NVIDIA Quadro FX 580: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA Quadro FX 580

Summary

NVIDIA started Quadro FX 580 sales 9 April 2009 at a recommended price of $199. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at designers. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 198 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 40 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.53 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Quadro FX 580's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.35
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
GPU code name
G96C
 
Market segment
Workstation
 
Launch date
9 April 2009 (12 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
Price now
$57 (0.3x MSRP)
 
of 13999 (Quadro GP100)

Technical specs

Quadro FX 580'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 580's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
32
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
450 MHz
 
Number of transistors
314 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
40 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
7.200
 
Floating-point performance
72 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Quadro FX 580'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).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
198 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Quadro FX 580: 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
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Quadro FX 580. 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, 2x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Quadro FX 580, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
Shader Model
4.0
 
OpenGL
3.3
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
1.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Quadro FX 580. 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.

0.53

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.

141

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Quadro FX 580 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 55% minimum and 48% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
55%
Recommended
48%
Minimum
55%
Recommended
48%

Relative perfomance

Overall Quadro FX 580 performance compared to nearest competitors among server video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest Quadro FX 580's AMD equivalent is FirePro 2270, which is faster by 9% and higher by 15 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Quadro FX 580:

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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