Reviews and Problems with Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB 384-bit (772MHz/4008MHz) [ZT-50101-10P]
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12 January 2011
Conclusion: Before jumping onto the benchmarks, let’s just take a very quick look at the GTX 580 AMP! Edition. It’s practically the same reference card design from Nvidia, I guess the stock cooler was too good to warrant any extra work on the cooling solution from Zotac’s side.
Summary: Final Thoughts
So what can we take out of this review? Obviously from the tests the GeForce GTX 580 performs 5-15% better than the GTX 480, but what else has changed? The Fermi GF110 GPU is really what the GF100 should have been. The improvements make the card run cooler, quieter and it consumes less power. This is really what the GTX 480 should have been.
Pros: Uses less power than the GTX 480, Great performance, Quiet, Zotac’s Firestorm utility included
Conclusion: While the GTX 580 is advertised with having 3-way SLi support, Nvidia has told us that it actually supports 4-way SLi as well. A claim we sadly cannot verify at this time since we’ve only had the fortune of receiving one GTX 580 in our office.
Conclusion: Zotac have produced a bit of a monster here. It sure is expensive but it does perform. In terms of FPSvsCost, it doesn’t have anywhere near as much bang for buck as the midrange; but you knew that anyway. It also draws a lot of power so won’t be too kind on your electricity bill; but again, you’d expect that. Bottom line? This card has a few of the bad points you expect, but it still maintains good temps and it remains quiet; and itt rules when it comes to performance.
Pros: Great performance, Overclocked out the box, and goes further, Good bundle, Reasonably quiet
Cons: Quite big power draw compared to AMD cards, Reference cooler, Expensive
Excerpt: Nvidia’s GTX590 has been launched to a mixed reception and with the array of VRM hardware related issues many people are turning their attention to the GTX580, which could still be Nvidia’s finest hour. Many 580′s have won KitGuru’s highest awards and rightly so because this solution still remains the fastest single GPU graphics card on the market. We recently reviewed the Zotac GTX580 AMP!
Excerpt: After the somewhat disappointing release of the GTX590, I decided to turn my attention again to one of the best video cards on the market, Nvidia’s GTX580. This card has been leading the single GPU charts since it was released and Zotac sent us their fully pimped out AMP! Edition. Is this one of the best ways to blow £450?
Excerpt: The Zotac GeForce GTX 580 is Zotac's take on what nVidia is marketing as the most powerful single-core graphics card. Can nVidia's trump card beat AMD's offering in the form of the Radeon HD 6970 ? Let's find out.
Excerpt: We waited and waited. Eventually after somewhat of a delay nVidia launched their Fermi range of cards to much excitement from all of us. Or at least it was excitement until we realised that they had been reduced in performance in a vain attempt to get them to remain remotely cool, but even then they were woefully noisy and hot. A pair of GTX480s in SLI gave out a similar amount of heat to an exploding star, and about the same noise.
Excerpt: Предновогодний период всегда был очень жарким в IT-индустрии и этот год не стал исключением. В конце ноября компания AMD представила новые видеокарты Radeon HD6000, доказав свое лидирующее положение благодаря ядру Cayman. Но и NVidia не складывала руки и представила новый продукт в семействе Fermi – GeForce GTX580.
Excerpt: Однако представленную GeForce GTX 580 нельзя назвать в полной мере референсной видеокартой. Несмотря на неизменный внешний вид, внутри многое изменилось. Стандартная тактовая частота увеличена до 810 МГц для ядра, 1620 МГц для шейдерного блока и 4100 МГц для памяти. Это позволило повысить производительность карт серии Zotack AMP!