NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M

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 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 370MNVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
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 compare 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 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 compare 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 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
CodenameNB9M-GLMn10m-glm
Cores8 - unified16 - unified
Core580 MHz625 MHz
Shader1450 MHz1530 MHz
Memory700 MHz800 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR2, GDDR3GDDR3, DDR3
Max. Memory256 MB512 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10.1, 4.1
Technology65 nm40 nm
Introduced15.08.2008 07.01.2010
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
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
ArchitectureGT2xx
Transistors260 Million
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, certified drivers

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
13622 Points (14%)
13622 Points (14%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
5532 Points (3%)
5532 Points (3%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
3290 Points (6%)
7095 Points (13%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
12.3 (26%)
12.3 (26%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
16.8 (35%)
16.8 (35%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
12 (25%)
12 (25%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
27.3 (15%)
27.3 (15%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
13.7 (27%)
13.7 (27%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
21.8 (32%)
21.8 (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
6.8 (18%)
6.8 (18%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
5.1 (10%)
5.1 (10%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M → 100% n=13

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M → 119% n=13

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

Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 370M:
97  fps
med. 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 370M:
97.1  fps
high 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 370M:
65.4  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 370M:
39.9  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

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