Friday, April 22nd 2011

ZOTAC Readies New Monster GeForce GTX 580 Graphics Card

Known for coming up with innovative new high-end non-reference graphics cards for overclocking, ZOTAC is treating the GeForce GTX 580 GPU to a strong VRM and cooling to aim to be every overclocker's desire. To begin with, the card uses a strong 18-phase VRM to power the GTX 580. Power is drawn from two 8-pin power connectors, and is conditioned by the VRM that occupies a large part of the PCB including the rear portion and a top portion that's protruding above the full-height limit. The VRM uses high-grade MOSFETs, server-class capacitors, and proadlizers to condition power. The source notes that the VRM can handle up to 500W load.

To cool the beast, there are two heatsinks, first is the component heatsink that is spread across the length of the card, cooling VRM and memory; and the primary heatsink, which is a massive aluminum fin array to which heat is fed by six 6 mm thick heat pipes. The heatsink is ventilated by two 120 mm fans. The card is overclocked out of the box, with the core running at 850 MHz, 1700 MHz CUDA cores, and 1100 MHz (4.40 GHz effective) memory. Display connectivity includes two DVI and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. You can use two connectors at a time. There's no info on pricing and availability, though ZOTAC is known for releasing such specialty products in Asian markets only.

Source: mydrivers.com
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19 Comments on ZOTAC Readies New Monster GeForce GTX 580 Graphics Card

#1
entropy13
That's just ugly. Not "fugly" though since at least's it's just black and silver/white/grey.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Overclockers don't care if their cards are soft-pink and baby blue.
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#3
T3kl0rd
Seriously, who cares what a card looks like. I only care about what it displays on my screen. I'll take two of these.
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#4
Relayer
Obvious Klingon design. :D

Seriously though, I like the heat sink on the board components. The amt. of power these cards are drawing now just sticking the VRM under a fan isn't cutting it anymore.
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#5
Enmity
hmmm... you'd need an extended sli bridge coz otherwise there's no way you'll connect the bridge to the primary card when running these in SLI - thats a monolithic heatsink on there to manouver about, good job though Zotac - should overclock well :D and who cares how it looks.
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#6
arnoo1
Mehh, if i want a gtx580 i will go for the msi lightning, or a reference with a wc blok
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#7
Trackr
I like the idea, because GTX 580s are very overclockable on good cooling.

But this is going to cost, what - 600$?

You can get HD 6950 Crossfire for that.
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#8
arroyo
I have seen this card and I was all like...


One of the best power section on a graphics card (18 PHASE VRM).
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#10
LDNL
Why can't they do something like this to a 590 so it actually can take some beating...
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: LDNL
Why can't they do something like this to a 590 so it actually can take some beating...
ASUS is working on that. MARS II (dual GF110, 6 GB, wtf speeds).
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#12
hv43082
Fail if this does not have 3GB memory.
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#13
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
this seems to me to be the card that will have LN2 and break records... excellent power delivery structure.

from what I've seen here and there on LN2 GTX580's tho, what they do is butcher GTX480 PCB's and combine the VRM's with a GTX580, to give it a sweet butload of phases... this still could be better tho.
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#14
1c3d0g
My good God...new Folding@Home champ?! Awesome! :cool:
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#15
Jonap_1st
giving a new meaning for "quad slot" cooling..
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#16
SNiiPE_DoGG
You guys really dont understand that this card is not meant for water cooling or air coling do you? the 1 and ONLY reason to buy this card is if you are putting it under LN2
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#17
erixx
HEY, the PCB is FFFFFFing beautiful! naked, i mean.... lol, yes, no one cares...
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#18
Rebelstar
And still only 2 monitors max? FAIL. For such card they could do some extra feature like working surround solution on 1 card. That's why I still using AMD cards.
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#19
ty_ger
by: Rebelstar
And still only 2 monitors max? FAIL. For such card they could do some extra feature like working surround solution on 1 card. That's why I still using AMD cards.
That is a NVIDIA design issue as well as a driver problem.

But this card wasn't designed for surround screen gaming or max settings in Metro 2033. The only thing it was designed for was benching.
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