NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 580 by PNY Technologies
Entry-Level Professional Graphics Solution
Big on performance and easy on your budget, NVIDIA®
FX 580 offers the best value, professional-class graphics solution. Enabling EnergyStar compliance, Quadro FX 580 provides extreme power efficiency from a 30-bit color display solution.
Featuring a revolutionary unified architecture, the FX 580 dynamically allocates geometry, shading, and compute processing power to deliver optimized GPU performance. The 512MB GDDR3 frame buffer makes the FX 580 Microsoft®
Vista™ ready and capable of displaying the full Windows Aero user interface. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 by PNY enables next generation ultra-realistic, realtime OpenGL and DirectX 10 applications. With a dual-link DVI connector and two DisplayPort connectors, the FX 580 offers superb image quality at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz.
Certified on all industry-leading applications and featuring automatic configuration of display settings, Quadro FX 580 delivers optimal performance for maximum productivity.
| Memory Size || 512MB |
| Memory Interface || 128-bit |
| Graphic Memory Bandwidth || 25.6GB/sec. |
| Graphics Bus || PCI Express x16 |
NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 by PNY Architecture
- 512MB GDDR3 frame buffer
- 128-bit memory interface
- 25.6GB/sec memory bandwidth
- DVI-I dual link and two DisplayPort
- PCI Express x16 Gen 2 bus interface (compatible with Gen 1)
- 40W maximum power consumption
- No auxiliary power required
- Active fansink thermal management
- ATX form factor, 4.376" (H) x 6.875" (L)
- 128-bit color precision
- 10-bit per color display pipeline
- Unlimited fragment instruction
- Unlimited vertex instruction
- 3D volumetric texture support
- Hardware-accelerated, antialiased points & lines
- Hardware OpenGL overlay planes
- Hardware-accelerated, two-sided lighting
- Hardware-accelerated clipping planes
- 3rd-generation occlusion culling
- Window ID clipping functionality
- Hardware-accelerated line stippling
High Level Shader Languages
- Full Shader Model 4.0 (OpenGL 3.0/DirectX 10 class)
- Long fragment programs (unlimited instructions)
- Long vertex programs (unlimited instructions)
- Looping and subroutines (up to 256 loops per vertex program)
- Dynamic flow control
- Conditional execution
- Optimized complier for Cg and Microsoft HLSL
- OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 10 support
- Open source compiler
Display Resolution Support
- Rotated Grid Full-Scene Antialiasing (RG FSAA)
- 16x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or "jaggies" at resolution up to 1920x1200
- Dual DisplayPort support— ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz)
- Single dual-link DVI-I output drives digital display at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz
Minimum System Requirements
- Advanced multi-display desktop & application management, seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Windows.
- Windows® 7, Vista, XP SP3, Linux®, or Solaris®
- PCIe x16 expansion slot
- 1GB or more of system memory, 2GB recommended
- 200MB of available disk space for full driver installation
- Blu-ray, DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive
- DisplayPort, DVI or VGA compatible display(s)
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.
128-Bit Precision Graphics Pipeline
Full IEEE 32-bit floating-point precision per color component (RGBA) delivers millions of color variations with the broadest dynamic range. Sets new standards for image clarity and quality in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending. Enables unprecedented rendered image quality for visual effects processing.
512 MB GDDR3 GPU Memory with ultra fast memory bandwidth
Delivers high throughput for interactive visualization of large models and high-performance for real time processing of large textures and frames and enables the highest quality and resolution full-scene antialiasing (FSAA).
Advanced Color Compression, Early Z-Cull
Improved pipeline color compression and early z-culling to increase effective bandwidth and improve rendering efficiency and performance.
Compatible with Industry Standard Architectures
Compatible with x86 32 and 64-bit microprocessor architectures and operating systems from Intel/AMD and Microsoft/Linux.
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 16x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or "jaggies," resulting in highly realistic scenes.
Hardware 3D Window Clipping
Hardware accelerated clip regions (data transfer mechanism between a window and the frame buffer) which improve overall graphics performance by increasing transfer speed between color buffer and frame buffer.
Highest Workstation Application Performance
Next-generation architecture enables over 2x improvement in geometry and fill rates with the industry's highest performance for professional CAD, DCC, and scientific applications.
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 4.0
Reference standard for Shader Model 4.0 enabling a higher level of performance and realistic effects for OpenGL and next generation DirectX 10 industry-leading professional applications.
Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability
NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs introduce infinite length vertex programs and dynamic flow control, removing the previous limits on complexity, and structure of shader programs. NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs deliver sophisticated effects never before imagined for real-time graphics systems.
NVIDIA® CUDA™ Architecture
NVIDIA® CUDA™ is a revolutionary parallel computing architecture for NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs enabling breakthrough performance in areas such as video encoding, image processing, and accurate physics.
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 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 platforms. PureVideo HD delivers superb picture quality for all video formats, as well as stunning Blu-ray playback—with low CPU utilization and power consumption.
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.
NVIDIA® nView™ Multi-Display Technology
The 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.
PCI Express Gen 2 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).
Quad Buffered Stereo
Offers enhanced visual experience for professional applications that demand stereo viewing capability.
Dual DisplayPort Digital Display Connectors
Dual DisplayPort connectors support ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz) --which result in amazing image quality producing detailed photorealistic images.
Single DVI Dual-Link Digital Display Connector
Dual-link TMDS transmitter supports ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz) --which result in amazing image quality producing detailed photorealistic images.
Ultra Quiet Design
Acoustics lower than most desktops at sub 40db for a quiet desktop environment.
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.