NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

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 2800M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M is a mobile workstation graphics card for high-end laptops. It is based on the Geforce 9800M GT / G92 core but features a higher clock rate and is produced in a 55nm fabrication process versus 65nm of the 9800M GT.

The Quadro FX series of cards are optimized for professional applications like CAD or DCC. OpenGL performance especially should be noticeably better compared to consumer GeForce cards.

The Quadro FX2800M is found in mobile workstations like the Dell M6500 and supports DirectX 10.0 and OpenGL 2.1. In the Dell laptops, the card is able to output up to two displays simultaneously (DisplayPort up to 2560x1600, DVI/HDMI up to 1920x1200). Dell claims a thermal power draw of 65 Watts while Nvidia rates the GPU at 75 Watt TDP.

Due to the relatively high power consumption of 65 to 75 Watts (TDP) and a 10 Watt idle mode, the Quadro FX 2800M is normally only foud in medium to large laptops with powerful cooling solutions.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

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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.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500MNVIDIA Quadro FX 2800MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
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 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 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 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 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
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 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 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 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 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
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 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 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 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 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
CodenameG71GLMNB10-GLM3NB8E-GLM
ArchitectureG7xG9xG9x
20 / 7 96 - 96 -
Core375 MHz600 MHz500 MHz
Memory500 MHz1000 MHz800 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory512 MB1024 MB512 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 9c, 3.0DirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Transistors278 Million754 Million754 Million
Technology90 nm55 nm65 nm
Features90nmOpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0PureVideo 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
Size
Introduced18.04.2006 01.12.2009 23.02.2008
PCI-E, 90nmMXM Factor III
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadrofx_36...
Shader1500 MHz1250 MHz

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
26279 Points (27%)
34844 Points (36%)
41502 Points (43%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 14650     avg: 15283     median: 15283 (8%)     max: 15916 Points
33900 Points (18%)
26705 Points (14%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 6386     avg: 6666     median: 6400 (12%)     max: 7212 Points
min: 16310     avg: 16935.5     median: 16935 (32%)     max: 17561 Points
min: 13176     avg: 13949.5     median: 13949 (26%)     max: 14723 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
32.3 fps (67%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
39 fps (83%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
44 fps (94%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
59.6 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
42.6 fps (84%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
59.5 fps (89%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
35.2 fps (93%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
31.3 fps (65%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
6.8 Points (113%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
6.8 Points (113%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M → 120%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 170%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
Quadro FX 2800M:
63.2  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
56.1  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
48.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 2800M:
30.8  fps
Quadro FX 2800M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
158  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
60  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
52  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 2800M:
29.6  fps
Quadro FX 2800M:
»
med. 1366x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
58.9  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
41.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 2800M:
23.1  fps
Quadro FX 2800M:
»
low 800x600
Quadro FX 2800M:
158.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
79  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
66.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 2800M:
41.2  fps
Quadro FX 2800M:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 2800M:
96.3  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
89.5  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 2800M:
62.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 2800M:
30.7  fps
Quadro FX 2800M:
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
98.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
59.5  fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
119.5  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
53.2  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
29  fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
63  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
41  fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
259  fps
194%
Quadro FX 3600M:
503  fps
med. 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
143  fps
161%
Quadro FX 3600M:
230  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
63  fps
163%
Quadro FX 3600M:
103  fps
Quadro FX 1500M:
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Quadro FX 3600M:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
114.5  fps
154%
Quadro FX 3600M:
176.5  fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.6  fps
156%
Quadro FX 3600M:
177.3  fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.9  fps
154%
Quadro FX 3600M:
175.1  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
109.3  fps
154%
Quadro FX 3600M:
167.8  fps
Quadro FX 1500M:
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Quadro FX 3600M:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
380.7  fps
Quadro FX 1500M:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 162%

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