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 06 +
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 41502     avg: 41502 (43%)     median: 41502 (43%)     max: 41502 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- 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

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

low 1024x768
98.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
59.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
High 0xAF 0xAA 1280x1024
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

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

World in Conflict - Benchmark

med. 1024x768
63  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
41  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium 0xAF 0xAA 1280x800
High 2xAF 2xAA 1280x800
Medium 0xAF 0xAA 1440x900
High 2xAF 2xAA 1440x900
Medium 0xAF 0xAA 1680x1050
High 2xAF 2xAA 1680x1050


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.
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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
Class 2
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
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)