NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580: NVIDIA's New Flagship Tested And Burned In

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Even before NVIDIA's GF100 GPU-based GeForce GTX 480 officially arrived, a myriad of reports and rumors swirled claiming the cards would be hot, loud, and consume a lot of power.  Of course, NVIDIA knew that well before the first card ever hit store shelves, so the company got to work on a revision of the GPU and card itself that would attempt to address these concerns.

Today the company has launched the GeForce GTX 580 and as its name suggests, it's a next-gen product, but the GF110 GPU powering the card is largely unchanged from the GF100 in terms of its features. However, refinements have been made to the design and manufacturing of the chip, along with its cooling solution and PCB.  In short, the GeForce GTX 580 turns out to be the fastest, single-GPU on the market currently.

Read on for the lowdown on NVIDIA's new flagship...

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Nice little review and as it turns out, the card is exactly what I said on this site several times.  An actual completely turned on GTX480.

All in all, I think the HD68X0 in Crossfire is a better deal than this card if you do not need Cuda capability.  Less money and less power draw for the same or better performance.  I can't wait to see how a HD6970 performs.

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Schmich replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 11:56 AM

Bad company 2 please =)

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^ BC2 rox!!!

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acarzt replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 1:16 PM

If you want the absolute best, this is the card you want...

Otherwise, for $500 I could pick up 2 GTX470 and outperform a single GTX580

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 1:25 PM

You mean you want that in the benchmark runs? :)

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fat78 replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 3:40 PM

Well its given, every one wants bfbc2.

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fat78:

Well its given, every one wants bfbc2.

Hmm. I have this game. Can't remember where I got it. Some kick ass tech site. Though I really suck at online to the point that it is not fun at all for me. My little brother plays it a lot though. He seems to really enjoy it. The single player was pretty fun.

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 5:07 PM

fat78, recoveringknowitall, Schmich. Other sites have tested BFBC2 and it's 30 to 20 to 10 FPS faster then the last generation based on which resolution your using. Still, 77FPS for 1920x1200 is good.

 

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 5:08 PM

Also. I'm disappointed that this isn't as overclockable as they say it is, I'm probably going to wait for a 6970 and see if it's better or worse, then I'll make my choice.

With the speed this card is giving out. I may buy a aftermarket cooler and have one of these in my system, depending on whether or not the next generation comes out quickly in 2011. Then again, I may have to wait even longer...

 

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Taylor, Taylor, Taylor... Please let it go with fat

Not too much of an improvement i guess.

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fat78 replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 6:23 PM

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*haha*  inspector i think taylor was calling the guy knowitall, knowitall (atleast i hope)

If i had the money, i dont think i would spend it all on such a power full gpu. Probably just go with a 6850, and that would be enough for me.

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Nov 9 2010 7:26 PM

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Taylor, Taylor, Taylor... Please let it go with fat

You forgot about the other two names. That message was for those three, not fat specifically.

 

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The idea of two GTX460's in SLI for my build seems a little clouded now.

One of these 580's would cost about the same, and they do work halfway decent too.

(EVGA has one of them Over-Clocked for sale already)

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I think not, clearly this is a room heater and maybe 4 or 5 people can actually afford $700 for a card. No thanks I'll take AMD 6970 2GB FTW.

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Why would you "upgrade" from dual GTX 285s to dual GTX 260s???

 

Other than perhaps the addition of DX11 support those two setups will be almost exactly the same performance wise. (at least with the 768MB ones).

I mean if you're going to upgrade get 2 6870s or something.

 

Just my $.02

 

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realneil replied on Thu, Nov 11 2010 8:00 PM

Aircraft123:
Why would you "upgrade" from dual GTX 285s to dual GTX 260s???

I just have one of them, it's a 2GB version. It stays in this computer and it's a VERY nice video card.

'My build' is a new PC that I'm contemplating and it's two GTX460's that I've been thinking about.

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nhwynter replied on Sat, Nov 13 2010 8:48 PM

Neil - Not sure how you feel about TigerDirect.com, but I got this ad and was just floored: 

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6488427

 

You could get 3 GTX460s from them and still have almost $100 left over. 

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realneil replied on Sat, Nov 13 2010 11:45 PM

nhwynter:
You could get 3 GTX460s from them and still have almost $100 left over

Thank you,.........It's a heck of a good price for that card.

But you can only use two in SLI at a time because they don't have the proper connections for three way SLI.

I want to get as much power as I can afford and still get Cuda and PhysX support too. So the 580's probably it unless something earth shattering happens between now and when I buy.

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Dec 6 2010 11:35 AM

Nvidia top of the line equipment in general is just to expensive. While the technology is relevant alternate technology that can produce relatively the same outcome costs significantly less from other providers.

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