NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M

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 370M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M is an entry level graphics card for mobile workstations (laptops). It is based on the same core as the Quadro NVS 160M and the GeForce 9200M / 9300M GS. The drivers are optimized for OpenGL applications and professional 3D applications like CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. Furthermore, the drivers are certified to work with the most popular apps without problems.

The gaming performance is a bit below the similar 9200M / 9300M chip because of the professional drivers and therefore the GPU is only capable of displaying low end games fluently. Modern intensive 3D games wont run fluently or only with very low detail settings.

As the 9300M series, the Quadro FX 370M supports PureVideo HD to decode (HD) videos in the GPU.

The performance of the chip also depends on the used graphics memory. Either fast GDDR3 memory (clocked at 700 MHz) or slow GDDR2 (with 400MHz) can be used by the laptop manufacturer.

In the Dell Precision M2400, only GDDR2 graphics memory is used, leading to a slow performance (e.g. Doom3 - ultra 40fps). According to Dell the graphics card needs 20 Watt.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600MNVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
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 compare 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 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 compare 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 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-GLMNB9M-GLM
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines96 - unified8 - unified
Core Speed500 MHz580 MHz
Shader Speed1250 MHz1450 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz700 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB256 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors754 Million
technology65 nm65 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 technology
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement23.02.2008 15.08.2008
InformationMXM Factor IIIOpenGL 2.1, max. 1920x1200 (digital) bzw 2048x1536 (analog), max. 2 unabhängige Displays, PCI-Express x16, optionale Interfaces (des Chips): DP, VGA, DVI, LVDS, HDMI
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/quadrofx_36...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...

Benchmarks

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
41502 Points (43%)
13622 Points (14%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
26705 Points (14%)
5532 Points (3%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 13176     avg: 13950     median: 13949.5 (26%)     max: 14723 Points
3290 Points (6%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 100% n=6

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M → 41% n=6

- 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
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
59.5  fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
119.5  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
53.2  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
29  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
63  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
41  fps
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
503  fps
med. 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
230  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
103  fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
176.5  fps
55%
Quadro FX 370M:
97  fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
177.3  fps
55%
Quadro FX 370M:
97.1  fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
175.1  fps
37%
Quadro FX 370M:
65.4  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 3600M:
167.8  fps
24%
Quadro FX 370M:
39.9  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M → 43%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 31%

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