NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M 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 3700M

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The Nvidia GeForce FX 3700M is a professional high-end workstation graphics card for laptops. It is manufactured in 65nm and is based on the G92 core with all 128 shaders enabled. The GPU is most comparable to the consumer GeForce GTX 280M with the largest difference being the manufacturing process (65nm of the 3700M vs 55nm of the 280M). The immediate successor to the 3700M is the Quadro FX 3800M, which is based on the GeForce GTX 285M but with higher clock rates and relatively similar power consumption demands.

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 3700MNVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
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
CodenameG71GLMNB9E-GLM3n10m-glm
ArchitectureG7xG9xGT2xx
20 / 7 128 - 16 -
Core375 MHz550 MHz625 MHz
Memory500 MHz800 MHz800 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3GDDR3, DDR3
Max. Memory512 MB1024 MB512 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 9c, 3.0DirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10.1, 4.1
Transistors278 Million754 Million260 Million
Technology90 nm65 nm40 nm
Features90nmOpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0DirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, certified drivers
Size
Introduced18.04.2006 14.08.2008 07.01.2010
PCI-E, 90nm
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
Shader1375 MHz1530 MHz

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
26279 Points (27%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 14650     avg: 15283     median: 15283 (8%)     max: 15916 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 6386     avg: 6666     median: 6400 (12%)     max: 7212 Points
15759 Points (30%)
7095 Points (13%)
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
25.5 fps (53%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
32 fps (68%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
34.6 fps (74%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
59.6 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
29.8 fps (58%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
54.6 fps (81%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
22 fps (58%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
26.4 fps (55%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M → 123%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M → 103%

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

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
Quadro FX 3700M:
55.6  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3700M:
39.9  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro FX 3700M:
19.1  fps
Quadro FX 3700M:
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Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3700M:
39.2  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 3700M:
45.2  fps
Quadro FX 3700M:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
259  fps
med. 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
143  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
63  fps
Quadro FX 1500M:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
114.5  fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.6  fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.9  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
109.3  fps
Quadro FX 1500M:
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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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