NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M is a upper mid-range professional graphics card for mobile workstations with about 15" displays. It is based on the same chip as the GeForce GT 335M but can be also equipped with fast GDDR5 graphics memory. The FX1800M is shipped with professional drivers and a special BIOS that improves the performance and stability in applications like CAD and DCC.

The certified drivers guarantee flawless and fast working with professional applications like Premiere, Photoshop, After Effect, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, trueSpace, Blender, Catia, IronCAD, Cinema 4D, Lightwave 3D, Softimage, Mathematica ... A list of all certified applications can be found on the Nvidia.com homepage. Compared to GeForce products, the Quadro FX cards offer a significantly better performance, especially for OpenGL based apps.

The gaming performance should be similar to the GeForce GT 335M, altough gamers should choose a GeForce graphics card because of the optimized driver support (that leads to a better performance and less problems in games). Still all modern and demanding games of 2009 should at least run in medium detail settings (see the GeForce GT 335M page for more gaming results).

The chip is manufactured in 40nm and offers 72 1-dimensional unified shaders. These can be compared to about 300-400 5-dimensional shaders in graphics cards by AMD. These processing cores can also be accessed with CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute to use the calculation power for other tasks than rendering images (for example transcoding videos). 

The QuadroFX 1800M also supports PureVideo HD with the new VideoProcessor (VP4) to decode HD videos on the graphics card. This helps reducing CPU load and increasing battery runtimes.

The Quadro FX 1800M also supports the automatic switching between the integrated and dedicated graphics card using Optimus. First mobile workstations do not offer Optimus, as the development cycles of these laptops are very long.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
Quadro FX 1000M Series
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560MHz128 Bit @ 1100MHz
ArchitectureGT2xx
Pipelines72 - unified
Core Speed *560 MHz
Shader Speed *1125 MHz
Memory Speed *1100 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3, GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Power Consumption45 Watt
technology40 nm
FeaturesPowerMizer 9.0, EnergyStar (3.8W), 16x FSAA Support, CUDA, NVIEW, OpenGL 3.2
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.02.2010
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 2774      avg: 2800.5 (6%)     median: 2800.5 (6%)     max: 2827 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3444      avg: 3451.5 (9%)     median: 3451.5 (9%)     max: 3459 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 7416      avg: 7572.5 (25%)     median: 7572.5 (25%)     max: 7729 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 15249      avg: 15249 (41%)     median: 15249 (41%)     max: 15249 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 10054      avg: 10054 (38%)     median: 10054 (38%)     max: 10054 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 12.35      avg: 12.4 (20%)     median: 12.4 (20%)     max: 12.35 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 13.03      avg: 13 (22%)     median: 13 (22%)     max: 13.03 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 28.05      avg: 28.1 (43%)     median: 28.1 (43%)     max: 28.05 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.51      avg: 7.5 (40%)     median: 7.5 (40%)     max: 7.51 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 16.57      avg: 16.6 (15%)     median: 16.6 (15%)     max: 16.57 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 39.03      avg: 39 (48%)     median: 39 (48%)     max: 39.03 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 12.3      avg: 12.3 (15%)     median: 12.3 (15%)     max: 12.3 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 17.51      avg: 17.5 (25%)     median: 17.5 (25%)     max: 17.51 fps
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.6      avg: 6.6 (84%)     median: 6.6 (84%)     max: 6.6 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M graphics card

Dell Precision M4500 Core i7-940XM: Intel Core i7 940XM, 15.6", 3.1 kg
  Review » Review Dell Precision M4500 (i7-940XM) Notebook

  External Review » Dell Precision M4500 Core i7-940XM

HP EliteBook 8540w-WD743EA: Intel Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8540w-WD743EA

HP EliteBook 8540w-WD930EA: Intel Core i7 620M, 15.6", 3 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8540w-WD930EA

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-17)