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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro FX 1800M Quadro FX 1600M
Red Dead Redemption 2 1546% 1954%
Doom Eternal 1315% 1666%
Cyberpunk 2077 2162% 2721%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1546% 1954%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 915% 1167%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2162% 2721%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 2162% 2721%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2415% 3038%
Need For Speed Heat 1546% 1954%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 37% 21%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 1800M are noticeably better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M.

The Quadro FX 1800M was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 1600M, and so the Quadro FX 1800M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 1600M.

The Quadro FX 1800M has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 1600M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Quadro FX 1800M also has superior memory performance overall.

The Quadro FX 1800M has 44.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 1600M, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 1800M is noticeably better than the Quadro FX 1600M.

The Quadro FX 1800M has 72 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 1600M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The Quadro FX 1800M transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 1600M. This means that the Quadro FX 1800M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 1600M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the Quadro FX 1800M should consume less power than the Quadro FX 1600M.

The Quadro FX 1800M requires 45 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 1600M requires 50 Watts. The Quadro FX 1600M requires 5 Watts more than the Quadro FX 1800M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 1600M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro FX 1800M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed560 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Feb 2010vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1100 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth70.4GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units72vs-
Actual Shader Performance2%vs-
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power45 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.2vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro FX 1800M is the preferred professional graphics solution for 15.6” mobile workstations. Featuring the NVIDIA® CUDA™ architecture, 30-bit color accuracy, and certified for the most demanding CAD and DCC professional applications, Quadro FX 1800M GPUs deliver a power efficient, phenomenal visual experience for users on the go.The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
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