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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 445M v2 Quadro FX 3800M
Cyberpunk 2077 707% 688%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 621%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 614% 597%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1036% 1009%
FIFA 21 307% 297%
Genshin Impact 707% 688%
Far Cry 6 1068% 1040%
Hitman 3 950% 925%
Watch Dogs Legion 679% 660%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1057% 1030%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 3800M are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 445M v2.

The GT 445M was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 3800M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 and the Quadro FX 3800M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro FX 3800M has 24 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 445M, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3800M is slightly better than the GT 445M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 has 144 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 3800M has 128. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 445M is 164 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3800M is 86. The GT 445M having 78 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 3800M performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 445M transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 3800M. This means that the GT 445M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 3800M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 445M should consume less power than the Quadro FX 3800M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 requires 35 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3800M requires 100 Watts. The Quadro FX 3800M requires 65 Watts more than the GT 445M to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 3800M may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 445M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed570 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF106-N11E-GE-A1G92M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs22 Dec 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed625 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs64GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs128
Actual Shader Performance8%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate13.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate9.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs100 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 445M v2 is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106-N11E-GE-A1 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 144 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 570MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with the desktop GeForce GT 450 v4.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 445M v2.
The no-compromise NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 3800M professional mobile graphics solution, featuring the NVIDIA® CUDA™ architecture, 30-bit color accuracy, and certification for the most demanding CAD, Oil & Gas, and content creation applications, provides a full-featured, ultimate performance experience for users on the go.
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