NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M

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 380MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M compare 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M compare 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M compare 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M compare 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M compare 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M compare 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M compare 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M compare 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M compare 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M compare 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M compare 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M compare 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Quadro FX 3800M compare 128 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M 128 @ 0.55 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M compare 96 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M compare 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1800M compare 72 @ 0.56 GHz128 Bit @ 1100 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M compare 48 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M compare 48 @ 0.55 GHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M compare 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M compare 32 @ 0.63 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M compare 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M compare 32 @ 0.5 GHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M compare 32 @ 0.48 GHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 380M 16 @ 0.63 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 370M compare 8 @ 0.58 GHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M compare 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M compare 4/3 cores @ 0.45 GHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
Codenamen10m-glmNB9E-GLM3
ArchitectureGT2xxG9x
Pipelines16 - unified128 - unified
Core Speed625 MHz550 MHz
Shader Speed1530 MHz1375 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR3GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB1024 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors260 Million754 Million
technology40 nm65 nm
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, certified driversOpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0
Date of Announcement07.01.2010 14.08.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
7095 Points (10%)
15759 Points (23%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M
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 R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M

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

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M → 260% 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

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