NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M► remove
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► remove
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 1700M► remove
The Nvidia Quadro FX 1700M is a professional graphics adapter for CAD and 3D applications. It is based on the G96 core (GeForce 9650M e.g.) but with different drivers, that are optimized for OpenGL and professional applications. The drivers are zertified to work flawlessly with different applications.
Compared to the Quadro FX 1600M, the FX 1700M GPU supports Powermizer 8.0.
|NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M||NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M||NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700M|
|Quadro FX Series|
|24 / 8||48 -||32 -|
|Core||500 MHz||550 MHz||625 MHz|
|Memory||600 MHz||790 MHz||800 MHz|
|Bus||256 Bit||128 Bit||128 Bit|
|Max. Memory||512 MB||1024 MB||256 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 9c, 3.0||DirectX 10.1, 4.1||DirectX 10, 4.0|
|Transistors||278 Million||289 Million|
|Technology||90 nm||40 nm||65 nm|
|Features||90nm||OpenGL 2.1, PureVideo HD, Powermizer 8.0, possible interfaces: LVDS, DVI, VGA, HDTV, HDCP, HDMI|
|Shader||1210 MHz||1250 MHz|
|CG shading language, 32 Bit floating point precision, 12 Bit subpixel precision, 128 Bit precision of the graphics pipeline, FSAA with rotated raster, nView Mutlidisplay Support, High-Precision-Dynamic-Range (HPDR), Hardware 3D Clipping on window recognision, full screen AA|