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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 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.

Quadro FX Series

Quadro FX 3800M compare 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M compare 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M compare 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M compare 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M compare 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M compare 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M compare 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M compare 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M compare 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M compare 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M compare 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M compare 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M compare 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Pipelines72 - unified
Core Speed560 MHz
Shader Speed1125 MHz
Memory Speed1100 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3, GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 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


3DMark Vantage
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3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06
min: 7416     avg: 7573     median: 7572.5 (10%)     max: 7729 Points
SPECviewperf 11
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Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M graphics card


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