NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M

NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M

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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.

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 880MNVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
Quadro FX Series
Quadro FX 3800M compare 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 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 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
Quadro FX 3800M compare 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 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 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
CodenameN10P-GLMn10m-glm
ArchitectureGT2xxGT2xx
Cores48 - unified16 - unified
Core550 MHz625 MHz
Shader1210 MHz1530 MHz
Memory790 MHz800 MHz
Bus128 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR3, DDR3GDDR3, DDR3
Max. Memory1024 MB512 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10.1, 4.1DirectX 10.1, 4.1
Technology40 nm40 nm
Size1/3
Introduced07.01.2010 07.01.2010
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_qua...
Transistors260 Million
FeaturesDirectX Compute Support (Windows 7), CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL 2.1, certified drivers

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 28169     avg: 32291     median: 33331 (35%)     max: 34331 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 18796     avg: 18980     median: 19002 (10%)     max: 19137 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 13154     avg: 13217     median: 13185 (19%)     max: 13298 Points
7095 Points (10%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3dsmax
47.8 (99%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia
47.6 (100%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya
60.1 (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks
58.1 (86%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter
24.4 (63%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.4 Points (81%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.4 Points (81%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA Quadro FX 380M → 56% n=2

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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
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
129.2  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
90.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
50.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
155  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
42  fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
29  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
12  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
58.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
30.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
16.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
9.7  fps
low 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
124.1  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
42.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
35.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
21  fps
Risen

Risen

2009
low 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
75.4  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
29.8 33.4 ~ 32 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
18.2 20.6 ~ 19 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
12.7  fps
Colin McRae: DIRT 2

Colin McRae: DIRT 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
79.3  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
45.7 47.8 ~ 47 fps
high 1360x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
20 39 ~ 30 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
12.8  fps
Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
59.7 60 131 147.3 ~ 100 fps
ultra 1280x1024
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
19 19.1 20.5 23 ~ 20 fps
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
179.6  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
65.9  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
42.3  fps
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
93.3  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
32.4  fps
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
48.7  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
28.9  fps
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
225.7  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
60  fps
high 1280x1024
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
59.9  fps
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
29.9  fps
high 1024x768
100%
Quadro FX 880M:
28.2  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

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