NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

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 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 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 1500MNVIDIA Quadro FX 370MNVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
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
CodenameG71GLMNB9M-GLMNB8P-GLM
ArchitectureG7xG8x
Cores20 / 7 8 - unified32 - unified
Core375 MHz580 MHz625 MHz
Memory500 MHz700 MHz800 MHz
Bus256 Bit64 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR2, GDDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory512 MB256 MB256 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 9c, 3.0DirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Transistors278 Million289 Million
Technology90 nm65 nm80 nm
Features90nmPureVideo, video scaling, LCDs with 1920x1200 pixel, PCI-Express, connection for ext. graphic card
Size2/32/3
Introduced18.04.2006 15.08.2008 01.06.2007
PCI-E, 90nmOpenGL 2.1, max. 1920x1200 (digital) bzw 2048x1536 (analog), max. 2 unabhängige Displays, PCI-Express x16, optionale Interfaces (des Chips): DP, VGA, DVI, LVDS, HDMICG 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
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/page/nb_chipset.html
Shader1450 MHz1250 MHz

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
26279 Points (27%)
13622 Points (14%)
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
5532 Points (3%)
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
3290 Points (5%)
min: 9344     avg: 9963     median: 9873 (14%)     max: 10375 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
12.3 (26%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
16.8 (35%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
12 (25%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
27.3 (15%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
13.7 (27%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
21.8 (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
6.8 (18%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
5.1 (10%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

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

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

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 128% n=4

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

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
85%
Quadro FX 370M:
97  fps
146%
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.8 173.6 ~ 167 fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.6  fps
85%
Quadro FX 370M:
97.1  fps
149%
Quadro FX 1600M:
164.3 174 ~ 169 fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.9  fps
57%
Quadro FX 370M:
65.4  fps
143%
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.6 165 ~ 163 fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1500M:
109.3  fps
37%
Quadro FX 370M:
39.9  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:
548.9  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M → 66%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 47%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 136%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 90%

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