Sunday, February 27th 2011

Gigabyte to Unveil GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock Graphics Card at CeBIT

GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, introduces a powerful new addition to its Super Overclock Series: GTX 580 SOC (GV-N580SO-15I). To qualify for Super Overclock Series, a GPU must go through GIGABYTE’s innovative GPU Gauntlet Sorting process and it must be equipped with Ultra Durable VGA or VGA+ boards. Designed specifically for overclocking competition and gaming battle, GIGABYTE’s secret weapon GTX 580 Super Overclock Edition is built with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 GPU.

Based on 40nm processor and advanced GDDR5 memory technology, the powerful new GPU consists of ground-breaking features including Microsoft DirectX 11 and NVIDIA PhysX which lead to incredibly immersive HD gaming experience and unrivaled performance. To satisfy hardcore gamers and extreme overclockers, GV-N580SO-15I is especially designed with GIGABYTE Extreme Dual BIOS technology. GV-N580SO-15I also features WINDFORCE 3X, 14 phase PWM design, OC Guru graphic card smart tuner and voltage read point.

GIGABYTE Extreme Dual BIOS technology
As opposed to the traditional concept of dual BIOS chips where one is a main BIOS and the other one is a backup BIOS, GIGABYTE Extreme Dual BIOS technology contains two different BIOS chips designed for separate purposes. GIGABYTE Extreme Dual BIOS technology supports one-touch dual BIOS switching button to shift between two BIOSes.

WINDFORCE – GIGABYTE’s Latest Cooling Solution
GIGABYTE introduces WINDFORCE, the latest cooling technology that differentiates the brand’s graphics cards from the rest. GIGABYTE understands that a fan is crucial to the graphics card, so only the fan with the most efficiency is selected for WINDFORCE. To qualify for WINDFORCE, the cooling solution must be equipped with anti-turbulence inclined-fin, ultra quiet PWM fan and pure copper heat pipe. Inclined-fins redirect airflow and help to reduce excessive heat and turbulence. Depending on its orientation, there are 4 types of inclined-fin designs: outward-inclined, 3D-inclined, parallel-inclined, and mirroring-inclined. Each type contributes to generating excellent exterior airflow for efficient heat dissipation from the interior GPU core.

WINDFORCE 3X: Anti-turbulence Cooling
GV-N580SO-15I is equipped with WINDFORCE 3X cooling solution. WINDFORCE™ 3X outward-inclined fin design is GIGABYTE’s innovative new generation triple-fan solution, which features 3 ultra quiet PWM fans, two 8mm copper heat pipes and a king-size (140x86 mm) vapor chamber to maximize the speed of heat dissipation. The special outward-inclined triple-fan design effectively minimizes the flow of turbulence between three fans. With a unique vapor chamber, WINDFORCE 3X is able to transfer heat from the hot spot to the cool spot as thermal energy becomes evaporated to the surrounding air. By capillary action, the condensed liquid droplets circulate back to the base of chamber. The cycles of evaporation and condensation enhance heat dissipation for greater cooling efficiency. Moreover, WINDFORCE 3X is equipped with three copper heat pipes to strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.

GPU Gauntlet Sorting
GIGABYTE’s very own GPU Gauntlet Sorting process is the key to the best GPUs for Super Overclock Series. A GPU must pass a sequence of tests to be selected. This unique process offers three major advantages. First, full-throttle performance tuning improves overclocking ability. Second, optimized thermal efficiency lowers extra temperatures. Fan speed is guaranteed at standard rpm in high-rated 3D and physics-accelerated games to reduce noise for an absolutely quiet environment. Lastly, expert power switching lowers power switching loss. With GPU Gauntlet Sorting, GIGABYTE SOC graphics card guarantees higher overclocking ability.

Ultra Durable VGA+
Thanks to Ultra Durable VGA+ that features 5+1 quality components, the Super Overclock Series supports top performance in graphics benchmarking. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA+’s 5 units of proadlizer on GV-N580SO-15I graphics cards is able to provide purer power supply compared to traditional power design (zero proadlizers). One of the quality components of Ultra Durable VGA+ is GIGABYTE’s exclusive use of proadlizers. On GV-N580SO-15I graphics cards, GIGABYTE uses five NEC Proadlizer, also known as film capacitor, to provide amazing current capacity and extremely low ESL/ESR for super overclocking ability. The added proadlizers transmit more stable power even during heavy load.
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14 Comments on Gigabyte to Unveil GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock Graphics Card at CeBIT

#1
micropage7
it looks nice with triple fans. dual bios and it looks pretty solid
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#3
TheGuruStud
Does it comes with a 30 amp breaker to replace my 20 on that circuit? :P
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If one default 580 card draws more power than 1 dual GPU HD 5970 card, imagine this sucker how much power will eat for breakfast!! ;):laugh::laugh::laugh:
#5
KashunatoR
this is not a card for noobs who are concerned about electric bills lol. i can't wait to see this card. i wonder if it's better than the matrix from asus and the lightning from msi
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char[] rager
Agreed. People who purchase these graphic cards do not care one bit about power consumption.

I bought my GTX 580 because of the performance amongst single-gpu cards. I do not care at all about noise or power consumption(because I live in a dorm)

But, I guarantee you that if I had to pay my own electricity bills, I still wouldn't care.
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by: char[] rager

But, I guarantee you that if I had to pay my own electricity bills, I still wouldn't care.
Your funny, hahaha! :rolleyes::laugh:

Let me see you talking after you have a family, 1 or 2 kids to take care of, and one unemployed wife, all three/four living in a 3 room rent apartment, hehe!
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#8
GanGstaOne
i think if you dont have the money for it you will buy
lower class card because for this card you have to got
very good motherboard, cpu, ram and psu
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#9
char[] rager
Let me see you talking after you have a family, 1 or 2 kids to take care of, and one unemployed wife, all three/four living in a 3 room rent apartment, hehe!
Why the **** would I get married if I want to drive a nice car, live in a nice place, and have a nice PC?
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#10
Jarman
felt harsh slagging u off...even though i probably would in person :D
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#11
50eurouser
What a waste of money it 'll be ... just get a nice GTX560 ti / HD6950 / HD6870 / HD6850
a huge waste of work hours ...
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#12
Andrei23
what is really disappointing is that this costs twice as much as a 6950 which can unlock to a 6970 but it only provides 20% more performance than the latter
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by: char[] rager
Why the **** would I get married if I want to drive a nice car, live in a nice place, and have a nice PC?
hahaha!!!
#14
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: TAViX
Your funny, hahaha! :rolleyes::laugh:

Let me see you talking after you have a family, 1 or 2 kids to take care of, and one unemployed wife, all three/four living in a 3 room rent apartment, hehe!
Im paying my electric bills, have an unemployed girlfriend living with me, and the PC doesnt even put a dent on my electric bill.

In fact, the bill I get from a night out with friends every weekend on the local pub drinking Rogue DeadGuy Ale is higher.
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