Reviews and Problems with Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB 384-bit (772MHz/4008MHz) [ZT-50101-10P]
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Zotac GeForce GTX 580 Graphics Card Review
17 December 2010
Conclusion: Conclusion From all of our benchmark testing, the GTX 580 is clearly the fastest single card setup that we’ve tested to date; it even outperformed a pair of 6850’s in CrossFire in our Dirt 2 tests.
Pros: Full DX11 support, Well known manufacturer, Good support base, World’s fastest single GPU card
Cons: Large card can cause some issues with installation in mid-sized chassis’, Bang for buck is not as good as a pair of CrossFired 6850’s
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.
Pros: – Uses less power than the GTX 480, – Great performance, – Quiet, – Zotac’s Firestorm utility included
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.
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.
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.
Summary: The Zotac Geforce GTX 580 outscores all available graphics cards in the market today and does so without making too much noise or generating uncomfortable levels of heat. Even though it might be expensive at £369, it is, by all counts, a superior product.
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...