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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M

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 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 370M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M is an entry level graphics card for mobile workstations (laptops). It is based on the same core as the Quadro NVS 160M and the GeForce 9200M / 9300M GS. The drivers are optimized for OpenGL applications and professional 3D applications like CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. Furthermore, the drivers are certified to work with the most popular apps without problems.

The gaming performance is a bit below the similar 9200M / 9300M chip because of the professional drivers and therefore the GPU is only capable of displaying low end games fluently. Modern intensive 3D games wont run fluently or only with very low detail settings.

As the 9300M series, the Quadro FX 370M supports PureVideo HD to decode (HD) videos in the GPU.

The performance of the chip also depends on the used graphics memory. Either fast GDDR3 memory (clocked at 700 MHz) or slow GDDR2 (with 400MHz) can be used by the laptop manufacturer.

In the Dell Precision M2400, only GDDR2 graphics memory is used, leading to a slow performance (e.g. Doom3 - ultra 40fps). According to Dell the graphics card needs 20 Watt.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3600MNVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
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
CodenameG71GLMNB8E-GLMNB9M-GLM
ArchitectureG7xG9x
Pipelines20 / 7 Pixel- / Vertexshader96 - unified8 - unified
Core Speed375 MHz500 MHz580 MHz
Memory Speed500 MHz800 MHz700 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR3GDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB512 MB256 MB
Shared Memorynonono
APIDirectX 9c, Shader 3.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption20 Watt70 Watt20 Watt
Transistors278 Million754 Million
technology90 nm65 nm65 nm
Features90nmPureVideo 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 Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement18.04.2006 23.02.2008 15.08.2008
InformationPCI-E, 90nmMXM Factor IIIOpenGL 2.1, max. 1920x1200 (digital) bzw 2048x1536 (analog), max. 2 unabhängige Displays, PCI-Express x16, optionale Interfaces (des Chips): DP, VGA, DVI, LVDS, HDMI
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadrofx_36...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
Shader Speed1250 MHz1450 MHz

Benchmarks

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
26279 Points (27%)
41502 Points (43%)
13622 Points (14%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 14650     avg: 15283     median: 15283 (8%)     max: 15916 Points
26705 Points (14%)
5532 Points (3%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 6386     avg: 6666     median: 6400 (9%)     max: 7212 Points
min: 13176     avg: 13950     median: 13949.5 (19%)     max: 14723 Points
3290 Points (5%)
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 3600M
7799 Points (12%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
3DMark 06
4074 Points (6%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
min: 8035     avg: 8136     median: 8135.5 (12%)     max: 8236 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
1595 Points (2%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
12.3 Points (26%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
16.8 Points (35%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
12 Points (25%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
27.3 Points (15%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
13.7 Points (27%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
21.8 Points (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
6.8 Points (18%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
5.1 Points (10%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
6193 Points (26%)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
3031 Points (13%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 100% n=4

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 188% n=4

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M → 45% n=4

- 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 3600M:
98.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
59.5  fps
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
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
63  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
41  fps
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
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
114.5  fps
154%
Quadro FX 3600M:
176.5  fps
85%
Quadro FX 370M:
97  fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.6  fps
156%
Quadro FX 3600M:
177.3  fps
85%
Quadro FX 370M:
97.1  fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.9  fps
154%
Quadro FX 3600M:
175.1  fps
57%
Quadro FX 370M:
65.4  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
109.3  fps
154%
Quadro FX 3600M:
167.8  fps
37%
Quadro FX 370M:
39.9  fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

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

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 162%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M → 66%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 47%

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

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