NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

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 3800M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M is a mobile workstation graphics card for high end laptops. It is based on the Geforce GTX 280M core (G92 core) and features 128 CUDA cores (unified shaders).

Compared to the Quadro FX 3700M, the Quadro FX 3800M features a higher clock speed and is manufacturered in 55nm (compared to 65nm of the 3700M). In fact, the FX3800M is clocked even higher than the consumer GeForce GTX 280M and performs notably better as a result.

The Quadro FX series of cards are optimized for professional applications like CAD or DCC. Notably, OpenGL performance should be much improved compared to  consumer GeForce cards of similar specifications.

At the time its announcement (December 2009), the FX 3800M was the fastest workstation graphics card for laptops.

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 1600MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3800MNVIDIA 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
CodenameNB8P-GLMN10E-GLM4NB8E-GLM
ArchitectureG8xG9xG9x
32 - 128 - 96 -
Core625 MHz675 MHz500 MHz
Shader1250 MHz1688 MHz1250 MHz
Memory800 MHz1000 MHz800 MHz
Bus128 Bit256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory256 MB1024 MB512 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Transistors289 Million754 Million754 Million
Technology80 nm55 nm65 nm
FeaturesPureVideo, video scaling, LCDs with 1920x1200 pixel, PCI-Express, connection for ext. graphic cardOpenGL 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
Introduced01.06.2007 20.12.2009 23.02.2008
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 antialiasingMXM Factor III
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/page/nb_chipset.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadrofx_36...

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 27822     avg: 32843     median: 35198 (37%)     max: 35509 Points
min: 32886     avg: 34790     median: 34790 (36%)     max: 36694 Points
41502 Points (43%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 15060     avg: 16008.5     median: 15915 (8%)     max: 17144 Points
min: 33146     avg: 37082     median: 38191 (20%)     max: 39909 Points
26705 Points (14%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 9344     avg: 9962.8     median: 9873 (21%)     max: 10375 Points
min: 16593     avg: 18198.7     median: 18043 (39%)     max: 19960 Points
min: 13176     avg: 13949.5     median: 13949.5 (30%)     max: 14723 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
32.8 fps (68%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
45.8 fps (96%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
47.4 fps (100%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
59.7 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
51.1 fps (100%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
59.7 fps (89%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
38.5 fps (100%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
35.3 fps (72%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.9 points (87%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.9 points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M → 115%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 144%

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

Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
230.6  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
124.2  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
64.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 3800M:
31.8  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
78.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 3800M:
40.9  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 3800M:
97  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
82  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 3800M:
29.9  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
142.8  fps
ultra 1280x1024
Quadro FX 3800M:
61.9  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
83.2 84.2 ~ 84 fps
117%
Quadro FX 3600M:
98.1  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
31.5 33.3 ~ 32 fps
186%
Quadro FX 3600M:
59.5  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.6 14.4 15.9 ~ 15 fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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Quadro FX 3600M:
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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
225%
Quadro FX 3600M:
119.5  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
23.5 29.6 ~ 27 fps
197%
Quadro FX 3600M:
53.2  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.2 15.6 ~ 14 fps
207%
Quadro FX 3600M:
29  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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Quadro FX 3600M:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
36 37 ~ 37 fps
170%
Quadro FX 3600M:
63  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
21 23 ~ 22 fps
186%
Quadro FX 3600M:
41  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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Quadro FX 3600M:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
444 476 493 ~ 471 fps
107%
Quadro FX 3600M:
503  fps
med. 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
153 162 167 ~ 161 fps
143%
Quadro FX 3600M:
230  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
56 56 59 ~ 57 fps
181%
Quadro FX 3600M:
103  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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Quadro FX 3600M:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.8 173.6 ~ 167 fps
106%
Quadro FX 3600M:
176.5  fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
164.3 174 ~ 169 fps
105%
Quadro FX 3600M:
177.3  fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.6 165 ~ 163 fps
107%
Quadro FX 3600M:
175.1  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 1600M:
129.1 129.2 ~ 129 fps
130%
Quadro FX 3600M:
167.8  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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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 1600M:
548.9  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 155%

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