Thursday, October 28th 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Reference Design Graphics Card Pictured

Here are the first pictures of what is touted to be the GeForce GTX 580 reference design graphics card by NVIDIA, by sections of the Chinese media. There are some interesting inferences that can be drawn just by the looks of the card. To begin with the cooler bears an uncanny resemblance to one of the earliest design iterations of the GeForce GTX 480 (pictured here and here). In its final iteration, NVIDIA gave the GTX 480 a more massive cooler, perhaps to keep up with its finalized clock speeds. If the design of the GTX 580 cooler is anything to go by, it means that either NVIDIA refined the GF100 architecture in the GF110 (on which GTX 580 is based) a great deal, increasing performance per Watt; or that since GTX 580 is in its development stage, its final version could look different. GeForce GTX 580 is being designed as a counter to AMD's Radeon HD 6900 series single-GPU graphics cards that are based on the new Cayman graphics core, which is slated for release in late November. It is expected to be 20% faster than the GTX 480.

Source: PCinLife
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213 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Reference Design Graphics Card Pictured

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I'm sorry but I want this GPU to bring the heat! (No pun intended). I mean If the 580 kicks the 69xx series ass we all win! Plus Ill finally have a good excuse to go green!
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#2
erocker
the54thvoid said:


If reports by Fudzilla are true
That's almost an oxymoron.
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#3
TheMailMan78
Big Member
erocker said:
That's almost an oxymoron.
How about???

True are Fudzilla reports if fake.

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#4
the54thvoid
erocker said:
That's almost an oxymoron.
In all fairness i did put "If", "Fudzilla" and "True" in one sentence. As oppossed to "TPU" and "says".
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#5
erocker
the54thvoid said:
In all fairness i did put "If", "Fudzilla" and "True" in one sentence. As oppossed to "TPU" and "says".
Nah, I totally understand. Just a FUD jab. :toast:
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#7
bear jesus
I so can't wait to see what the 580 can do, well the 6970 as well :laugh: i only recived my 6870's today but if either of the new top end cards really impresses me i think it will be time for a psu upgrade :D

Although heat will play a major part in my choice as im being cooked alive as i type :roll:
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#8
N3M3515
all this talk.......and it will be:
GTX580 like 5% faster than 6970 and 100USD more
6950 equal or slightly faster than GTX480 for 300USD
6990 kicking both of their asses(25% - 30%) for 150USD more (than GTX580)

HD 6950 300USD
HD 6970 400USD
GTX 580 500USD
HD 6990 650USD

PD: HD 6990 will be 2x HD 6950

It's not like a genius is needed to figure that out.
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#11
Wile E
Power User
Glad to see that, so far, they plan to keep all the display connectors in the first slot space. I can't stand the way ATI puts them across 2 slots. I water cool, and want the option to go single slot with a full cover block.

And, considering I water cool, I don't care about the stock cooler or heat output.

All I want to know is performance and price.
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#12
zithe
Wow. 20% improvement is pretty good, imho. These cards get into the 100s of fps in most games out today. Nice little wave to be in. :P

Creepy panda 'shop.
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#13
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Wile E said:
Glad to see that, so far, they plan to keep all the display connectors in the first slot space. I can't stand the way ATI puts them across 2 slots. I water cool, and want the option to go single slot with a full cover block.

And, considering I water cool, I don't care about the stock cooler or heat output.

All I want to know is performance and price.
Totally agree with you on this:toast:
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#14
mdsx1950
N3M3515 said:
all this talk.......and it will be:
GTX580 like 5% faster than 6970 and 100USD more
6950 equal or slightly faster than GTX480 for 300USD
6990 kicking both of their asses(25% - 30%) for 150USD more (than GTX580)

HD 6950 300USD
HD 6970 400USD
GTX 580 500USD
HD 6990 650USD

PD: HD 6990 will be 2x HD 6970 Underclocked

It's not like a genius is needed to figure that out.
Fixed. :p

And if the GTX 580 is powerful and doesn't heat up so much i might be going green. ;)
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#15
N3M3515
mdsx1950 said:
Fixed. :p

And if the GTX 580 is powerful and doesn't heat up so much i might be going green. ;)
Good fix :toast:
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#17
Unregistered
KaelMaelstrom said:
1(580) vs 2(6970)? this is interesting, they might have a voodoo spell to make it faster than 6970
Did you just say VooDoo???? :pimp::pimp: (no 3dfx related....or is it?!?)
#19
pantherx12
What's the shader core rate on 480?



Also if this turns out to be gf100 and not a refiddle of 460 then LULZ at paying for and overclocked 480 lol ( I know it has more shaders, but I think the overclocking potential of this new card will be crippled, so 580 vs 480 = pretty equal.

Infact

buy one of these chaps

http://techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/N480GTX_GTX_480_Lightning/31.html

20% improvement over a 480 XD
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#20
Unregistered
The 580 is hardly a new generation chip. It's not even an evolution one. It's just an enhanced 480. If any of you guys here doing professional 3D design or modelling knows what I'm talking about. the 580 is based on nvidia Quadro 6000, which is just a 5000 with some more CUDA cores and features (not so many...).

http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-quadro-6000-us.html

Just compare Quadro 5000, 5800 and 6000, to notice the difference. ;)
#21
BorgOvermind
N3M3515 said:
mmmm...

7% more shaders than the gtx 480
10% more core and shader clock
= memory clock
= bus width

:shadedshu, something is not right..
If true, it failed from start.
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#22
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
I reckon those pictures are fake. nvidia is going to release a bigger, badder and inevitably hotter card than the GTX 480, yet the cooler looks like a prototype GTX 480?

Yeah sure. :rolleyes:

However, it wouldn't surprise me if the GTX 580 is actually not severely delayed. After all, it's going to use a refined chip that nvidia have had a year to work on.

I'll be bookmarking bta's news post and compare the real product when it comes with these pictures.
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#23
HTC
Dunno why you dudes are saying A card is hotter then B card.

Has anyone tried to put a 480 stock cooler on a 5870 card? If possible and the 5870 is hotter with the "newer" cooler, then the 480 is hotter the the 5870.

Anyone considered that it's the cooler that sucks and not the card that's hotter?

Personally, i would like to see someone putting a stock 5870 cooler on a 480 and vice-versa and compare temps: it would once and for all resolve this (if @ all possible, ofc).
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#24
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
HTC said:
Dunno why you dudes are saying A card is hotter then B card.

Has anyone tried to put a 480 stock cooler on a 5870 card? If possible and the 5870 is hotter with the "newer" cooler, then the 480 is hotter the the 5870.

Anyone considered that it's the cooler that sucks and not the card that's hotter?

Personally, i would like to see someone putting a stock 5870 cooler on a 480 and vice-versa and compare temps: it would once and for all resolve this (if @ all possible, ofc).
Well yes, but if the card draws 60% more power from the wall it's pretty likely it's gonna get hot with any cooler TBH.
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#25
Benetanegia
Tatty_One said:
Well yes, but if the card draws 60% more power from the wall it's pretty likely it's gonna get hot with any cooler TBH.
Yep, but you also have to take into account die size. A bigger chip == bigger contact area == higher heat transmission == lower temps.

Of course in the case of GTX480 the bigger die area is not enough to make up the difference, because the power consumption difference is just too high. But in previous generations Nvidia cards used to be cooler despite consuming the same or a little more.
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