AMD FirePro 2270 vs NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP

Price now 77$
Games supported 39%
NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP
NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD FirePro 2270
FirePro 2270
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 103$
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance ratingnot ratednot rated
ArchitectureTesla 2.0 (2007−2013)TeraScale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameGT218Cedar
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date1 December 2009
(13 years old)
31 January 2011
(11 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$169 no data
Current price$77 (0.5x MSRP)$103

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1680
Core clock speed550 MHz600 MHz
Number of transistors260 million292 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)28 Watt15 Watt
Texture fill rate4.4004.800
Floating-point performance44 gflops96 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length168 mm170 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB512 MB
Memory bus width64 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1200 MHz
Memory bandwidth12.8 GB/s9.6 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort1x DMS-59

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_1)11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model4.15.0
CUDA1.2no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

  • Passmark


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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

FX 380 LP 133
FirePro 2270 147

FirePro 2270 outperforms Quadro FX 380 LP by 11% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Quadro FX 380 LP and FirePro 2270. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 9.4 Mh/s

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 1 December 2009 31 January 2011
Memory bandwidth 12.8 9.6
Pipelines / CUDA cores 16 80
Thermal design power (TDP) 28 Watt 15 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP
Quadro FX 380 LP


AMD FirePro 2270
FirePro 2270

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Competitors of FirePro 2270 by NVIDIA

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