Summary: I've had two of these in SLI for a couple years. They still play all the latest games and I couldn't be happier with them! Thief was recently released and I turned the graphics quality all the way up. I got over 30fps on the game and I was happy about that, because I had been wishing for a new game in the Thief series for years! Great performance!
Summary: The overall performance of the graphic card is good which by means to mas out most of the pop games for 2012. However, with the BF3 and Meal of honor warrior that high VRAM demanding games, it will ran out of VRAM and cause lag in the game with the resolution of 1920x1080p, recommend to get GTX 680 2GB if you want to max out those games.
Summary: I opted to take a chance on a lesser known brand for the GTX 580. I purchased a Squaretrade Warranty to go along with it just for extra precautions. There are not a whole lot of reviews on the Sparkle branded GTX 580 but on the few there are, they are all good ratings. For $489 why not? So far I have been extremely happy with my purchase. The difference in performance compared to my HD 5850 is awesome.
Conclusion: After taking a hard look to see what NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580 is made of, I can’t help but think that this is what the GTX 480 should have been. From our launch article of that card, I’m sure it was made clear that it wasn’t a product I was too thrilled about, but the truth is, had the GTX 480 been what the GTX 580 is today, I have no doubts that most of my cons would have been non-existent.
Sehr gute Grafikkarte. 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.