NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

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 3600MNVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M compare 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M compare 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M compare 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M compare 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M compare 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M compare 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M compare 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M compare 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M compare 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M compare 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M compare 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M compare 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M compare 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M compare 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M compare 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M compare 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M compare 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M compare 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M compare 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M compare 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M compare 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M compare 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M compare 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M compare 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M compare 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M compare 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M compare 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M compare 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M compare 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M compare 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M compare 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M compare 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
CodenameNB8E-GLMNB8P-GLM
ArchitectureG9xG8x
Pipelines96 - unified32 - unified
Core Speed500 MHz625 MHz
Shader Speed1250 MHz1250 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB256 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors754 Million289 Million
technology65 nm80 nm
FeaturesPureVideo 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
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement23.02.2008 01.06.2007
InformationMXM 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
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadrofx_36...http://www.nvidia.com/page/nb_chipset.html

Benchmarks

3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
41502 Points (43%)
min: 27822     avg: 32843     median: 35198 (37%)     max: 35509 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
26705 Points (18%)
min: 15060     avg: 16009     median: 15915 (11%)     max: 17144 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 13176     avg: 13950     median: 13949.5 (38%)     max: 14723 Points
min: 9344     avg: 9963     median: 9873 (27%)     max: 10375 Points
3DMark 06 Score + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
Score + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 71% n=5

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
98.1  fps
86%
Quadro FX 1600M:
83.2 84.2 ~ 84 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
59.5  fps
54%
Quadro FX 1600M:
31.5 33.3 ~ 32 fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.6 14.4 15.9 ~ 15 fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
119.5  fps
44%
Quadro FX 1600M:
12.7 72.2 73.1 ~ 53 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
53.2  fps
51%
Quadro FX 1600M:
23.5 29.6 ~ 27 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
29  fps
48%
Quadro FX 1600M:
13.2 15.6 ~ 14 fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
63  fps
59%
Quadro FX 1600M:
36 37 ~ 37 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
41  fps
54%
Quadro FX 1600M:
21 23 ~ 22 fps
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
503  fps
94%
Quadro FX 1600M:
444 476 493 ~ 471 fps
med. 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
230  fps
70%
Quadro FX 1600M:
153 162 167 ~ 161 fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
103  fps
55%
Quadro FX 1600M:
56 56 59 ~ 57 fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
176.5  fps
95%
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.8 173.6 ~ 167 fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
177.3  fps
95%
Quadro FX 1600M:
164.3 174 ~ 169 fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
175.1  fps
93%
Quadro FX 1600M:
160.6 165 ~ 163 fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
167.8  fps
77%
Quadro FX 1600M:
129.1 129.2 ~ 129 fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 1600M:
548.9  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M → 70%

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