 744%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11805% 717%
FIFA 21 6686% 366%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11805% 717%
Watch Dogs Legion 12876% 791%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 19186% 1224%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 12638% 774%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18829% 1199%
Genshin Impact 13352% 823%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce4 Go 420.

The Quadro FX 3700M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce4 Go 420, and so the Quadro FX 3700M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce4 Go 420 when running the latest games.

The Quadro FX 3700M has 992 MB more video memory than the GeForce4 Go 420, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 3700M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce4 Go 420 has 748.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 3700M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce4 Go 420 is massively better than the Quadro FX 3700M.

The GeForce4 Go 420 has 2 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 3700M has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce4 Go 420 is 0 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3700M is 70. The Quadro FX 3700M having 70 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce4 Go 420 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Quadro FX 3700M requires 75 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce4 Go 420.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed200 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date06 Feb 2002vs14 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory32 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus32 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth800MB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs128
Actual Shader Performance-vs3%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-75 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model-vs4.0
Open GL1.2vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce4 Go 420 is an entry-middle-class GPU part of the GeForce4 Go Series released by in 2002.
It's based on the architecture "NV17M", same used on the desktop 'GeForce4 MX440' but slower due to the lower clock frequencies and the cheaper Memory Bus .
The performance is very limited, so today's games are unplayable.
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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