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

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...