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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

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 3700M

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The Nvidia GeForce FX 3700M is a professional high-end workstation graphics card for laptops. It is manufactured in 65nm and is based on the G92 core with all 128 shaders enabled. The GPU is most comparable to the consumer GeForce GTX 280M with the largest difference being the manufacturing process (65nm of the 3700M vs 55nm of the 280M). The immediate successor to the 3700M is the Quadro FX 3800M, which is based on the GeForce GTX 285M but with higher clock rates and relatively similar power consumption demands.

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 1800MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3700MNVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
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
ArchitectureGT2xxG9xG8x
Pipelines72 - unified128 - unified32 - unified
Core Speed560 MHz550 MHz625 MHz
Shader Speed1125 MHz1375 MHz1250 MHz
Memory Speed1100 MHz800 MHz800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit256 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3, GDDR5GDDR3GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB1024 MB512 MB
Shared Memorynonono
APIDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1DirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption45 Watt75 Watt50 Watt
technology40 nm65 nm80 nm
FeaturesPowerMizer 9.0, EnergyStar (3.8W), 16x FSAA Support, CUDA, NVIEW, OpenGL 3.2OpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0PureVideo, video scaling, LCDs with 1920x1200 pixel, PCI-Express, connection for ext. graphic card
Notebook Sizemedium sizedlargelarge
Date of Announcement01.02.2010 14.08.2008 01.06.2007
Link to Manufacturer Pagewww.nvidia.comwww.nvidia.comwww.nvidia.com
CodenameNB9E-GLM3NB8P-GLM
Transistors754 Million289 Million
InformationCG 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

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 3444     avg: 3452     median: 3451.5 (1%)     max: 3459 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
5053 Points (1%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 2774     avg: 2801     median: 2800.5 (2%)     max: 2827 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
4326 Points (2%)
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
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
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
15249 Points (17%)
15759 Points (17%)
min: 9344     avg: 9963     median: 9873 (11%)     max: 10375 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DMark 06
min: 7416     avg: 7573     median: 7572.5 (10%)     max: 7729 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
min: 10430     avg: 10847     median: 11000 (14%)     max: 11111 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
min: 4798     avg: 4916     median: 4915.5 (6%)     max: 5033 Points
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
3DMark 06
min: 4535     avg: 4623     median: 4622.5 (6%)     max: 4710 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
3DMark 06
5608 Points (7%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
25.5 Points (53%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
32 Points (67%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
34.6 Points (73%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
59.6 Points (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
29.8 Points (58%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
54.6 Points (81%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
22 Points (57%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
26.4 Points (54%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 snx-01
12.4 fps (7%)
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 tcvis-02
13 fps (7%)
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 sw-02
28.1 fps (21%)
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 proe-05
7.5 fps (9%)
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 maya-03
16.6 fps (13%)
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 lightwave-01
39 fps (42%)
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 ensight-04
12.3 fps (6%)
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 catia-03
17.5 fps (9%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.6 Points (84%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
5 Points (63%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
4481 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
min: 3899     avg: 4670     median: 4885 (3%)     max: 5226 Points
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
20 fps (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
29.8 fps (10%)

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

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M → 124% n=2

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 65% n=2

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
Quadro FX 3700M:
55.6  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3700M:
39.9  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro FX 3700M:
19.1  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3700M:
39.2  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 3700M:
45.2  fps
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
Quadro FX 1600M:
444 476 493 ~ 471 fps
med. 800x600
Quadro FX 1600M:
153 162 167 ~ 161 fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
56 56 59 ~ 57 fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

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

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
549  fps
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700Mlowmed.highultraQHD4K
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto55.639.919.13
Supreme Commander - FA Bench39.1745.15
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Crysis - GPU Benchmark843215
Crysis - CPU Benchmark532714
World in Conflict - Benchmark3722
F.E.A.R.47116157
Doom 3167169163129
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo549
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