1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5 GB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Red_Machine

    Red_Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,732 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    380
    Location:
    Marlow, ENGLAND
    What CPU would you guys reccommend I get to go with this card?
     
  2. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    9,830 (3.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,485
    Location:
    Quantum well (UK)
    1 What resolution do you intend gaming at? If it's 1680x1050 you only need a midrange card

    2 The most powerful CPU that you can afford I'd say. What we need is a review of how game performance varies with CPU power to help you decide
     
  3. Red_Machine

    Red_Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,732 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    380
    Location:
    Marlow, ENGLAND
    Well, I've already ordered the card, but I am using 1680x1050. At some point I'll upgrade it to something bigger.

    Somebody reccommended at least a 3.6GHz quad core, but I haven't been able to find one on eBuyer or Scan.
     
  4. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    21,131 (7.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,657
    i7 or 1055/1090T

    Anything less would be stupid at this point.
     
  5. douglatins

    douglatins

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,869 (1.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    273
    Location:
    Brasil
  6. mdsx1950

    mdsx1950 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,107 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    413
    Location:
    In a gaming world :D
    Get an i7 950 since it's not SOOOO expensive or a i7 920. If you got enough money to spend, go for the 980x :D
     
  7. Red_Machine

    Red_Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,732 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    380
    Location:
    Marlow, ENGLAND
    I'm getting an AMD board. XD
     
  8. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,478 (0.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Your house.
    Somebody isn't being realistic. Are you even having problems playing games now? If not, just upgrade your video card to something mid-range -- don't even bother with your CPU. You have a 3GHz dual-core -- you're fine.
     
  9. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    10,053 (6.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,270
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    dont. AMD board plus a nvidia card is a funny combination IMHO

    Id get X58 so then you have the ability to go sli if you want to and core i7 still beats everything amd has right now
     
  10. dir_d

    dir_d

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    848 (0.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    110
    Location:
    Manteca, Ca
    AMD board and NVIDIA card is fine
     
  11. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    10,053 (6.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,270
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I see it as the HD5970 and GTX580 are = in performance. maybe like 3% worst and sometimes better in certain areas.

    Price wise for the card doesnt bother me. with nvidia we get way more features in the card then just the plain old microstuttering and driver problems from ati.

    Also in games that arent optimized for cf and sli the gtx580 wins hands down. Also when it comes to minimum FPS. a single gpu like the 580 will have smoother gameplay at 40FPS then a dual GPU like the 5970 at like 60FPS because the single GPU doesnt have random FPS plummets. For me minimum FPS is what really matters to me in the long run and thats where the 580 and all the fermi cards shine. I went form gtx260 sli and i got a lot of FPS with those but the choppiness from the fps drops really ruined it for me. I went to a 5870 that was better but ati drivers sucked for me and then went to the 470 and it has been amazing!
     
  12. Red_Machine

    Red_Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,732 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    380
    Location:
    Marlow, ENGLAND
    But I already ordered my 580 XD.
     
  13. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    10,053 (6.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,270
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    your fine except you might not get all the performance out of the card then you should.
     
  14. Red_Machine

    Red_Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,732 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    380
    Location:
    Marlow, ENGLAND
    Well, it has an nVidia chipset, if that matters.
     
  15. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    8,179 (3.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Virginia
    lol

    You're pretty much going to have to upgrade from that Athlon X2 most definitely then. That 580 won't be near as fast if you're still using an ancient CPU. I'd go with an nice 1090T or i7 CPU as some have mentioned. If you're on a budget, just grab a 1090T or 1055T and overclock it.
     
  16. Borque New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    23 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    You have to overclock 1090T to avoid bottleneck as well? WTF?
     
  17. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    8,179 (3.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Virginia
    It's just not as great an architecture as the i7's, the majority of Intel's Quad Cores can beat AMD's Hexa Cores, that doesn't mean AMD's six cores are garbage, they actually come close to an i7 most of the time and when overclocked enough they do touch the i7's and for a bit of a cheaper price to. AMD has been behind CPU wise against Intel since the Phenom I's, they haven't fully caught up since then. But Bulldozer will be out soon and maybe that will do some damage.
     
  18. HalfAHertz

    HalfAHertz

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,893 (0.95/day)
    Thanks Received:
    380
    Location:
    Singapore
    The GTX580 looks like a great product and I have to agree with the majority of people that this is what the 480 should have been. It looks like a very "future proof" card because of all the additional tweaks Nvidia did to the shaders(like FP16 calcs and improoved Z-culling).
    Tho if I have to be blunt about something, it's not so much about the fact that the 580 makes Nvidia look good as is that it just shows how bad and under performing the 480(when compared to the original vision o fermi) was in comparison. I think that in the future we will continue to argue if releasing the 480 back then was the right solution.
     
  19. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    21,131 (7.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,657
    Dude that BS. A lot of game NEED a quad-core now to be smooth. BC2 comes to mind.
     
  20. TRIPTEX_CAN

    TRIPTEX_CAN

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,305 (1.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    723
    Location:
    BC.CAN
    More and more games and especially most recent console ports are heavily dependent on multithreading. The MailMan is right.
     
  21. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,029 (6.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,094
    I think a lot of people are missing the point of the GTX580. While it did take the crown as the top single GPU(though the GTX480 still had it), the main point was not to provide a huge performance increase. Instead, similar to G80 to G92 and G70 to G71, it's main purpose to to revise the silicon to provide better thermal and power consumption while still allowing a marginal performance increase.

    Yes, when downclocked to GTX480 speeds, the performance difference is marginal. However, when clocked beyond GTX480 speeds, with all 512 SPs enabled, the GTX580 uses less power and puts out less heat.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  22. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,781 (3.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,342
    Also,as someone said already, to have something to shove against the highend 69xx.
     
  23. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,175 (1.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    375
    Prepare to be bombarded with reply from multi core users! :D
     
  24. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,601 (2.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    502
    so whats going to happen between you and nvidia since you broke the NDA w1zzard, do you think it will hurt your chances to get more review cards early cause that would really blow.
     
  25. Red_Machine

    Red_Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,732 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    380
    Location:
    Marlow, ENGLAND
    He didn't break the NDA. You could almost say the site was hacked.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page