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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 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 16310     avg: 16935.5 (36%)     median: 16935.5 (36%)     max: 17561 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 33900     avg: 33900 (19%)     median: 33900 (19%)     max: 33900 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
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min: 5006     avg: 6037.5 (23%)     median: 6037.5 (23%)     max: 7069 Points
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
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100%
min: 32.33     avg: 32.3 (67%)     median: 32.3 (67%)     max: 32.33 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
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min: 38.95     avg: 39 (82%)     median: 39 (82%)     max: 38.95 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
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100%
min: 43.97     avg: 44 (93%)     median: 44 (93%)     max: 43.97 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
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100%
min: 59.57     avg: 59.6 (32%)     median: 59.6 (32%)     max: 59.57 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
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min: 42.59     avg: 42.6 (83%)     median: 42.6 (83%)     max: 42.59 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
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min: 59.54     avg: 59.5 (88%)     median: 59.5 (88%)     max: 59.54 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
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min: 35.2     avg: 35.2 (91%)     median: 35.2 (91%)     max: 35.2 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
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min: 31.28     avg: 31.3 (64%)     median: 31.3 (64%)     max: 31.28 fps
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
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min: 6.8     avg: 6.8 (100%)     median: 6.8 (100%)     max: 6.8 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
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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

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
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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Playable games for each graphics card and their average FPS results.

Class 1
Titan X Pascal
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop)
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
Class 2
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
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)