NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 350M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M► remove from comparison
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 from comparison
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 350M► remove from comparison
The NVIDIA Quadro FX 350M is a professional workstation graphics card based on the old entry level NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300. Due to certified drivers, the FX 350M is suited for CAD and DCC applications. Still the 3D performance is not very good (even at the time of launch), therefore the card is better suited for 2D CAD applications.
|NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M||NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M||NVIDIA Quadro FX 350M|
|Quadro FX Series|
|Pipelines||24 / 8 Pixel- / Vertexshader||48 - unified||4 / 3 Pixel- / Vertexshader|
|Core Speed||500 MHz||550 MHz||450 MHz|
|Memory Speed||600 MHz||790 MHz||350 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||256 Bit||128 Bit||64 Bit|
|Memory Type||GDDR3||GDDR3, DDR3||DDR-3|
|Max. Amount of Memory||512 MB||1024 MB||64 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0||DirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1||DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0|
|Transistors||278 Million||112 Million|
|technology||90 nm||40 nm||90 nm|
|Features||90nm||PureVideo, UltraShadow II, Intellisample 4.0, CineFX 4.0, PowerMizer 6.0, High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighning|
|Notebook Size||large||medium sized|
|Date of Announcement||29.09.2005||07.01.2010||31.03.2006|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||http://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.html||http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...||http://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.html|
|Shader Speed||1210 MHz|
|Information||90nm, 112 Mio Transistoren, PCI-E|