Bottom line. Easy! EVGA Customer Service = Best. GTX 580 water cooled = Fun
11 September 2013
Summary: The EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX580 Hydro Copper 2 with its 3gb of onboard memory was the absolute best in its class. The 512 CUDA cores or 4ghz speed of this may not sound as impressive today as it did 2 years ago but when you add the fact it has a 512bit interface, is factory water cooled and fits in a single open pcie slot you have to respect it. There is simply nothing to not like about this card.
Summary: No problems at all with this card. I placed it in my new rig and have it OCd to around 930mhz no issues. Will run hot with certain games but never past 70c and that's in a warm room. With AC on and at load I get around 64c on ultra settings. The only problem with this card is SLI. Make sure you have a giant PSU. This thing eats power. Sure there are the newer 600 series out but this to me is still a solid choice.
Summary: I'm glad I bought this GPU. Originally I was shopping for the newer GTX 680, but it sold out and the only ones I could find were overpriced. I finally decided to give this product a try based on reviews all over the web, and on the tech specs, specially the fact that it has 3 Gb RAM and the rebate (from $726 to $560!). It runs like a dream. The GPU automatically controls frequency, voltage, and fans.
Summary: I have 2 of these in sli in a system with the amd phenom II X6 1100t and 24gigs of hyperx ddr3 1600 ram and they are hard to beat.I have not run the 680's yet and plan to wait till the stutter issue with v-sink is lined out befor puting over $1000.00 into 2 more cards.I only run evga video cards and they have never let me down.
Summary: First of all, I'm not sure why anyone would buy the normal GTX 580 when this one is the same price!! Anyway that's really not important, what is important is that this card is awesome. I basically purchased this so I could play skyrim on ultra and it has far exceeded my expectations. I am actually playing the game now with the skyrim hd mod that has even higher resolution textures and there is still no slow down.
Summary: Really. Unbelievable. Overclocks like nothing I've ever played with before. It was a choice between this and the 7970. However, between the lifetime warranty, EVGA's amazing customer support, and the continued durability of every Nvidia card I'd ever use, it really was a no brainer. The 7970 may be the better card, but I'd take slight speed decrease over the hassle with Customer service, RMA's, and/or driver issues any ATI cards come with. Don't hesitate. Do it. Buy it.
Summary: I Built my pc for gaming, and it just works great. This Video Card have a great performance. The graphics are just amazing, I can play the newest games and wach every detail. It's incredible. This is my Pc: Motherboard Intel DX79SI Intel 3930k Processor Intel Thermal Solution Liquid EVGA GeForce GTX 580 CLASSIFIED ULTRA, 3072MB Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX PCIE Fatal1ty Champion Sound Card Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3 12800 Quad Channel...
Summary: Not being used for gaming. This is a second GPU waiting for the software that will use it when released. Since the software hasn't been released yet (Octane Render for DAZ Studio) I still cannot evaluate it. Item seems in perfect condition. Will report more when I can use it with my software.