NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M

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 1800M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M is a upper mid-range professional graphics card for mobile workstations with about 15" displays. It is based on the same chip as the GeForce GT 335M but can be also equipped with fast GDDR5 graphics memory. The FX1800M is shipped with professional drivers and a special BIOS that improves the performance and stability in applications like CAD and DCC.

The certified drivers guarantee flawless and fast working with professional applications like Premiere, Photoshop, After Effect, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, trueSpace, Blender, Catia, IronCAD, Cinema 4D, Lightwave 3D, Softimage, Mathematica ... A list of all certified applications can be found on the Nvidia.com homepage. Compared to GeForce products, the Quadro FX cards offer a significantly better performance, especially for OpenGL based apps.

The gaming performance should be similar to the GeForce GT 335M, altough gamers should choose a GeForce graphics card because of the optimized driver support (that leads to a better performance and less problems in games). Still all modern and demanding games of 2009 should at least run in medium detail settings (see the GeForce GT 335M page for more gaming results).

The chip is manufactured in 40nm and offers 72 1-dimensional unified shaders. These can be compared to about 300-400 5-dimensional shaders in graphics cards by AMD. These processing cores can also be accessed with CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute to use the calculation power for other tasks than rendering images (for example transcoding videos). 

The QuadroFX 1800M also supports PureVideo HD with the new VideoProcessor (VP4) to decode HD videos on the graphics card. This helps reducing CPU load and increasing battery runtimes.

The Quadro FX 1800M also supports the automatic switching between the integrated and dedicated graphics card using Optimus. First mobile workstations do not offer Optimus, as the development cycles of these laptops are very long.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600MNVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M (compare) 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M (compare) 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M (compare) 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M (compare) 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M (compare) 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M (compare) 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M (compare) 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M (compare) 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M (compare) 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M (compare) 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M (compare) 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M (compare) 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M (compare) 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M (compare) 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M (compare) 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M (compare) 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M (compare) 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M (compare) 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M (compare) 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M (compare) 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M (compare) 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M (compare) 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M (compare) 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M (compare) 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M (compare) 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M (compare) 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M (compare) 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M (compare) 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M (compare) 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M (compare) 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M (compare) 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M (compare) 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
CodenameNB8P-GLM
ArchitectureG8xGT2xx
32 - 72 -
Core625 MHz560 MHz
Shader1250 MHz1125 MHz
Memory800 MHz1100 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR3DDR3, GDDR5
Max. Memory256 MB1024 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10.1, 4.1
Transistors289 Million
Technology80 nm40 nm
FeaturesPureVideo, video scaling, LCDs with 1920x1200 pixel, PCI-Express, connection for ext. graphic cardPowerMizer 9.0, EnergyStar (3.8W), 16x FSAA Support, CUDA, NVIEW, OpenGL 3.2
Size
Introduced01.06.2007 01.02.2010
CG 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.com/page/nb_chipset.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 27822     avg: 32843     median: 35198 (37%)     max: 35509 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 15060     avg: 16009     median: 15915 (8%)     max: 17144 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 9344     avg: 9963     median: 9873 (19%)     max: 10375 Points
15249 Points (29%)
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.6 points (84%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
5 points (63%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M → 108%

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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
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
83.2 84.2 ~ 84 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
31.5 33.3 ~ 32 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.6 14.4 15.9 ~ 15 fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
12.7 72.2 73.1 ~ 53 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
23.5 29.6 ~ 27 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.2 15.6 ~ 14 fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
36 37 ~ 37 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
21 23 ~ 22 fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

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

Doom 3

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

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
548.9  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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