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NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M is a professional middle class graphics card for mobile workstations (about 15"). It is based on the GeForce GT 330M graphics card with slower clock rates and therefore is a DirectX 10.1 chip that is produced in 40nm. 

Due to a special BIOS and professional drivers, the FX 880M should perform noticeably better than a 330M in professional applications (like CAD, DCC, Rendering). Another advantage for professional users are the certified drivers that should ensure a bug free experience with the most common professional applications. Futhermore, the Quadro FX drivers contain profiles for these applications to ensure the best settings (similar to the game profiles in GeForce cards).

The Quadro FX 880M is also based on the GT216 core in 40nm. The shaders are based on the desktop GTX 200 architecture and therefore a bit improved compared to the previous generation cards.

Without load, the Quadro FX 880M is able to downclock to 135 / 270 / 135 MHz (chip / shader / memory clock).

The gaming performance of the FX 880M should be beyond the GT 330M, because of the different drivers. Gamers should choose a GeForce card because of the better game support.

The chip supports Optimus for automatic switching between dedicated and integrated graphics card (e.g. in the new Core i5 CPUs). Still Optimus was for example not integrated in the Lenovo Thinkpad W510.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M (compare) 128 @ 675 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3700M (compare) 128 @ 550 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2800M (compare) 96 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 1000 MHz
Quadro FX 3600M (compare) 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 2700M (compare) 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 880M 48 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 790 MHz
Quadro FX 3500M (compare) 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 2500M (compare) 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 1700M (compare) 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1600M (compare) 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 1500M (compare) 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
Quadro FX 770M (compare) 32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Quadro FX 570M (compare) 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 370M (compare) 8 @ 580 MHz64 Bit @ 700 MHz
Quadro FX 360M (compare) 16 @ 400 MHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
Quadro FX 350M (compare) 4/3 cores @ 450 MHz64 Bit @ 350 MHz
CodenameN10P-GLM
ArchitectureGT2xx
Pipelines48 - unified
Core Speed550 MHz
Shader Speed1210 MHz
Memory Speed790 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3, DDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10.1, Shader 4.1
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement07.01.2010
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 28169     avg: 32290.5     median: 33331 (35%)     max: 34331 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 18796     avg: 18979.6     median: 19002 (10%)     max: 19137 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 13154     avg: 13216.6     median: 13185 (28%)     max: 13298 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
47.6 fps (100%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
- 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
med. 1024x768
129.2  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
90.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1024x768
155  fps    + Compare
med. 1360x768
42  fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
29  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1024x768
58.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
30.4  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
16.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 800x600
124.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
42.2  fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
35.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
75.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
29.8 33.4 ~ 32 fps    + Compare
high 1366x768
18.2 20.6 ~ 19 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 800x600
79.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
45.7 47.8 ~ 47 fps    + Compare
high 1360x768
20 39 ~ 30 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
59.7 60 131 147.3 ~ 100 fps    + Compare