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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 445M v2 Quadro FX 380M
Hitman 3 950% 6769%
Cyberpunk 2077 707% 5180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 4729%
Resident Evil 8 707% 5180%
FIFA 21 307% 2564%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1036% 7330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 614% 4573%
Genshin Impact 707% 5180%
Far Cry 6 1068% 7540%
The Medium 907% 6489%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 445M v2 are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 380M.

The GT 445M was released less than a year after the Quadro FX 380M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 445M has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 380M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 445M also has superior memory performance overall.

The GT 445M has 27.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 380M, which means that the memory performance of the GT 445M is slightly better than the Quadro FX 380M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 has 144 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 380M has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 445M is 164 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 380M is 10. The GT 445M having 154 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 445M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro FX 380M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 requires 35 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 380M requires 25 Watts. The GT 445M requires 10 Watts more than the Quadro FX 380M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 445M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro FX 380M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed570 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF106-N11E-GE-A1GT218M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs07 Jan 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
6
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1600x900
4.5
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1920x1080
3.4
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2560x1440
2.3
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed625 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs16
Actual Shader Performance8%vs0%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate13.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate9.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs25 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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.

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.

GPU
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.

Memory
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.

Features
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.

Performance
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.
Quadro FX 380M professional graphics solution delivers the best-in-class graphics performance on your entry level mobile workstation. Featuring the NVIDIA® CUDA™ architecture, 30-bit color accuracy, and certified on industry-leading CAD and DCC professional applications, Quadro FX 380M provides energy efficiency while maximizing designer productivity.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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