NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs Quadro FX 3800
Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Quadro FX 3800 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Quadro FX 3800's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Quadro FX 3800's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Quadro FX 3800 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Quadro FX 3800: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Quadro FX 3800. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Quadro FX 3800, sometimes including their particular versions.
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Quadro FX 3800 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile
1806.7% faster (about 19 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (22 September 2015 vs 30 March 2009)
More pipelines (4096 vs 192)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 55 nm)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800
Less power hungry (108 vs 330 watts)
So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or Quadro FX 3800?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Quadro FX 3800 is a workstation one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Quadro FX 3800, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.