NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M

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 880M

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The NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M is a professional middle class graphics card for mobile workstations (about 15"). It is based on the GeForce GT 330M graphics card with slower clock rates and therefore is a DirectX 10.1 chip that is produced in 40nm. 

Due to a special BIOS and professional drivers, the FX 880M should perform noticeably better than a 330M in professional applications (like CAD, DCC, Rendering). Another advantage for professional users are the certified drivers that should ensure a bug free experience with the most common professional applications. Futhermore, the Quadro FX drivers contain profiles for these applications to ensure the best settings (similar to the game profiles in GeForce cards).

The Quadro FX 880M is also based on the GT216 core in 40nm. The shaders are based on the desktop GTX 200 architecture and therefore a bit improved compared to the previous generation cards.

Without load, the Quadro FX 880M is able to downclock to 135 / 270 / 135 MHz (chip / shader / memory clock).

The gaming performance of the FX 880M should be beyond the GT 330M, because of the different drivers. Gamers should choose a GeForce card because of the better game support.

The chip supports Optimus for automatic switching between dedicated and integrated graphics card (e.g. in the new Core i5 CPUs). Still Optimus was for example not integrated in the Lenovo Thinkpad W510.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 370MNVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
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 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 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 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
CodenameNB9M-GLMN10P-GLM
Cores8 - unified48 - unified
Core580 MHz550 MHz
Shader1450 MHz1210 MHz
Memory700 MHz790 MHz
Bus64 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR2, GDDR3GDDR3, DDR3
Max. Memory256 MB1024 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
Size1/3

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
13622 Points (14%)
min: 28169     avg: 32291     median: 33331 (35%)     max: 34331 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
5532 Points (3%)
min: 18796     avg: 18980     median: 19002 (10%)     max: 19137 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
3290 Points (6%)
min: 13154     avg: 13217     median: 13185 (25%)     max: 13298 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
12.3 (26%)
47.8 (99%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
16.8 (35%)
47.6 (100%)
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%)
60.1 (32%)
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%)
58.1 (86%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
6.8 (18%)
24.4 (63%)
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 880M

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

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M → 259% n=13

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

Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
129.2  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 880M:
90.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
50.4  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
155  fps
med. 1360x768
Quadro FX 880M:
42  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 880M:
29  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
12  fps
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
58.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Quadro FX 880M:
30.4  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro FX 880M:
16.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
9.7  fps
low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
124.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
42.2  fps
high 1366x768
Quadro FX 880M:
35.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
21  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
75.4  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
29.8 33.4 ~ 32 fps
high 1366x768
Quadro FX 880M:
18.2 20.6 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
12.7  fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
79.3  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
45.7 47.8 ~ 47 fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 880M:
20 39 ~ 30 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 880M:
12.8  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
59.7 60 131 147.3 ~ 100 fps
ultra 1280x1024
Quadro FX 880M:
19 19.1 20.5 23 ~ 20 fps
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
179.6  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
65.9  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro FX 880M:
42.3  fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
Quadro FX 880M:
93.3  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
32.4  fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
48.7  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro FX 880M:
28.9  fps
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
Quadro FX 880M:
225.7  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
60  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro FX 880M:
59.9  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
29.9  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 880M:
28.2  fps
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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