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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Launch Review

ChannelPro Network
18 July 2014
  • Excerpt: It’s a constant struggle between AMD and NVIDIA for the performance leadership position. For the last few years NVIDIA with their 8800GTX through the GTX 480 has had the single-chip leadership position.
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Overall 9

Nvidia GeForce GTX 580

PC Magazine
2 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Nvidia's new top-tier video card, the GeForce GTX 580, is the first to take full advantage of the Fermi architecture's capabilities—and it was well worth waiting for.
  • Pros: Equivalent or better performance compared to leading dual-GPU video card. Outstanding tessellation and DirectX 11 capabilities. Better managing noise and power.
  • Cons: Expensive. Won't fit in smaller cases. Requires two expansion slots, hefty power supply. New features make it difficult to discern actual power usage or temperature characteristics in certain apps.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 Video Card Review

4 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 Video Card Review NVIDIA Today NVIDIA launches their new flagship graphics product, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580. This is NVIDIA's highest performing part to date, and the current fastest single GPU graphics card in the world.
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Expert Review

17 January 2011
  • Conclusion: Something happened to the Fermi architecture between the time it premiered as GF100 and when it began to really turn heads as GF104: the ratio of shaders and texture units was perfected. The original GF100 GPU placed too much emphasis on tessellation, and not enough on overall graphical performance.
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Overall 9
Value for money 6
Construction 10
Functionality 10
Appearance 9

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Video Card Performance

Benchmark Reviews
4 December 2010
  • Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
  • Pros: Fastest single-unit DX11 graphics accelerator available, Matches performance with dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970, Outstanding performance for ultra high-end games, Much lower power consumption vs GTX 480, Reduced heat output and cooling fan noise, Fan exhausts all heated air outside of case, Includes na...
  • Cons: Very expensive premium-level product, Outperformed by overclocked GTX 460's in SLI, Outperformed by CrossFire Radeon HD 6870's
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Natural Born Winner: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 Review

X-bit labs
21 November 2010
  • Summary: The DirectX 11 GeForce GTX 480 that was seriously late for the battle failed to become a winner. But today Nvidia has a much stronger candidate for the crown. Please meet GeForce GTX 580!
  • Pros: Best performance in its class;, Can compete successfully against Radeon HD 5970;, High performance with enabled tessellation;, Wide range of supported FSAA modes;, Minimal effect of FSAA on performance;, Fully-fledged hardware HD video decoding;, High-quality HD video post-processing with scalabi...
  • Cons: No serious drawbacks discovered.
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Overall 8

Scan 3XS OC PC system review. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 SLI graphics

19 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Stupendous gaming performance Quality build Online configurator provides almost limitless choice Relatively quiet for a truly high-end rig CPU cooler is found wanting Being picky, no overclocking on the GPUs The Scan 3XS SLI 580 OC PC is available to purchase from SCAN.co.uk* at this link .
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Video Card Review

Hardware Secrets
17 November 2010
  • Summary: The new GeForce GTX 580 is indeed the fastest NVIDIA GPU ever released. It was between 31% and 36% faster on 3DMark Vantage and between 5% and 20% faster on games than its predecessor, the GeForce GTX 480. However, it may not the fastest video card around.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 DirectX 11 Video Card Review

Hi Tech Legion
15 November 2010
  • Excerpt: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 DirectX 11 Video Card Review Written by Paul E. Marini Jr. -BackDraft- Tuesday, 09 November 2010 01:00 1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 DirectX 11 Video Card Review 2. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Video Card 3. New Technologies 4. Review Philosophy 5. Specifications and Features 6.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 DirectX 11 Video Card Review

Hi Tech Legion
9 November 2010
  • Summary: The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 outperforms its competitor across the board in DirectX 11 games, where tessellation and DirectCompute are concerned. The AMD HD 5970 did perform slightly better in DirectX 9 and 10 games, but it is a dual GPU video card.
  • Pros: Increased CUDA Cores, Quiet and Cool, PhysX, 3D Vision, Better power Consumption
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