NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M

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 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 1600MNVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
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 compare 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 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 compare 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 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-GLMn10m-glm
ArchitectureG8xGT2xx
Cores32 - unified16 - unified
Core625 MHz625 MHz
Shader1250 MHz1530 MHz
Memory800 MHz800 MHz
Bus128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3, DDR3
Max. Memory256 MB512 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10.1, 4.1
Transistors289 Million260 Million
Technology80 nm40 nm
FeaturesPureVideo, video scaling, LCDs with 1920x1200 pixel, PCI-Express, connection for ext. graphic cardDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, certified drivers
Size2/3
Introduced01.06.2007 07.01.2010
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 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 27822     avg: 32843     median: 35198 (37%)     max: 35509 Points
min: 27822     avg: 32843     median: 35198 (37%)     max: 35509 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 15060     avg: 16009     median: 15915 (8%)     max: 17144 Points
min: 15060     avg: 16008.5     median: 15915 (8%)     max: 17144 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 9344     avg: 9963     median: 9873 (19%)     max: 10375 Points
7095 Points (13%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M → 90% n=7

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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
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
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
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
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
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

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

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

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