NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M

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This is a professional video card for notebooks from NVidia It is based on 7900GTX.

The application performance is very good due to special professional drivers (3D rendering, CAD), but the gaming performance is weaker. With modded drivers, it should work like a 7900 GTX.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M is a professional graphics card for CAD, DCC and other modeling applications based upon the 8800M GTX consumer card (G92 architecture). It was a high-end card at the time of announcement. Certified drivers grant error-free and faster performance in professional applications. The FX 3600M was later succeeded by the more efficient 55nm FX 2800M and FX 3800M, both of which still utilize the G92 architecture.

The most important aspect of the Quadro FX 3600M is its use "Unified Shaders". There no longer exist any dedicated pixel or vertex shaders. Instead, the FX 3600M uses 64 so-called stream processors to handle most of the graphics work previously processed by pixel and vertex shaders. Furthermore, the shader units are clocked higher than the GPU core (1250 MHz).

The performance of the FX 3600M shoul be higher than the 1600M due to the 256 bit wide memory bus and the high number of Unified Shaders. According to Nvidia, the GPU is best suited for modelling large 3D scenes and complex models.

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 2500MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3600MNVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
CodenameG71glmNB8E-GLMNB8P-GLM
ArchitectureG7xG9xG8x
24 / 8 96 - 32 -
Core500 MHz500 MHz625 MHz
Memory600 MHz800 MHz800 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory512 MB512 MB256 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 9c, 3.0DirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Transistors278 Million754 Million289 Million
Technology90 nm65 nm80 nm
Features90nmPureVideo technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoding acceleration), HDCP-capable, PowerMizer 7.0 energy administration (dynamic switching between performance and energy saving), HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting), designed for Windows Vista, supports Dual-Link DVI-D exits for TFT resolutions up to 2560x1600, LVDS, VGA, HDTV, HDCP, HDMI, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread technologyPureVideo, video scaling, LCDs with 1920x1200 pixel, PCI-Express, connection for ext. graphic card
Size
Introduced29.09.2005 23.02.2008 01.06.2007
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadrofx_36...http://www.nvidia.com/page/nb_chipset.html
Shader1250 MHz1250 MHz
MXM Factor IIICG 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

3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
27600 Points (29%)
41502 Points (43%)
min: 27822     avg: 32843     median: 35198 (37%)     max: 35509 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 18100     avg: 18341.5     median: 18341 (10%)     max: 18583 Points
26705 Points (14%)
min: 15060     avg: 16008.5     median: 15915 (8%)     max: 17144 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 8400     avg: 8450     median: 8450 (16%)     max: 8500 Points
min: 13176     avg: 13949.5     median: 13949 (26%)     max: 14723 Points
min: 9344     avg: 9962.8     median: 9873 (19%)     max: 10375 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 145%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 102%

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

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
98.1  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
83.2 84.2 ~ 84 fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
59.5  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
31.5 33.3 ~ 32 fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.6 14.4 15.9 ~ 15 fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
119.5  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
12.7 72.2 73.1 ~ 53 fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
53.2  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
23.5 29.6 ~ 27 fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
29  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.2 15.6 ~ 14 fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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Quadro FX 1600M:
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World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
63  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
36 37 ~ 37 fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
41  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
21 23 ~ 22 fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
Quadro FX 3600M:
503  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
444 476 493 ~ 471 fps
med. 800x600
Quadro FX 3600M:
230  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
153 162 167 ~ 161 fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
103  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
56 56 59 ~ 57 fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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Quadro FX 1600M:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Quadro FX 3600M:
176.5  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.8 173.6 ~ 167 fps
med. 640x480
Quadro FX 3600M:
177.3  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
164.3 174 ~ 169 fps
high 800x600
Quadro FX 3600M:
175.1  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.6 165 ~ 163 fps
ultra 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
167.8  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
129.1 129.2 ~ 129 fps
Quadro FX 3600M:
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Quadro FX 1600M:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
548.9  fps
Quadro FX 1600M:
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