NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M

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 1800MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M (compare) 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 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 (compare) 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 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 (compare) 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
ArchitectureGT2xxG9x
72 - 128 -
Core560 MHz550 MHz
Shader1125 MHz1375 MHz
Memory1100 MHz800 MHz
Bus128 Bit256 Bit
MemoryDDR3, GDDR5GDDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB1024 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 10, 4.0
Technology40 nm65 nm
FeaturesPowerMizer 9.0, EnergyStar (3.8W), 16x FSAA Support, CUDA, NVIEW, OpenGL 3.2OpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0
Size
Introduced01.02.2010 14.08.2008
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
CodenameNB9E-GLM3
Transistors754 Million

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
15249 Points (29%)
15759 Points (30%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
25.5 fps (53%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
32 fps (67%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
34.6 fps (73%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
59.6 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
29.8 fps (58%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
54.6 fps (81%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
22 fps (57%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
26.4 fps (54%)
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 3700M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M → 114%

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

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
Quadro FX 3700M:
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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
Quadro FX 3700M:
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