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GTX 580 Review

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Broken Hope, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Broken Hope

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  2. Gerard

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    The conclusion from the review incase the site goes down which is almost certain:

    •NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580 comes at an MSRP of $499.


    Pro

    •Substantial performance improvement over GTX 480
    •Large reduction in power consumption vs. GTX 480
    •Quieter than other cards in this performance class
    •Native HDMI output
    •Software voltage control
    •Support for DirectX 11
    •Support for CUDA / PhysX

    Con

    •Still not as power efficient as AMD's designs
    •Current limiter could complicate advanced overclocking
    •Still limited to two active display outputs per card
    •High price
    •DirectX 11 relevance very limited at this time


    Got an editors choice award.
     
  3. Greebo

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    Interesting for overclockers that if the card draws more than 300W it drops the speed :eek:
     
  4. Porcelina

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    The conclusion there is a bit baffling.

    Though I guess it kind of comes down to what the reviewer has deemed 'substantial performance improvement'.
     
  5. RavenXXX2

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  6. ghutchison14078

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    I would say 'improved performance over 480'...I think substantial is a bit strong
     
  7. RavenXXX2

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  8. Skyrocket

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    Overclock of 8% is fugly.:rolleyes:

    Still slower than 5970...uses the same ammount of power.

    Its nice and quiet though!

    NO HOTLINKING!!!
     
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  9. Gerard

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    Yes thank you raven ive already posted all that above...
     
  10. ghutchison14078

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    Its nice to see new tech hit the market...but I think everyone is feeling that we have only just been given what the GTX 480 SHOULD have been....opinions???
     
  11. magick

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    HOw much is this card going to cost?
     
  12. Gerard

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    More than likely, if you clock this to th 480 speeds id assume thats what nvidia were aiming for last year.
     
  13. TheRealDeal

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    Look at the review raven and tell me thats a substantial improvement over a gtx480. Its a decent improvement at best. The overclocking i am not sure about i have seen some gtx480's with them clocks so i imagine as i said clock v clock you will gain 10% going to a gtx580 from a gtx480.
     
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  14. magick

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    But alot quiter than a 5970.
     
  15. RavenXXX2

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    Looking good, About 5970 performance but wrapped up in single GPU goodness.

    He's still benching Dirt 2 in DX9, FFS.
     
  16. Skyrocket

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    I might get it. Just need some damn prices now!
     
  17. Voltage

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    gonna wait a while i think, just to see the 6970 reviews in a few weeks.
     
  18. ghutchison14078

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    Im running the KFA2 Anarchy edition GTX 480 (oc'd to 870 MHz Core).

    I would see neglagible gains from a 580! What a shame as I was really hoping for a viable reason to get a 580.

    Will be a very good card without a doubt...but certainly nothing groundbreaking or miles ahead of current top end cards
     
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  19. Razor Time

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    Results look as expected with a 10% overclock, 7% more Stream Processors over a gtx480.

    I am glad nvidia ditched the crappy cooler thats on the 480.
     
  20. Temi_D

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    Seems like a pretty good improvement over the 480 (power/noise/performance combined)
     


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