NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M

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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

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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 380M

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The Nvidia Quadro FX 380M is a professional entry-level graphics card for mobile workstations. It is based on the GeForce 310M and therefore the 3D performance is not very good. Due to special drivers and optimizations, the performance for professional applications should be much better (than the 310M would perform). Another advantage are the certified drivers than ensure a good performance of professional applications without errors.

The card supports DirectX 10.1 and all the features of the G 310M (as it is based on the same GT218 core). Therefore PureVideo HD to decode HD videos with the graphics card is supported. The used Video Processor 4 (VP4) is able to fully decode H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and also MPEG-4 ASP (DivX or xVID) in hardware to minimize CPU load. MPEG-1 is not supported but can be easily handled by every modern CPU.

The gaming performance of the FX380M is similar to the GeForce 310M and therefore located in the entry level class. The professional drivers are however optimized for applications and may therefore deliver a worse performance. Modern 3D games like COD Modern Warfare 2 run only in low details and resolutions fluently. Some demanding games like NFS Shift or GTA4 wont run fluently at all. Less demanding games like SIMS 3 run in medium details and resolutions fluently. Therefore, the graphics card can not be recommended for gamers.

As the FX380M supports CUDA, DirectX Compute 10.1, and OpenCL, the shaders of the graphics processor can be used for other tasks than rendering images (e.g. faster encoding of videos).

The used GT218 core is manufactured in 40nm and based on the desktop GTX 200 architecture.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 360MNVIDIA Quadro FX 2500MNVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
CodenameNB8M-GLMG71glmn10m-glm
16 - 24 / 8 16 -
Core400 MHz500 MHz625 MHz
Shader800 MHz1530 MHz
Memory600 MHz600 MHz800 MHz
Bus64 Bit256 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3GDDR3, DDR3
Max. Memory256 MB512 MB512 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 9c, 3.0DirectX 10.1, 4.1
Transistors210 Million278 Million260 Million
Technology80 nm90 nm40 nm
FeaturesPowerMizer 7.0, HDR, designed for Vista, 128 Bit HDR, OpenGl 2.190nmDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, certified drivers
Introduced09.05.2007 29.09.2005 07.01.2010
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/geforce_8400M....http://www.nvidia.de/page/quadrofx_go.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
ArchitectureG7xGT2xx
Size

3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 13650     avg: 15053.5     median: 15053 (16%)     max: 16457 Points
27600 Points (29%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5580     avg: 6010     median: 6010 (3%)     max: 6440 Points
min: 18100     avg: 18341.5     median: 18341 (10%)     max: 18583 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 3365     avg: 3372     median: 3372 (6%)     max: 3379 Points
min: 8400     avg: 8450     median: 8450 (16%)     max: 8500 Points
7095 Points (13%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M → 259%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M → 223%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 360M:
10.1  fps
Quadro FX 360M:
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Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 360M:
7.4  fps
Quadro FX 360M:
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F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 360M:
328  fps
med. 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 360M:
62  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 360M:
17  fps
Quadro FX 360M:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 360M:
242.7  fps
Quadro FX 360M:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M → 100%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)