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NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M is a mobile workstation graphics card for high-end laptops. It is based on the Geforce 9800M GT / G92 core but features a higher clock rate and is produced in a 55nm fabrication process versus 65nm of the 9800M GT.

The Quadro FX series of cards are optimized for professional applications like CAD or DCC. OpenGL performance especially should be noticeably better compared to consumer GeForce cards.

The Quadro FX2800M is found in mobile workstations like the Dell M6500 and supports DirectX 10.0 and OpenGL 2.1. In the Dell laptops, the card is able to output up to two displays simultaneously (DisplayPort up to 2560x1600, DVI/HDMI up to 1920x1200). Dell claims a thermal power draw of 65 Watts while Nvidia rates the GPU at 75 Watt TDP.

Due to the relatively high power consumption of 65 to 75 Watts (TDP) and a 10 Watt idle mode, the Quadro FX 2800M is normally only foud in medium to large laptops with powerful cooling solutions.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
Quadro FX Series

Quadro FX 3800M

128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz

Quadro FX 3700M

128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz

Quadro FX 3600M

96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 2700M

48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 880M

48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz

Quadro FX 3500M

24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro FX 2500M

24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz

Quadro FX 1700M

32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 1600M

32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 1500M

20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz

Quadro FX 770M

32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

Quadro FX 570M

32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro FX 370M

8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz

Quadro FX 360M

16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz

Quadro FX 350M

4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
CodenameNB10-GLM3
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines96 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Shader Speed *1500 MHz
Memory Speed *1000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption75 Watt
Transistors754 Million
technology55 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement01.12.2009
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5000      avg: 5037 (10%)     median: 5037 (10%)     max: 5074 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5779      avg: 5783 (12%)     median: 5783 (12%)     max: 5787 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 11162      avg: 11358.5 (30%)     median: 11358.5 (30%)     max: 11555 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16310      avg: 16935.5 (46%)     median: 16935.5 (46%)     max: 17561 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 33900      avg: 33900 (23%)     median: 33900 (23%)     max: 33900 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5006      avg: 6037.5 (23%)     median: 6037.5 (23%)     max: 7069 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 13.58      avg: 14.7 (23%)     median: 13.9 (22%)     max: 16.55 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 15.1      avg: 15.9 (27%)     median: 15.3 (26%)     max: 17.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.73      avg: 14.1 (22%)     median: 7.5 (12%)     max: 28 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.67      avg: 5.1 (27%)     median: 4.7 (25%)     max: 5.89 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.2      avg: 7 (6%)     median: 7.4 (7%)     max: 7.5 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.99      avg: 16.2 (20%)     median: 8.5 (11%)     max: 32 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 10.8      avg: 11.9 (12%)     median: 11.1 (11%)     max: 13.7 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.53      avg: 13.4 (19%)     median: 9.7 (14%)     max: 20.92 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 32.33      avg: 32.3 (67%)     median: 32.3 (67%)     max: 32.33 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 38.95      avg: 39 (82%)     median: 39 (82%)     max: 38.95 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 43.97      avg: 44 (93%)     median: 44 (93%)     max: 43.97 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 59.57      avg: 59.6 (32%)     median: 59.6 (32%)     max: 59.57 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 42.59      avg: 42.6 (83%)     median: 42.6 (83%)     max: 42.59 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 59.54      avg: 59.5 (88%)     median: 59.5 (88%)     max: 59.54 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 35.2      avg: 35.2 (91%)     median: 35.2 (91%)     max: 35.2 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 31.28      avg: 31.3 (64%)     median: 31.3 (64%)     max: 31.28 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 28.16      avg: 28.8 (23%)     median: 28.8 (23%)     max: 29.36 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 6.8      avg: 6.8 (100%)     median: 6.8 (100%)     max: 6.8 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 6.8      avg: 6.8 (100%)     median: 6.8 (100%)     max: 6.8 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
63.2  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
56.1  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
48.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
StarCraft 2
low 1024x768
158  fps      Compare
med. 1360x768
60  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
52  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
med. 1366x768
58.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
41.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
23.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
158.1  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
79  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
66.7  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
41.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2
low 800x600
96.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
89.5  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
62.6  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

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

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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M graphics card

HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800M: Intel Core i7 820QM, 17.0", 3.8 kg
  Review » Review HP EliteBook 8740w Mobile Workstation

Lenovo Thinkpad W701 2500-2EG: Intel Core i7 720QM, 17.2", 3.9 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo Thinkpad W701 Notebook

HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800M: Intel Core i7 820QM, 17.0", 3.8 kg
  External Review » HP Elitebook 8740w 820QM/FX2800M

Lenovo Thinkpad W701 2500-2EG: Intel Core i7 720QM, 17.2", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Thinkpad W701 2500-2EG

Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds-2500: Intel Core i7 820QM, 17.3", 4.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds-2500

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)