NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M is a mobile workstation graphics card for high end laptops. It is based on the Geforce GTX 280M core (G92 core) and features 128 CUDA cores (unified shaders).

Compared to the Quadro FX 3700M, the Quadro FX 3800M features a higher clock speed and is manufacturered in 55nm (compared to 65nm of the 3700M). In fact, the FX3800M is clocked even higher than the consumer GeForce GTX 280M and performs notably better as a result.

The Quadro FX series of cards are optimized for professional applications like CAD or DCC. Notably, OpenGL performance should be much improved compared to  consumer GeForce cards of similar specifications.

At the time its announcement (December 2009), the FX 3800M was the fastest workstation graphics card for laptops.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M 128 @ 675MHz256 Bit @ 1000MHz

Quadro FX 3700M

128 @ 550MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz

Quadro FX 2800M

96 @ 600MHz256 Bit @ 1000MHz

Quadro FX 3600M

96 @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz

Quadro FX 2700M

48 @ 530MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz

Quadro FX 880M

48 @ 550MHz128 Bit @ 790MHz

Quadro FX 3500M

24/8 cores @ 575MHz256 Bit @ 700MHz

Quadro FX 2500M

24/8 cores @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 600MHz

Quadro FX 1700M

32 @ 625MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz

Quadro FX 1600M

32 @ 625MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz

Quadro FX 1500M

20/7 cores @ 375MHz256 Bit @ 500MHz

Quadro FX 770M

32 @ 500MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz

Quadro FX 570M

32 @ 475MHz128 Bit @ 700MHz

Quadro FX 370M

8 @ 580MHz64 Bit @ 700MHz

Quadro FX 360M

16 @ 400MHz64 Bit @ 600MHz

Quadro FX 350M

4/3 cores @ 450MHz64 Bit @ 350MHz
CodenameN10E-GLM4
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines128 - unified
Core Speed *675 MHz
Shader Speed *1688 MHz
Memory Speed *1000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption100 Watt
Transistors754 Million
technology55 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement20.12.2009
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: 5758      avg: 5926.3 (13%)     median: 6002 (13%)     max: 6019 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6584      avg: 6951.3 (18%)     median: 6779 (17%)     max: 7491 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 12050      avg: 12882 (43%)     median: 13077.5 (44%)     max: 13323 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16593      avg: 18198.7 (49%)     median: 18043 (49%)     max: 19960 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 33146      avg: 37082 (25%)     median: 38191 (25%)     max: 39909 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 32886      avg: 34790 (57%)     median: 34790 (57%)     max: 36694 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.82      avg: 18.8 (30%)     median: 18.8 (30%)     max: 18.82 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.68      avg: 18.7 (31%)     median: 18.7 (31%)     max: 18.68 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 30.57      avg: 30.6 (47%)     median: 30.6 (47%)     max: 30.57 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (36%)     median: 6.9 (36%)     max: 6.9 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 16.55      avg: 16.6 (15%)     median: 16.6 (15%)     max: 16.55 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 38.4      avg: 38.4 (48%)     median: 38.4 (48%)     max: 38.4 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 16.17      avg: 16.2 (20%)     median: 16.2 (20%)     max: 16.17 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 23.38      avg: 23.4 (34%)     median: 23.4 (34%)     max: 23.38 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 32.8      avg: 32.8 (68%)     median: 32.8 (68%)     max: 32.8 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 45.75      avg: 45.8 (96%)     median: 45.8 (96%)     max: 45.75 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 47.37      avg: 47.4 (100%)     median: 47.4 (100%)     max: 47.37 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 59.74      avg: 59.7 (32%)     median: 59.7 (32%)     max: 59.74 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 51.12      avg: 51.1 (100%)     median: 51.1 (100%)     max: 51.12 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 59.72      avg: 59.7 (89%)     median: 59.7 (89%)     max: 59.72 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 38.52      avg: 38.5 (100%)     median: 38.5 (100%)     max: 38.52 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 35.3      avg: 35.3 (72%)     median: 35.3 (72%)     max: 35.3 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 32.07      avg: 32.7 (30%)     median: 32.7 (30%)     max: 33.29 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4429      avg: 4928 (41%)     median: 4928 (41%)     max: 5427 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (87%)     median: 6.9 (87%)     max: 6.9 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 6.9      avg: 6.9 (87%)     median: 6.9 (87%)     max: 6.9 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.

Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
med. 1024x768
230.6  fps      Compare
high 1360x768
124.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
64.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
31.8  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
78.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
40.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
97  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
82  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
142.8  fps      Compare
ultra 1280x1024
61.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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

SPECviewPerf 10 Benchmark in Windows 7 64 Bit conducted by a Dell Precision M6500 (920XM, 4GB DDR3, RAID 0 7200RPM HDDs) - Thanks to Sebastien for mailing us the infos
SPECviewPerf 10 Benchmark in Windows 7 64 Bit conducted by a Dell Precision M6500 (920XM, 4GB DDR3, RAID 0 7200RPM HDDs) - Thanks to Sebastien for mailing us the infos

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M graphics card

Eurocom Panther 2.0: Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE, 17.3", 3.6 kg
  External Review » Eurocom Panther 2.0

HP 8740W-WW427PA: Intel Core i7 820QM, 17.0", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP 8740W-WW427PA

HP EliteBook 8740w-WD943EA: Intel Core i7 840QM, 17.0", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8740w-WD943EA

HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT: Intel Core i7 740QM, 17.0", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT

Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds: Intel Core i7 920XM, 17.0", 4.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
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
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
PowerVR G6400
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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