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
N3M3515
The only thing i care about is bang for buck, i don't buy x card that performs 10% than a y card for 50% the price (for example), i don't care if its the FASTEST(10% pathetic)

EDIT: oh ! my card runs 5 frames faster than yours........omfg.....
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Wile E
Power User
Mussels said:
remember what half the nvidia fanboys on the forum repeat over and over:

'i dont care about price, power, heat or noise so long as its the fastest!'


nvidia knows that their fanboys (not their regular users) only care because they have the FASTEST, not about any other category.
I sure as hell wouldn't buy it for that price. I'm dying to ditch ATI, but not for that much money.
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#3
erocker
Senior Moderator
Found these:

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#4
Kantastic
Not very often we see an IHS on a GPU... wonder how hot those things are?
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erocker
Senior Moderator
Kantastic said:
Not very often we see an IHS on a GPU... wonder how hot those things are?
G80, G92, G200, 470's, 480's all have IHS's.
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Wile E
Power User
My G92's (8800GT) didn't have spreaders on them.
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#7
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Kantastic said:
Not very often we see an IHS on a GPU... wonder how hot those things are?
This is why water cooling was created:toast:

No more issues...
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#8
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I hope its like 400 bucks. Thats fair for a top tier GPU. To bad the GPU market isn't like the NFL and use price caps :laugh:
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#9
N3M3515
it's funny how each generation the radeons get better relative to the geforces, look:

3850<3870<8800gts<8800gtx nvidia
4850 nvidia
5850 amd
6950=gtx570<6970=gtx580 ?? amd
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#10
bear jesus
N3M3515 said:
it's funny how each generation the radeons get better relative to the geforces, look:

3850<3870<8800gts<8800gtx nvidia
4850 nvidia
5850 amd
6950=gtx570<6970=gtx580 ?? amd
Hmmm interesting point, if you are right with the 5xx and 69xx cards it kind of makes me wonder if this was ATI/AMD's plan all along, just take a few steps closer each generation until they are back on top in all price points again.
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#12
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
google and you shall find, GTX580 gets a thumbs up from me :)
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