Summary: I received 2 of these a couple weeks ago, and after sone extensive testing and benchmarking I will say that this has to be the best single GPU card I have tested. I have mine running in SLi with the EK Direct CU 2 water blocks(I modified the blocks on my CNC to fit properly, as people were wondering how these blocks fit this card), and I was able to get both stable at 1015mhz.
Summary: The first impression when you see the box arrives is how big it is. After unboxing and looking at the piece, it get surprised of how big and heavy is the vcard and how is well constructed. Fans in default are very quiet and does well their job, the vcard runs cool. Overclocked it right away to 950MHz easily. Included software is very intuitive. Bought from Circuit City, was concerned about a comment here that said it came a used one... luckily i received a new on.
Summary: When deciding what video to buy for a new gaming machine, I had to look at all the options out there. I am always very skeptical when a company makes comments about products which try to set it apart from their competitors. After comparing this card with the other GTX580 family and the ATI competition, I decided that I would go with an Asus card. It was very difficult at the beginning of my search to even look at this card due to its size and price.
Summary: I have had this graphics card for several months now, and it everything I've installed almost perfectly. I have tried Diablo3 beta, Skyrim, BF3, TF2, SC2, and metro2033 so far on this graphics card and they all have run smoothly on 1080p and on ultra/high graphics settings. There are some manual tweeks that need to be done in the graphics card settings to optimize gameplay, but they are easily done and there are tutorials online.
Summary: Pros : Very powerful single GPU card. Vapor chamber cooler design makes it run very quiet in both idle and load. Cons: Takes up 3 slots which limits SLI capability down the road. High power consumption (360 Watts at load) If your not planning on going SLI this is a great single GPU card that will run every game at high settings rig for a few years.
A high-quality graphics card which is well built and performs, if a little loudly.
23 August 2011
Excerpt: So, Battlefield 3 is coming soon and it looks like it's going to be quite taxing on most PCs. I haven't upgraded mine in a while and while most of it is still reasonably high end, my old graphics card (a BFG 280gtx) was looking rather dated. So I decided to treat myself to something crazy. It had to be Nvidia. I've always had Nvidia graphics cards and have never had issues. They're excellent.
Summary: Guten Tag. Ich habe mir diese Grafikkarte im September 2011 gekauft. Damals war sie AR...teuer und mit das modernste auf dem Markt. Ich habe sie mir extra für Battlefield 3 gekauft damals. Battlefield 3 und Crysis 3 schafft das Ding auf Ultra. Das war mir am wichtigsten. Sie ist bis heute ohne Probleme durchgelaufen und hat einen guten Dienst geleistet. Auch wenn der Lüfter mal aufdreht ist sie nicht wirklich laut.
Top Grafikkarte! Sehr leise und gut zum Übertackten.
Christian Seip, Amazon
19 February 2013
Summary: Sehr positiv sind mir dir sehr leisen Betriebsgeräusche aufgefallen. Die effiziente Kühlung ist dank des großen Kühlkörpers sowie der leisen Ventilatoren sehr vorbildlich. Die Leistung der GTX580 ist exorbitant! Die Karte lässt sich problemlos bis zu 15% Übertackten. Hat man vor 2 dieser Karten im SLI Modus zu betreiben, dann ist auf ein entsprechend großes Mainboard zu achten! Ich bin mit der Grafikkarte wirklich sehr zufrieden.