NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M

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 370M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M is an entry level graphics card for mobile workstations (laptops). It is based on the same core as the Quadro NVS 160M and the GeForce 9200M / 9300M GS. The drivers are optimized for OpenGL applications and professional 3D applications like CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. Furthermore, the drivers are certified to work with the most popular apps without problems.

The gaming performance is a bit below the similar 9200M / 9300M chip because of the professional drivers and therefore the GPU is only capable of displaying low end games fluently. Modern intensive 3D games wont run fluently or only with very low detail settings.

As the 9300M series, the Quadro FX 370M supports PureVideo HD to decode (HD) videos in the GPU.

The performance of the chip also depends on the used graphics memory. Either fast GDDR3 memory (clocked at 700 MHz) or slow GDDR2 (with 400MHz) can be used by the laptop manufacturer.

In the Dell Precision M2400, only GDDR2 graphics memory is used, leading to a slow performance (e.g. Doom3 - ultra 40fps). According to Dell the graphics card needs 20 Watt.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800MNVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
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 compare 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 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 compare 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 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
ArchitectureGT2xx
Cores72 - unified8 - unified
Core560 MHz580 MHz
Shader1125 MHz1450 MHz
Memory1100 MHz700 MHz
Bus128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryDDR3, GDDR5GDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB256 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 10, 4.0
Technology40 nm65 nm
FeaturesPowerMizer 9.0, EnergyStar (3.8W), 16x FSAA Support, CUDA, NVIEW, OpenGL 3.2
Size1/3
Introduced01.02.2010 15.08.2008
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
CodenameNB9M-GLM
OpenGL 2.1, max. 1920x1200 (digital) bzw 2048x1536 (analog), max. 2 unabhängige Displays, PCI-Express x16, optionale Interfaces (des Chips): DP, VGA, DVI, LVDS, HDMI

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
13622 Points (14%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
5532 Points (3%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
15249 Points (22%)
3290 Points (5%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
12.3 (26%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
16.8 (35%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
12 (25%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
27.3 (15%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
13.7 (27%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
21.8 (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
6.8 (18%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
5.1 (10%)
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 R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
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 370M → 21% n=2

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

Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Quadro FX 370M:
97  fps
med. 640x480
Quadro FX 370M:
97.1  fps
high 800x600
Quadro FX 370M:
65.4  fps
ultra 1024x768
Quadro FX 370M:
39.9  fps

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