Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 (GV-N580UD-15I)
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Super Overclock - Last Hurrah for Fermi
23 January 2012
Excerpt: The NVIDIA GTX 580 GPU, based on the GF110 Fermi architecture, is old but it isn't forgotten. Released in November of 2010 , NVIDIA had held the single GPU performance grown for more than a year before it was usurped by AMD and the Radeon HD 7970 just this month. Still, the GTX 580 is a solid high-end enthusiast graphics card that has wide spread availability and custom designed, overclocked models from numerous vendors making it a viable option.
Summary: With the factory overclock enabled the card remained whisper quiet. When stress tested or when gaming, Gigabyte's card was barely audible over other components in the system such as the case fans, power supply and CPU cooler.
Conclusion: Final ThoughtsStarting with the style and overall design, the card has definitely got a lot going for it and is surprisingly low-profile considering its mammoth power and performance. The cooler is something I’ve been a fan of (see what I did there?) for quite some time as it is stylish, offers low noise output and great thermal performance as you can see in the results on the last few pages.
Pros: Looks fantastic, Performance is out of this world, Reliable manufacturer, Xtreme button caters for cold bug, SLI functionality, Different connectivity options, Quiet and efficient, World’s fastest single GPU graphics card, Faster than a Radeon 6990 in the majority of tests, Cheaper than a Radeon 6990, Some may consider it pricey
Conclusion: Benchmarking with a variety of modern games has revealed a truth; for single-monitor gaming with a GeForce GTX 580, 3GB of GDDR5 memory is overkill. At resolutions of up to 2,560x1,600 with ultra-high image quality settings, it's tough to distinguish between a stock-clocked GTX 580 armed with a 1.5GB or a 3GB frame buffer - both deliver near-identical performance across a range of current games. A pointless product, then? Not quite.
Summary: MSI's new GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition builds on the success of the previous Lightning GTX 580. The only performance related difference is the inclusion of 3 GB of memory instead of 1.5 GB like on the successor. Unfortunately thoughout our testing this could not result in a significant performance increase.
Pros: Overclocked out of the box, 3 GB GDDR5 memory, Dual BIOS switch, Triple voltage change support, Low temperatures, Low power consumption, DIP switches for enthusiast overclockers, Native full-size HDMI & DisplayPort output, Support for DirectX 11, Support for CUDA & PhysX
Cons: Noisy fan, 3 GB memory can not make a difference, Same clocks as previous GTX 580 Lightning, Power draw limiter could complicate advanced overclocking
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock graphics card review
27 April 2011
Conclusion: Gigabyte has produced yet another impressive addition to its award-winning Super Overclock range. The GTX 580 SOC is without a doubt the fastest single-GPU solution in our high-end line up, and the card's substantial out-the-box performance is supplemented by plenty of additional overclocking headroom. A new revision of the excellent WindForce 3X cooler keeps the cherry-picked GPU remarkably cool under load, and its trio of fans are suitably quiet, too.
Summary: NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 580 feels to deliver what I would have expected from the original GTX 480. The card is blazing fast, especially in newer DX11 titles it often beats AMD's dual-GPU flagship Radeon HD 5970. This performance upgrade helps NVIDIA solidify its leading position in single GPU performance.
Pros: Substantial performance improvement over GTX 480, Large reduction in power consumption vs. GTX 480, Quieter than other cards in this performance class, Native HDMI output, Software voltage control via SmartDoctor, Tiny overclock out of the box, Support for DirectX 11, Support for CUDA / PhysX
Cons: Still not as power efficient as AMD's designs, Power draw limiter could complicate advanced overclocking, Still limited to two active display outputs per card, Overclock out of the box too small to make any difference, High price, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time
Conclusion: Un’altra caratteristica da sapere è che ovviamente non tutte le gpu riescono a lavorare tranquillamente fuori specifica, Gigabyte quindi effettua una selezione delle gpu in grado di operare in tutta tranquillità a frequenze che non siano quelle nominali, un’altra garanzia quindi da parte del colosso taiwanese. Al momento non sono ancora note frequenze di clock e foto della scheda video in questione ma restate sintonizzati con justoverclock per tutte le novità del caso.
Summary: Vemos que Gigabyte ha lanzado dos modelos de GeForce GTX 580 con este peculiar sistema de refrigeración y PCB, se trata de la
y de la
. Además de este par de modelos, Gigabyte ya comercializó una GTX 580 de referencia, la
. Ambos nuevos modelos de Gigabyte llevan overclock de serie, aunque el que no hemos analizado hoy lo hace forma meramente testimonial.
Pros: Elevado nivel de overclock, Refrigeración mucho más eficiente que la de referencia, Excelentes detalles con doble BIOS, puntos de medición de voltaje, Consumo controlado dentro de sus posibilidades, Buena presentación y acabados