NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M

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 880M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M is a professional middle class graphics card for mobile workstations (about 15"). It is based on the GeForce GT 330M graphics card with slower clock rates and therefore is a DirectX 10.1 chip that is produced in 40nm. 

Due to a special BIOS and professional drivers, the FX 880M should perform noticeably better than a 330M in professional applications (like CAD, DCC, Rendering). Another advantage for professional users are the certified drivers that should ensure a bug free experience with the most common professional applications. Futhermore, the Quadro FX drivers contain profiles for these applications to ensure the best settings (similar to the game profiles in GeForce cards).

The Quadro FX 880M is also based on the GT216 core in 40nm. The shaders are based on the desktop GTX 200 architecture and therefore a bit improved compared to the previous generation cards.

Without load, the Quadro FX 880M is able to downclock to 135 / 270 / 135 MHz (chip / shader / memory clock).

The gaming performance of the FX 880M should be beyond the GT 330M, because of the different drivers. Gamers should choose a GeForce card because of the better game support.

The chip supports Optimus for automatic switching between dedicated and integrated graphics card (e.g. in the new Core i5 CPUs). Still Optimus was for example not integrated in the Lenovo Thinkpad W510.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M

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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M is the version of 7900 GS video card for notebooks, which is optimized for CAD and professional 3D-applications. Technically, it has the same or similar chip (G71 architecture), but with other Bios and support for professional drivers.

The gaming performance is clearly worse than the 7900 GS (because of the application optimizing). Nonetheless, the most modded drivers can be used, so the Quadro FX 1500M is more a 7900 GS (for the operating system).

NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500MNVIDIA Quadro FX 880MNVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
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
CodenameG71glmN10P-GLMG71GLM
ArchitectureG7xGT2xxG7x
24 / 8 48 - 20 / 7
Core500 MHz550 MHz375 MHz
Memory600 MHz790 MHz500 MHz
Bus256 Bit128 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3, DDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory512 MB1024 MB512 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 9c, 3.0DirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 9c, 3.0
Transistors278 Million278 Million
Technology90 nm40 nm90 nm
Features90nm90nm
Size
Introduced29.09.2005 07.01.2010 18.04.2006
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.html
Shader1210 MHz
PCI-E, 90nm

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
27600 Points (29%)
min: 28169     avg: 32291     median: 33331 (35%)     max: 34331 Points
26279 Points (27%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 18100     avg: 18342     median: 18341.5 (10%)     max: 18583 Points
min: 18796     avg: 18980     median: 19002 (10%)     max: 19137 Points
min: 14650     avg: 15283     median: 15283 (8%)     max: 15916 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 8400     avg: 8450     median: 8450 (16%)     max: 8500 Points
min: 13154     avg: 13217     median: 13185 (25%)     max: 13298 Points
min: 6386     avg: 6666     median: 6400 (12%)     max: 7212 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
47.8 fps (99%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
47.6 fps (100%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
60.1 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
58.1 fps (86%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
24.4 fps (63%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.4 points (81%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.4 points (81%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M → 105%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M → 84%

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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 880M:
129.2  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 880M:
90.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
50.4  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
»
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
155  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro FX 880M:
42  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 880M:
29  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
12  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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low 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
58.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro FX 880M:
30.4  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro FX 880M:
16.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
9.7  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
124.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
42.2  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro FX 880M:
35.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
21  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
75.4  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
29.8 33.4 ~ 32 fps
high 1366x768
Quadro FX 880M:
18.2 20.6 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
12.7  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
79.3  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
45.7 47.8 ~ 47 fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 880M:
20 39 ~ 30 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
12.8  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
59.7 60 131 147.3 ~ 100 fps
ultra 1280x1024
Quadro FX 880M:
19 19.1 20.5 23 ~ 20 fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
179.6  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
65.9  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro FX 880M:
42.3  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
Quadro FX 880M:
93.3  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
32.4  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
48.7  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro FX 880M:
28.9  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
225.7  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
60  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro FX 880M:
59.9  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
29.9  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
28.2  fps
Quadro FX 880M:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
Quadro FX 1500M:
259  fps
med. 800x600
Quadro FX 1500M:
143  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1500M:
63  fps
Quadro FX 1500M:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Quadro FX 1500M:
114.5  fps
med. 640x480
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.6  fps
high 800x600
Quadro FX 1500M:
113.9  fps
ultra 1024x768
Quadro FX 1500M:
109.3  fps
Quadro FX 1500M:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1500M:
380.7  fps
Quadro FX 1500M:
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