NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M► remove
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 360M► remove
For CAD and professional applications certified GPU based on the 8400M GS. The higher power consumption of 17 Watt versus 11 Watt of the 8400M GS indicates a higher performance.
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 3600M||NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M||NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M|
|Quadro FX Series|
|Cores||96 - unified||16 - unified||24 / 8|
|Core||500 MHz||400 MHz||500 MHz|
|Shader||1250 MHz||800 MHz|
|Memory||800 MHz||600 MHz||600 MHz|
|Bus||256 Bit||64 Bit||256 Bit|
|Max. Memory||512 MB||256 MB||512 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 10, 4.0||DirectX 10, 4.0||DirectX 9c, 3.0|
|Transistors||754 Million||210 Million||278 Million|
|Technology||65 nm||80 nm||90 nm|
|Features||PureVideo 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 technology||PowerMizer 7.0, HDR, designed for Vista, 128 Bit HDR, OpenGl 2.1||90nm|
|MXM Factor III|