NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M

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 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 1800MNVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M compare 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M compare 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M compare 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M compare 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M compare 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M compare 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M compare 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M compare 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M compare 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M compare 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M compare 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M compare 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M compare 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M compare 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M compare 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M compare 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M compare 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M compare 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M compare 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M compare 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M compare 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M compare 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M compare 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M compare 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
ArchitectureGT2xxG7x
Cores72 - unified20 / 7
Core560 MHz375 MHz
Shader1125 MHz
Memory1100 MHz500 MHz
Bus128 Bit256 Bit
MemoryDDR3, GDDR5GDDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB512 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 9c, 3.0
Technology40 nm90 nm
FeaturesPowerMizer 9.0, EnergyStar (3.8W), 16x FSAA Support, CUDA, NVIEW, OpenGL 3.290nm
Size1/32/3
Introduced01.02.2010 18.04.2006
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.html
CodenameG71GLM
Transistors278 Million
PCI-E, 90nm

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
26279 Points (27%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 14650     avg: 15283     median: 15283 (8%)     max: 15916 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
15249 Points (22%)
min: 6386     avg: 6666     median: 6400 (9%)     max: 7212 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.6 Points (84%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
5 Points (63%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 48% n=2

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

F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

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

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Quadro FX 1500M:
114.5  fps
med. 640x480
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.6  fps
high 800x600
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.9  fps
ultra 1024x768
Quadro FX 1500M:
109.3  fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1500M:
380.7  fps

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