ASUS' GTX580 Breaks Records

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News Posted: Fri, Nov 19 2010 1:16 PM

ASUS introduced NVIDIA’s new flagship GTX580 GPU, complete with ASUS' own Voltage Tweak technology which makes it easy for users to overvolt the graphics card. The ASUS GTX580 supports NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround in full 1080p HD as well as NVIDIA SLI technology. The ASUS GTX580 is overclocked from the factory at 782MHz with 512 CUDA cores, 1536MB of GDDR5 video memory running at over 4GHz and a 384-bit memory interface. For high definition video and audio output, the GTX580 offers HDMI 1.4a. With the Voltage Tweaked GTX580, ASUS has achieved a new world record in Futuremark’s 3DMark Vantage with a score of 71,167.

ASUS GTX580 sets New World Records with the Latest DirectX® 11 Graphics Technology from NVIDIA®

-- The ASUS GTX580 features the award winning ASUS Voltage Tweak technology

with NVIDIA’s latest GTX580 GPU for the best game play experience

and GPU compute performance --

Fremont, CA (November 17, 2010) - ASUS, the world’s number 1 motherboard manufacturer and leading innovator in graphics cards, is proud to introduce NVIDIA’s new flagship GTX580 Graphical Processing Unit (GPU). The ASUS GTX580 easily surpasses previous performance levels in single GPU designs, ushering in unprecedented levels of realism in cutting edge DirectX 11 game titles. 

At the heart of the ASUS GTX580 are 512 CUDA cores along with a refined design offering substantial increases in performance while running cooler and quieter than the previous generation. ASUS has added its exclusive Award Winning Voltage Tweak technology to the GTX580 allowing performance enthusiasts to reach higher clock speeds for improved game performance or benchmark scores.

ASUS’ GTX580 also offers support for the latest in immersive gaming technologies such as NVIDIA 3D Vision™ and NVIDIA Surround technologies.  ASUS’ GTX580 redefines the user experience by pushing on-screen resolution and image quality to new performance levels with NVIDIA SLI™ technology by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in an SLI-Certified motherboard.

Product Highlights

  • ASUS Voltage Tweak technology gives users a quick and easy way to overvolt the graphics card to achieve new levels of performance. ***
  • The ASUS GTX580 is factory overclocked at 782MHz with 512 CUDA cores, 1536MB of GDDR5 video memory running at over 4GHz and a 384-bit memory interface that opens up performance by removing data transmission bottlenecks and allows a higher level of graphic fidelity.
  • Support for NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround in full 1080p HD — users can expand 3D games, movies and photos on up to three* screens at once for the most immersive PC multimedia experience around.
  • With its over-the-top power, ASUS GTX580 opens up optimal utilization of DirectX® 11 features such as advanced tessellation and real time ray tracing. This enables high resolution PC gaming in unprecedented detail, allowing even the most taxing titles to run smoothly at maximum frames rates.
  • HDMI 1.4a offers users the fastest, highest-bandwidth standard available for high definition video and audio output.


3DMark Vantage World Records

ASUS is proud to announce a new world record in Futuremark’s 3DMark Vantage. Featuring ASUS’ innovative hardware designs and the skill of top overclocker NickShih, the combination of the ROG Rampage III Extreme motherboard, Intel’s Flagship 980X processor and Voltage Tweaked GTX580 in SLI broke the 70K barrier with a score of 71,167**. This world record continues to show why ASUS is the 1 choice for overclockers and gamers those looking for the absolute best in performance.

 

http://hwbot.org/community/submission/1078564_

Specifications

Model

ENGTX580/2DI/1536MD5

Graphics engine

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX580

Bus standard

PCI Express® 2.0

Video memory

1536MB GDDR5

Engine clock

782 MHz

CUDA cores

512

Memory clock

4008MHz (1002MHz GDDR5)

Memory interface

384-bit

DVI max resolution

2560 x 1600

D-Sub max resolution

2048 x 1536

DVI output

DVI-I x1
DVI-D x1

HDCP compliant

Yes

HDMI output

x1

Accessory Bundled

Mini HDMI-to-HDMI adaptor x1
8-pin to 6-pin Power Cable x1

Software Bundled

ASUS utilities and driver

Dimensions

11.0” x 4.4” x 1.58”

 

* SLI configuration is required

** Subject to system configuration and setup. Results may vary

*** Please follow the driver setup instructions to download the latest SmartDoctor application prior to use.

**** Product specifications and features may change without prior notice. Check http://usa.asus.com/ for details.

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lipe123 replied on Sat, Nov 20 2010 2:54 PM

Meh these kinda "overclocking enthusiasts" are a mystery to me.

Where does one get the money to buy 4 GTX 580's and then dump the whole rig full of liquid nitrogen just to run it for 15mins and get a top score.

Just look at his setup!: http://hwbot.org/signature.img?iid=476448&thumb=false&iehack=.jpg

Infact real world overclocking tests (without insane cooling) was disappointing on these cards:

http://www.techspot.com/review/337-asus-geforce-gtx-580/page12.html

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