NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M is a professional graphics card for CAD, DCC and other modeling applications based upon the 8800M GTX consumer card (G92 architecture). It was a high-end card at the time of announcement. Certified drivers grant error-free and faster performance in professional applications. The FX 3600M was later succeeded by the more efficient 55nm FX 2800M and FX 3800M, both of which still utilize the G92 architecture.

The most important aspect of the Quadro FX 3600M is its use "Unified Shaders". There no longer exist any dedicated pixel or vertex shaders. Instead, the FX 3600M uses 64 so-called stream processors to handle most of the graphics work previously processed by pixel and vertex shaders. Furthermore, the shader units are clocked higher than the GPU core (1250 MHz).

The performance of the FX 3600M shoul be higher than the 1600M due to the 256 bit wide memory bus and the high number of Unified Shaders. According to Nvidia, the GPU is best suited for modelling large 3D scenes and complex models.

Quadro FX Series

Quadro FX 3800M

128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz

Quadro FX 3700M

128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 2800M

96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 2700M

48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 880M

48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz

Quadro FX 3500M

24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro FX 2500M

24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz

Quadro FX 1700M

32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 1600M

32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 1500M

20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz

Quadro FX 770M

32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 570M

32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro FX 370M

8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro FX 360M

16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz

Quadro FX 350M

4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Pipelines96 - unified
Core Speed *500 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption70 Watt
Transistors754 Million
technology65 nm
FeaturesPureVideo technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoding acceleration), HDCP-capable, PowerMizer 7.0 energy administration (dynamic switching between performance and energy saving), HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting), designed for Windows Vista, supports Dual-Link DVI-D exits for TFT resolutions up to 2560x1600, LVDS, VGA, HDTV, HDCP, HDMI, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread technology
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement23.02.2008
InformationMXM Factor III
Link to Manufacturer Page
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13176      avg: 13949.5 (38%)     median: 13949.5 (38%)     max: 14723 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 41502      avg: 41502 (68%)     median: 41502 (68%)     max: 41502 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
98.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
59.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
119.5  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
53.2  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
29  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
World in Conflict - Benchmark
med. 1024x768
63  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
41  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.


low 640x480
503  fps      Compare
med. 800x600
230  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
103  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3

Doom 3

low 640x480
176.5  fps      Compare
med. 640x480
177.3  fps      Compare
high 800x600
175.1  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
167.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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

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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M graphics card

Dell Precision M6300: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500, 17.1", 3.9 kg
  Review » Update Review Dell Precision M6300 (FX 3600M) Notebook

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)