NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M

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The Nvidia Quadro FX 2700M is a professional graphics card for laptops. It features certified drivers that are optimized for CAD (e.g., AutoCad, Inventor, Solidstation, Solid Edge, ..), DCC (e.g., Maya, 3DS Max, Lightwave 3D, ...), and visualization applications. The FX 2700M is based on the G94 core and therefore similar to the GeForce 9700M GTS.

The Quadro FX series of cards are optimized for professional applications like CAD or DCC. Especially the OpenGL performance should be noticeable better than with consumer GeForce cards. The certified drivers, that come with the Quadro cards guarantee a frictionless work with applications like AutoCad, Inventor, Solidstation, Maya, 3DS Max, Lightwave 3d and others. Furthermore they offer 12-Bit precision for subpixels, fullscreen anti-aliasing, hardware accelerated antialiasing for points and lines and other CAD and DCC optimizations.

 

NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M

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The Nvidia Quadro FX 380M is a professional entry-level graphics card for mobile workstations. It is based on the GeForce 310M and therefore the 3D performance is not very good. Due to special drivers and optimizations, the performance for professional applications should be much better (than the 310M would perform). Another advantage are the certified drivers than ensure a good performance of professional applications without errors.

The card supports DirectX 10.1 and all the features of the G 310M (as it is based on the same GT218 core). Therefore PureVideo HD to decode HD videos with the graphics card is supported. The used Video Processor 4 (VP4) is able to fully decode H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and also MPEG-4 ASP (DivX or xVID) in hardware to minimize CPU load. MPEG-1 is not supported but can be easily handled by every modern CPU.

The gaming performance of the FX380M is similar to the GeForce 310M and therefore located in the entry level class. The professional drivers are however optimized for applications and may therefore deliver a worse performance. Modern 3D games like COD Modern Warfare 2 run only in low details and resolutions fluently. Some demanding games like NFS Shift or GTA4 wont run fluently at all. Less demanding games like SIMS 3 run in medium details and resolutions fluently. Therefore, the graphics card can not be recommended for gamers.

As the FX380M supports CUDA, DirectX Compute 10.1, and OpenCL, the shaders of the graphics processor can be used for other tasks than rendering images (e.g. faster encoding of videos).

The used GT218 core is manufactured in 40nm and based on the desktop GTX 200 architecture.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M

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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.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700MNVIDIA Quadro FX 380MNVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
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 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 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 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 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
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 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 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 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 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
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 1800M 72 @ 560 MHz128 Bit @ 1100 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 380M 16 @ 625 MHz64 Bit @ 800 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
CodenameNB9E-GLM2n10m-glmN10E-GLM4
ArchitectureG9xGT2xxG9x
48 - 16 - 128 -
Core530 MHz625 MHz675 MHz
Shader1325 MHz1530 MHz1688 MHz
Memory800 MHz800 MHz1000 MHz
Bus256 Bit64 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3, DDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB512 MB1024 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 10, 4.0
Transistors504 Million260 Million754 Million
Technology65 nm40 nm55 nm
FeaturesOpenGL 2.1, PowerMizer 8.0, PureVideo HDDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, certified driversOpenGL 2.1, CUDA, PowerMizer 8.0
Size
Introduced14.08.2008 07.01.2010 20.12.2009
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
36280 Points (38%)
min: 32886     avg: 34790     median: 34790 (36%)     max: 36694 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 23330     avg: 23842     median: 23841.5 (12%)     max: 24353 Points
min: 33146     avg: 37082     median: 38191 (20%)     max: 39909 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 13450     avg: 14224     median: 14224 (27%)     max: 14998 Points
7095 Points (13%)
min: 16593     avg: 18199     median: 18043 (34%)     max: 19960 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
+ NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
32.8 fps (68%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
45.8 fps (96%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
47.4 fps (100%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
59.7 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
51.1 fps (100%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
59.7 fps (88%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
38.5 fps (100%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
35.3 fps (72%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
6.9 points (87%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
6.9 points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M → 49%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M → 118%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Fifa 11

Fifa 11

2010
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
230.6  fps
high 1360x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
124.2  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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Risen

Risen

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
64.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 3800M:
31.8  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

2009
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
78.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 3800M:
40.9  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
Quadro FX 3800M:
97  fps
med. 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
82  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Quadro FX 3800M:
29.9  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
Quadro FX 3800M:
142.8  fps
ultra 1280x1024
Quadro FX 3800M:
61.9  fps
Quadro FX 3800M:
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