Built for Professionals™ and designed for desktop and small form factor systems, NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 380 LP provides more than 2X higher professional graphics performance over consumer graphics cards¹. Featuring the NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture and certified on leading CAD and DCC applications, Quadro FX 380 LP meets stringent performance and reliability requirements, while staying within budget.
Up to 10X Faster Graphics Performance in AutoCAD Versus Consumer Graphics2 10X faster model rotation for 3D Hidden and 3D Conceptual Visual Styles in AutoCAD 2009.
Energy and Space Efficient
Entry-level professional graphics performance with the flexibility to support desktop and small form factor systems.
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NVIDIA Application Configuration Engine (ACE) Automatically adjusts graphics settings for optimized application performance from the start, minimizing time wasted by manually adjusting settings.
Power Efficiency for Reduced Cost Power saving techniques enables EnergyStar compliant workstations to efficiently manage power consumption, without sacrificing performance.
Designed, Tested, and Built by NVIDIA Meets ultra high standards of quality assurance for reduced system downtime.
1 Viewperf 10 Geomean comparison to GeForce GTS 250 2 AutoCAD2009 running Cadalyst 2008 Benchmark, Vista 64, Quadro FX 380 LP with Performance Driver vs GeForce GTS 250
Low-Profile Form Factor Enables Professional 3D graphics capabilities in space saving small form factor systems.
Performance Drivers for Autodesk AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max Increases productivity with up to a 10X acceleration in AutoCAD 2010 and up to 2X in 3D Studio Max without sacrificing image quality.
512 MB DDR3 GPU Memory with Ultra Fast Memory Bandwidth Delivers high throughput needed to interact with large textured models or display an HD video on each of the display outputs.
HDMI Support Enables digital delivery of video and audio to HDTV’s and other HDMI capable devices (via HDMI adaptor).
30-Bit Color Fidelity 30-bit color fidelity (10-bits per color) enables billions rather than millions of color variations for rich, vivid image quality with the broadest dynamic range or 4X the number of shades of gray critical for medical imaging applications.
CUDA Architecture NVIDIA® CUDA™ is a revolutionary parallel computing architecture for Quadro professional GPUs, enabling breakthrough performance in areas such as video encoding, image processing, ray tracing, and accurate physics. CUDA enables this unprecedented performance via standard programming languages such as C and APIs such as OpenCL and DirectCompute.
Mechanical / System
Ultra Quiet Design Engineered to deliver high performance with low acoustics for a quiet desktop environment.
PCI Express 2.0 Compliant Doubles the data transfer rate up to 5 GT/sec per lane for an aggregate bandwidth of 16 GB/sec bi-directional (8 GB/sec in each direction).
Compatible with Industry Standard Architectures Compatible with x86 32- and 64-bit microprocessor architectures from AMD and Intel. Support for Microsoft Windows and Linux.
NVIDIA GPU Unified Architecture Industry’s first unified architecture designed to dynamically allocate compute, geometry, shading and pixel processing power to deliver optimized GPU performance.
DisplayPort Digital Display Connector DisplayPort supports ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 2560 x 1600) which deliver amazing image quality, perfect for highly detailed and photorealistic images.
Dual-Link DVI-I Digital Display Connector Dual-link TMDS transmitter supports ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 3840 x 2400 @24Hz) --which deliver amazing image quality, perfect for highly detailed and photorealistic images.
OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo Support OpenGL Quad Buffered Stereo offers professional applications the capability of smooth and immersive 3D Stereo experiences.
3D Vision Support Visualize the stereoscopic presentation of Quad Buffered OpenGL applications with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ glasses and supported displays.
NVIDIA nView Multi-Display Technology NVIDIA® nView™ Advanced Display Software delivers maximum flexibility for single-large display or multi-display options, providing unprecedented end-user control of the desktop experience for increased productivity.
OS / Driver
Certified on Professional Applications NVIDIA and software vendors invest significant engineering hours to test and certify Quadro and professional software solutions. This certification reduces the likelihood of an issue interrupting your workflow and causing down time.
Windows 7 Support Microsoft® Windows® 7 is the next generation operating system that will mark a dramatic improvement in the way the OS takes advantage of the graphics processing unit (GPU) to provide a more compelling user experience. By taking advantage of the GPU for both graphics and computing, Windows 7 will not only make today’s PCs more visual and more interactive but also ensure that they have the speed and responsiveness customers want.
Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) The NVIDIA UDA guarantees forward and backward compatibility with software drivers. Simplifies upgrading to a new NVIDIA product because all NVIDIA products work with the same driver software.
Cg High-Level Graphics Shader Language Cg—“C” for graphics—is a high-level, open-standard programming language that takes advantage of the power of programmable GPUs. NVIDIA Quadro FX programmable graphics pipelines leverage high-level shading languages to enable the creation and integration of real-time photorealistic effects into 3D models, scenes, and designs. This represents a key enabler for the creation of real-time, photo-realistic visuals within CAD, DCC, and scientific applications.
Full-Scene Antialiasing (FSAA) Up to 32x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies,” resulting in higher quality scenes.
Hardware 3D Window Clipping Hardware accelerated clip regions (data transfer mechanism between a window and the frame buffer) improves overall graphics performance by increasing transfer speed between color buffer and frame buffer.
8K Texture and Render Processing The ability to texture from and render to 8K x 8K surfaces. Beneficial for applications that demand the highest resolution and quality image processing.
Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability Shader Model 4.1 Reference standard for shader model 4.1 enabling a higher level of performance and realistic effects for OpenGL and next generation DirectX industry-leading professional applications.
NVIDIA Graphics API Extensions NVIDIA provides a set of extensions to standard graphics APIs for Linux and Windows, enabling applications to take maximum advantage of state-of-the-art GPU capabilities.
NVIDIA High Precision High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology Sets new standards for image clarity and quality through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing.
NVIDIA High Definition Video Technology NVIDIA high definition video technology is the combination of high-definition video processors and software that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for SD and HD video content. Features include, high-quality scaling, spatial temporal de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high quality HD video playback from DVD.