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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 @ 0.68 GHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M compare 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 compare 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
CodenameN10E-GLM4
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines128 - unified
Core Speed675 MHz
Shader Speed1688 MHz
Memory Speed1000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistor Count754 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...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 32886     avg: 34790     median: 34790 (36%)     max: 36694 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 33146     avg: 37082     median: 38191 (20%)     max: 39909 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 16593     avg: 18199     median: 18043 (26%)     max: 19960 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight
min: 47.37     avg: 47.4     median: 47.4 (100%)     max: 47.369998931884766 points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer
min: 51.12     avg: 51.1     median: 51.1 (100%)     max: 51.119998931884766 points
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
38.5 points (100%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

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
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.

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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 i7-980X EE, 17.30", 3.6 kg
  External Review » Eurocom Panther 2.0

HP 8740W-WW427PA: Intel Core i7-820QM, 17.00", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP 8740W-WW427PA

HP EliteBook 8740w-WD943EA: Intel Core i7-840QM, 17.00", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8740w-WD943EA

HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT: Intel Core i7-740QM, 17.00", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP EliteBook 8740W-XT911UT

Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds: Intel Core i7-920XM, 17.00", 4.1 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)