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PNY VCQFX380LP-PCIE-PB Quadro FX 380 512MB 64-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Workstation Video Card

  • Quadro FX 380
  • 512MB GDDR3
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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Designed for small form factor (SFF) desktop systems, but also compatible with standard desktop and tower enclosures, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 380 LP by PNY professional graphics board meets stringent performance and reliability requirements, is certified for leading 3D CAD and DCC applications, and is ideal for 3D professional business applications in multi-monitor environments, plus it's extremely affordable.

The Quadro FX 380 LP is Energy Star compliant, with an ultra-low 28 W power consumption rating. This power-efficient member of the Quadro family enables designers, animators, architects and engineers to create and interact with more complex designs, view them with increased visual accuracy, maximize productivity, and simplify integration into digital workflows.

PNY provides unsurpassed service and commitment to its professional graphics customers offering: 3 year warranty, pre and post-sales support, dedicated Quadro Field Application engineers and direct tech support hot lines. In addition, PNY delivers a complete solution including the appropriate adapters, cables, brackets, driver CD and documentation to ensure a quick and successful install.

  • newegg 512 MB GDDR3 Frame Buffer Memory Usage is dynamically allocated by NVIDIA Unified Architecture based on the geometry or pixel effects of the application; 512MB supports interactive visualization of large textured models or the simultaneous viewing of HD video on both display outputs and higher levels of full scene antialiasing (FSAA).
  • newegg NVIDIA Application Configuration Engine (ACE) NVIDIA Application Configuration Engine (ACE) automatically adjusts graphics settings for optimized application performance from the start, minimizing time wasted by manually adjusting settings.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology The ultimate high-definition movie experience on your PC by combining high-definition movie decode acceleration and post-processing on HDCP enabled platform, HDCP circuitry, and integration with HD movie players. It delivers superb picture quality for all video formats, as well as stunning HD DVD and Blu-ray movies—with low CPU utilization and power consumption.
  • newegg nView Multi-Display Technology The 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.
  • newegg Energy and Space Efficient, Ultra-Quiet Design Power saving techniques enables EnergyStar compliant workstations to efficiently manage power consumption, without sacrificing performance. Low profile form factor is ideal for SFF (Small Form Factor) systems requiring professional graphics. Included standard height bracket allows deployment in any ATX-based desktop or tower enclosure. Acoustics lower than 28db for an ultra-quiet desktop environment.

Learn more about the PNY Technologies, Inc. VCQFX380LP-PCIE-PB

General

Brand
PNY
Model
VCQFX380LP-PCIE-PB
Form Factor
Low Profile

Interface

Interface
PCI Express 2.0 x16

Chipset

Chipset Manufacturer
NVIDIA
GPU
Quadro FX 380
Stream Processors
16

Memory

Memory Size
512MB
Memory Interface
64-bit
Memory Type
GDDR3

3D API

DirectX
DirectX 10.1
OpenGL
OpenGL 3.2

Ports

DisplayPort
1
DVI
1

Spec

RAMDAC
400MHz
Digital Resolution
2560 x 1600
Analog Resolution
2048 x 1536@85Hz
3D Vision Pro
For Windows
Cooler
With Fan
Dual-Link DVI Supported
Yes
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit and 32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit and 32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP (64-bit and 32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 2000 (32-bit)
Linux – full OpenGL implementation with NVIDIA and ARB extensions (64-bit and 32-bit)
Solaris

Features

Features
Performance Drivers for Autodesk AutoCAD and 3D Studio Max
Drive HD Video on Dual Displays
30-Bit Color Fidelity
NVIDIA CUDA Architecture

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the PNY Technologies, Inc. VCQFX380LP-PCIE-PB

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  • Bruce C.
  • 1/15/2012 9:16:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great for Windows 7, Linux and Hackintosh. Low power, I think it is 28 Watts. Runs cool and fan usually runs at slow speed.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I run this in a Lenovo M58p. With this video card, the computer normally runs 65-70 Watts and peaks at 95 Watts with heavy video applications.

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  • Chris V.
  • 2/16/2010 11:35:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe best for a Low Profile application

Pros: IMHO PNY has come a long way. nVidia has partnered with them to build their Quadro FX line of Graphics cards and they are doing a great job. This board has a dual-link DVI port facilitating the output of true WQXGA resolution. Space on the reduced profile rear slot plate is limited so the second monitor port is a 'display port', roughly the size of an HDMI port. An 8" adapter cable to DVID is included. This card will process 3D and Stereo in Open GL as well as in DirectX.

Cons: There is no manual for this card included in the box as a hard copy or on the disc. I couldn't find it on the PNY site either.

Other Thoughts: The FX380LP is the only solution to run true stereo video output on a small chassis PC. I didn't think it would be able to handle the processing load but it seems to be able to handle our demonstration program requirements. The nVidia control panel gives you complete control of the GPU configuration globally and for any installed program on your computer.

As stated in another review, you need to go to nVidia for the latest drivers. This isn't a plus or minus since anyone that builds computers knows that you should go to the mfgs website for the latest releases of any driver.

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  • darien d.
  • 12/25/2009 7:21:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsthe jury's still out on this one

Pros: Low Profile: dual display and good for 2d/3d specs say. Make a portable desktop out of a slim case or a rack and use this card to run a dual display, this looks like your guy here. Just how much power will it really put out to get the job done?

Cons: The driver disk is very old and disc does not have Windows 7 drivers and the one I got from NewEGG was in an beatup generic PNY box that is clearly a generic box they use when they are just getting something out on the market. This says something about their planning however not about the card itself.
Always go to nVidia to get drivers... I hope the latest nVidia driver works by the way. Just seems like a last minute holiday push to get the card on the market.
Good luck.

Other Thoughts: After getting one of these, it meets my specs flawlessly but I have not pushed the GL in it yet. It say Quadro right...
I say get the card if you need a low profile banger.

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