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NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M

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 3700M

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The Nvidia GeForce FX 3700M is a professional high-end workstation graphics card for laptops. It is manufactured in 65nm and is based on the G92 core with all 128 shaders enabled. The GPU is most comparable to the consumer GeForce GTX 280M with the largest difference being the manufacturing process (65nm of the 3700M vs 55nm of the 280M). The immediate successor to the 3700M is the Quadro FX 3800M, which is based on the GeForce GTX 285M but with higher clock rates and relatively similar power consumption demands.

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 380MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3700MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Codenamen10m-glmNB9E-GLM3NB8E-GLM
ArchitectureGT2xxG9xG9x
Pipelines16 - unified128 - unified96 - unified
Core Speed625 MHz550 MHz500 MHz
Shader Speed1530 MHz1375 MHz1250 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz800 MHz800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR3GDDR3GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB1024 MB512 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1DirectX 10, Shader 4.0DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors260 Million754 Million754 Million
technology40 nm65 nm65 nm
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, certified driversOpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0PureVideo 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
Date of Announcement07.01.2010 14.08.2008 23.02.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadrofx_36...
Notebook Sizelargelarge
InformationMXM Factor III

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
5053 Points (5%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
4326 Points (4%)
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
41502 Points (43%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
26705 Points (14%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
7095 Points (10%)
15759 Points (23%)
min: 13176     avg: 13950     median: 13949.5 (20%)     max: 14723 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
3DMark 06
3690 (7%)
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
7799 (14%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
3DMark 06
3687 Points (7%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
min: 10430     avg: 10847     median: 11000 (20%)     max: 11111 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
min: 8035     avg: 8136     median: 8135.5 (15%)     max: 8236 Points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
25.5 (53%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
32 (67%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
34.6 (73%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
59.6 (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
29.8 (58%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
54.6 (81%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
22 (57%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX
26.4 (54%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
4481 (21%)
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
6193 (29%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
29.8 fps (13%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M → 260% n=2

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M → 209% n=2

- 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.

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
Quadro FX 3700M:
55.6  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3700M:
39.9  fps
high 1280x1024
Quadro FX 3700M:
19.1  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3700M:
39.2  fps
high 1024x768
Quadro FX 3700M:
45.2  fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
98.1  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
59.5  fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

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

World in Conflict - Benchmark

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

F.E.A.R.

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

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
Quadro FX 3600M:
176.5  fps
med. 640x480
Quadro FX 3600M:
177.3  fps
high 800x600
Quadro FX 3600M:
175.1  fps
ultra 1024x768
Quadro FX 3600M:
167.8  fps

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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