NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP


NVIDIA started Quadro FX 380 LP sales 1 December 2009 at a recommended price of $169. This is Tesla 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 168 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 28 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.54 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of Quadro FX 380 LP's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
Value for money (0-100)
Tesla 2.0
GPU code name
Market segment
Launch date
1 December 2009 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
$85 (0.5x MSRP)
of 10830 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

Quadro FX 380 LP's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Quadro FX 380 LP's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
550 MHz
Number of transistors
260 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
28 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
44 gflops
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 380 LP's 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).

PCIe 2.0 x16
168 mm
Supplementary power connectors


Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 380 LP: 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.

Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB/s
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 380 LP. 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.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 380 LP, sometimes including their particular versions.

11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro FX 380 LP. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.



This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro FX 380 LP is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 56% minimum and 48% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro FX 380 LP performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro FX 380 LP's AMD equivalent is FirePro 2270, which is faster by 7% and higher by 14 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 380 LP:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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