NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M

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 3800M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M is a mobile workstation graphics card for high end laptops. It is based on the Geforce GTX 280M core (G92 core) and features 128 CUDA cores (unified shaders).

Compared to the Quadro FX 3700M, the Quadro FX 3800M features a higher clock speed and is manufacturered in 55nm (compared to 65nm of the 3700M). In fact, the FX3800M is clocked even higher than the consumer GeForce GTX 280M and performs notably better as a result.

The Quadro FX series of cards are optimized for professional applications like CAD or DCC. Notably, OpenGL performance should be much improved compared to  consumer GeForce cards of similar specifications.

At the time its announcement (December 2009), the FX 3800M was the fastest workstation graphics card for laptops.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M 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 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 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 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
ArchitectureGT2xxG9x
Cores72 - unified128 - unified
Core560 MHz675 MHz
Shader1125 MHz1688 MHz
Memory1100 MHz1000 MHz
Bus128 Bit256 Bit
MemoryDDR3, GDDR5GDDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB1024 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 10, 4.0
Technology40 nm55 nm
FeaturesPowerMizer 9.0, EnergyStar (3.8W), 16x FSAA Support, CUDA, NVIEW, OpenGL 3.2OpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0
Size1/32/3
Introduced01.02.2010 20.12.2009
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
CodenameN10E-GLM4
Transistors754 Million

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 32886     avg: 34790     median: 34790 (36%)     max: 36694 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 33146     avg: 37082     median: 38191 (20%)     max: 39909 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
15249 Points (22%)
min: 16593     avg: 18199     median: 18043 (26%)     max: 19960 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
32.8 (68%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
45.8 (96%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
min: 47.37     avg: 47.4     median: 47.4 (100%)     max: 47.369998931884766
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
59.7 (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
min: 51.12     avg: 51.1     median: 51.1 (100%)     max: 51.119998931884766
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
59.7 (88%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
38.5 (100%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
35.3 (72%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.6 Points (84%)
6.9 Points (87%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
5 Points (63%)
6.9 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M → 138% n=15

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

Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
230.6  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
124.2  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
64.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 3800M:
31.8  fps
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
78.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 3800M:
40.9  fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 3800M:
97  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
82  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 3800M:
29.9  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
142.8  fps
ultra 1280x1024
Quadro FX 3800M:
61.9  fps

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