FX 380 LP vs FX 580

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Games supported 39%
NVIDIA Quadro FX 580
NVIDIA Quadro FX 580
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 450 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP
NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP
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  • 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
Price now 77$
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 (2006−2010)Tesla 2.0 (2007−2013)
GPU code nameG96CGT218
Market segmentWorkstationWorkstation
Release date9 April 2009
(13 years old)
1 December 2009
(13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$199 $169
Current price$73 (0.4x MSRP)$77 (0.5x MSRP)

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 cores3216
Core clock speed450 MHz550 MHz
Number of transistors314 million260 million
Manufacturing process technology55 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)40 Watt28 Watt
Texture fill rate7.2004.400
Floating-point performance72 gflops44 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
Length198 mm168 mm
Width1-slot1-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone

Memory

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 width128 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s12.8 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, 2x DisplayPort1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model4.04.1
OpenGL3.33.3
OpenCL1.11.1
VulkanN/AN/A
CUDA1.11.2

Benchmark performance

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


  • Passmark

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 580 153
+15%
FX 380 LP 133

Quadro FX 580 outperforms Quadro FX 380 LP by 15% in Passmark.

Advantages and disadvantages


Recency 9 April 2009 1 December 2009
Cost $199 $169
Memory bus width 128 64
Pipelines / CUDA cores 32 16
Memory bandwidth 25.6 12.8
Chip lithography 55 nm 40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 40 Watt 28 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA Quadro FX 580
Quadro FX 580

and

NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP
Quadro FX 380 LP

We've got no test results to judge.


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