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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M

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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M is the version of 7900 GS video card for notebooks, which is optimized for CAD and professional 3D-applications. Technically, it has the same or similar chip (G71 architecture), but with other Bios and support for professional drivers.

The gaming performance is clearly worse than the 7900 GS (because of the application optimizing). Nonetheless, the most modded drivers can be used, so the Quadro FX 1500M is more a 7900 GS (for the operating system).

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

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This is a highend workstation graphic chip (for CAD and 3D programs optimized) with DirectX 10 and good OpenGL support - probably based on the GeForce 8700M GT graphic card. It is intended for digital content creators, engineers, earthscientists and other professional 3D applications. Certified drivers grant thecorrect and faster (compared to 8700M) representation of professional programs (CAD, CCD, visualisation software).

NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M

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The Nvidia Quadro FX 380M is a professional entry-level graphics card for mobile workstations. It is based on the GeForce 310M and therefore the 3D performance is not very good. Due to special drivers and optimizations, the performance for professional applications should be much better (than the 310M would perform). Another advantage are the certified drivers than ensure a good performance of professional applications without errors.

The card supports DirectX 10.1 and all the features of the G 310M (as it is based on the same GT218 core). Therefore PureVideo HD to decode HD videos with the graphics card is supported. The used Video Processor 4 (VP4) is able to fully decode H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and also MPEG-4 ASP (DivX or xVID) in hardware to minimize CPU load. MPEG-1 is not supported but can be easily handled by every modern CPU.

The gaming performance of the FX380M is similar to the GeForce 310M and therefore located in the entry level class. The professional drivers are however optimized for applications and may therefore deliver a worse performance. Modern 3D games like COD Modern Warfare 2 run only in low details and resolutions fluently. Some demanding games like NFS Shift or GTA4 wont run fluently at all. Less demanding games like SIMS 3 run in medium details and resolutions fluently. Therefore, the graphics card can not be recommended for gamers.

As the FX380M supports CUDA, DirectX Compute 10.1, and OpenCL, the shaders of the graphics processor can be used for other tasks than rendering images (e.g. faster encoding of videos).

The used GT218 core is manufactured in 40nm and based on the desktop GTX 200 architecture.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500MNVIDIA Quadro FX 1600MNVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
CodenameG71GLMNB8P-GLMn10m-glm
ArchitectureG7xG8xGT2xx
Pipelines20 / 7 Pixel- / Vertexshader32 - unified16 - unified
Core Speed375 MHz625 MHz625 MHz
Memory Speed500 MHz800 MHz800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit128 Bit64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR3GDDR3, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB512 MB512 MB
Shared Memorynonono
APIDirectX 9c, Shader 3.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
Power Consumption20 Watt50 Watt25 Watt
Transistors278 Million289 Million260 Million
technology90 nm80 nm40 nm
Features90nmPureVideo, video scaling, LCDs with 1920x1200 pixel, PCI-Express, connection for ext. graphic cardDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, certified drivers
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement18.04.2006 01.06.2007 07.01.2010
InformationPCI-E, 90nmCG shading language, 32 bit floating point precision, 12 bit subpixel precision, 128 bit precision of the graphic pipeline, vertex and pixelshader programmability, PCI-E inferface, FSAA with turned grid, nView multidisplay support, high-precision dynamic-range (HPDR) technology, hardware 3D clipping, full screen antialiasing
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/page/nb_chipset.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
Shader Speed1250 MHz1530 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
26279 Points (27%)
min: 27822     avg: 32843     median: 35198 (37%)     max: 35509 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 14650     avg: 15283     median: 15283 (8%)     max: 15916 Points
min: 15060     avg: 16009     median: 15915 (8%)     max: 17144 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 6386     avg: 6666     median: 6400 (9%)     max: 7212 Points
min: 9344     avg: 9963     median: 9873 (14%)     max: 10375 Points
7095 Points (10%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
3DMark 06
min: 3900     avg: 3903     median: 3903 (6%)     max: 3906 Points
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
min: 4535     avg: 4623     median: 4622.5 (7%)     max: 4710 Points
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
3690 Points (6%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
3DMark 06
4074 Points (6%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
min: 4798     avg: 4916     median: 4915.5 (7%)     max: 5033 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
3687 Points (6%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
3DMark 06
5608 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 3899     avg: 4670     median: 4885 (21%)     max: 5226 Points

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 100% n=3

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 131% n=3

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M → 99% n=3

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
83.2 84.2 ~ 84 fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
31.5 33.3 ~ 32 fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.6 14.4 15.9 ~ 15 fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
12.7 72.2 73.1 ~ 53 fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
23.5 29.6 ~ 27 fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.2 15.6 ~ 14 fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
36 37 ~ 37 fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
21 23 ~ 22 fps
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
259  fps
182%
Quadro FX 1600M:
444 476 493 ~ 471 fps
med. 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
143  fps
113%
Quadro FX 1600M:
153 162 167 ~ 161 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
63  fps
90%
Quadro FX 1600M:
56 56 59 ~ 57 fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
114.5  fps
146%
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.8 173.6 ~ 167 fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.6  fps
149%
Quadro FX 1600M:
164.3 174 ~ 169 fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.9  fps
143%
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.6 165 ~ 163 fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
109.3  fps
118%
Quadro FX 1600M:
129.1 129.2 ~ 129 fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
380.7  fps
144%
Quadro FX 1600M:
549  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 136%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 90%

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

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