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Zotac Readies New GTX 580 Extreme Edition Graphics Card with Strong VRM

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  1. btarunr

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    Zotac is flexing its engineering muscle again. Known for several novelty high-end non-reference design graphics cards, Zotac's latest work is based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580, and revolves around backing the GPU and memory with a strong VRM. So complex is its VRM circuit, that it extends the PCB's height by a good one inch. The VRM consists of over 16 phases, making use of high-grade chokes, capacitors, POSCAPs, and proadlizers. Power is drawn in from 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors.

    To cool the beast, there's a monolithic aluminum heatsink that runs through all corners of the PCB, cooling MOSFETs and memory chips. The GPU is cooled by a 2+ slot air cooler that makes use of two 120 mm fans blowing air onto a dense aluminum fin array. This cooler can be detached, and a universal water block for the GPU can be used without having to worry about cooling other components. Although the clock speeds aren't known, one can expect them to either be high, or moderately high leaving a large overclocking headroom. Zotac will brand this card "Zotac GTX 580 Extreme Edition".

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    Source: Expreview
     
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    missing some sink on those 3 mem chips though..
     
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    How much?
     
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    Those are proadlizers (a kind of multiphase capacitors), not memory chips. They don't need cooling.
     
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    overclock me please !!!!
     
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    great to this this being announced so soon after the launch of the card!
     
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    awesome... aweseome awesome awesome
     
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    Dangit, I should have waited for this. I ordered my AMP! edition 9 hours ago.
     
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    Please be dual slot, none of this 3 slot monsters :(
     
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    EGGcellent! *This* is what I call a custom card! :cool:
     
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    Nice heatsink setup on that thing! :rockout:
     
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    I think it's a mess-on-a-stick.
     
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    Still cannot believe it consumes more than a 5970!!! :banghead:
     
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    NVIDIA aparently clamped down and said that no partner is allowed to make a triple slot cooler. That's what I heard anyway.
     
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    I'll take two please. <(^_^)>
     
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    Just what i was thinking. Look more like a bodge job \ cowboy job.
     
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    explains it being written up as a 2+ slot cooler
     
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    Didn't stop Sparkle from releasing their AXP equipped model :D

    SPARKLE Calibre Series X580 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi...
     
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    With a VRM like this it's clearly made for extreme overclocking(read: liquid gas cooling)
     
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    Did it topped 400W ???








    btw, I want one on AGP 8x...
     
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    And i still can't believe a 4870 X2 still consumes more then both the 480/580 and 5970.:laugh:

    Awesome card.:)
     
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    well...not every card can be as fast and as power conscious as a 3dfx spectre 3000..in SLI:)
     
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    Given that the 4870X2 was build on 55nm vs 40nm on the GTX480?
     
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    Heat and power wise like the GTX 400 series the 4870's/4870 X2's where also pretty inefficient and ran quite hot even for a bigger die:

    4870:

    [​IMG] (consumed more at idle then a GTX 280 which was a better performer)

    And the 4870 X2 still consumes more power then any card out on the market. I think having a bit of a bigger die did make a bit of a temp/power increase, but not the the point where when you try overclocking you start hitting 100c with ease.
     

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