NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M► remove from comparison
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 1500M► remove from comparison
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M is the version of 7900 GS video card for notebooks, which is optimized for CAD and professional 3D-applications. Technically, it has the same or similar chip (G71 architecture), but with other Bios and support for professional drivers.
The gaming performance is clearly worse than the 7900 GS (because of the application optimizing). Nonetheless, the most modded drivers can be used, so the Quadro FX 1500M is more a 7900 GS (for the operating system).
NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M► remove from comparison
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 360M||NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M||NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M|
|Quadro FX Series|
|Pipelines||16 - unified||20 / 7 Pixel- / Vertexshader||8 - unified|
|Core Speed||400 MHz||375 MHz||580 MHz|
|Shader Speed||800 MHz||1450 MHz|
|Memory Speed||600 MHz||500 MHz||700 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||64 Bit||256 Bit||64 Bit|
|Memory Type||GDDR3||GDDR3||GDDR2, GDDR3|
|Max. Amount of Memory||256 MB||512 MB||256 MB|
|API||DirectX 10, Shader 4.0||DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0||DirectX 10, Shader 4.0|
|Power Consumption||17 Watt||20 Watt||20 Watt|
|Transistors||210 Million||278 Million|
|technology||80 nm||90 nm||65 nm|
|Features||PowerMizer 7.0, HDR, designed for Vista, 128 Bit HDR, OpenGl 2.1||90nm|
|Date of Announcement||09.05.2007||18.04.2006||15.08.2008|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||http://www.nvidia.de/page/geforce_8400M....||http://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.html||http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...|
|Information||PCI-E, 90nm||OpenGL 2.1, max. 1920x1200 (digital) bzw 2048x1536 (analog), max. 2 unabhängige Displays, PCI-Express x16, optionale Interfaces (des Chips): DP, VGA, DVI, LVDS, HDMI|