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

gtx580 worth it?

martthefart

New Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2010
Messages
147 (0.04/day)
System Name martthefart lol
Processor amd 1090t 6 core 3.2
Motherboard gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
Cooling all stock
Memory 6 gig ram ddr3
Video Card(s) gaimward gtx 460 756mb se
Storage samsung 320gig
Display(s) viewsonic va2213w

HammerON

The Watchful Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 2, 2009
Messages
7,906 (2.02/day)
Location
Up North
System Name Cruncher
Processor E5 2683 v3
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4/3.1
Cooling EK Supremacy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32 GB 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 980 Ti Classified
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB + Mushkin Reactor 1 TB / OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U3011 30"
Case TT Core V51
Audio Device(s) On-board
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Always changing~
GTX 580 would be a nice upgrade to a GTX 460. You do not need to get the water cooled edition though...
Save yourself some money, unless you really want a water cooled edition.
 

martthefart

New Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2010
Messages
147 (0.04/day)
System Name martthefart lol
Processor amd 1090t 6 core 3.2
Motherboard gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
Cooling all stock
Memory 6 gig ram ddr3
Video Card(s) gaimward gtx 460 756mb se
Storage samsung 320gig
Display(s) viewsonic va2213w
tyvm for replying no need 4 water really is the 580 a good uograde?
 

HammerON

The Watchful Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 2, 2009
Messages
7,906 (2.02/day)
Location
Up North
System Name Cruncher
Processor E5 2683 v3
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4/3.1
Cooling EK Supremacy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32 GB 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 980 Ti Classified
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB + Mushkin Reactor 1 TB / OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U3011 30"
Case TT Core V51
Audio Device(s) On-board
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Always changing~
GTX 660 Ti is a great performer for the price...
I guess that I am still too attached to my GTX 580"s :toast:
 

martthefart

New Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2010
Messages
147 (0.04/day)
System Name martthefart lol
Processor amd 1090t 6 core 3.2
Motherboard gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
Cooling all stock
Memory 6 gig ram ddr3
Video Card(s) gaimward gtx 460 756mb se
Storage samsung 320gig
Display(s) viewsonic va2213w
tyvm for replys only ever had amd 5770 card 2 days sent it back drivers was rubbish are the red team now good?
 
Joined
Oct 29, 2009
Messages
2,545 (0.69/day)
System Name Last Resort
Processor Core i5 4570 3.2ghz
Motherboard HP OEM
Cooling OEM HP cooler for cpu / Antec case fans for case
Memory 8GB DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB FTW
Storage KINGSTON SA400S37240G + 500GB WD Blue
Display(s) LG ThinQ 4k TV
Case Antec
Audio Device(s) Koss CS-100 headset
Power Supply 550w
Mouse PS/2 ECM-S6102
Keyboard Dell
Software Windows 10 Pro
here's a 660ti within your budget if your worried about AMD

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gigabyte-gtx-660-ti-windforce-2x-28nm-pcie-30-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-941mhz-boost-1019mhz-cores-1344-

as far as i know AMD drivers were decent last time I used them... but that was with an IGP 3200 and about a year or so ago

Edit: the refurb you linked seems good for the price if they have a warranty for it. The biggest issue with that though would be your power supply... any saving would be negated if you had to upgrade your power supply.

Edit 2: the GTX 660Ti has about the same power, if not exactly the same (i say about due to manufacturer overclocks) as the GTX460. So you wouldn't need to worry about a power supply upgrade if you went with a GTX 660Ti. The TDP for the 460 and 660ti are 150w, while the 580 is at a whopping 244w. The HD 7950 is about 200w TDP.
 
Last edited:

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
27,934 (6.17/day)
Location
Republic of Texas (True Patriot)
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
tyvm for replys only ever had amd 5770 card 2 days sent it back drivers was rubbish are the red team now good?
Ive been installing ontop of drivers lately and no ill effects from them have occurred. This is with a 6770 which is technically the same part as the 5770. Drivers are 12.8s. Most Amd users have been using 12.6 or 12.8s.
 

Tatty_One

Senior Moder@tor
Staff member
Joined
Jan 18, 2006
Messages
21,830 (4.32/day)
Location
Worcestershire, UK
System Name The Grey
Processor Skylake i7 6700k @ 4.6gig - 1.35V
Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk
Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 240V AIO/Viper140's
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX3000 @ 3200mhz CL15 1T
Video Card(s) Palit 8GB GTX 1070 GameRock OC Edition
Storage SkHynix SL308 120GB/CrucialM4 64GB/1TB WD Black
Display(s) LG 29inch 2560x1080 Curved Ultrawide IPS
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Windowed - Gunmetal
Audio Device(s) SB Xifi Elite Pro 7.1through VideoLogic ZXR550's
Power Supply XFX Pro Black Edition 750W Gold modular
Mouse Coolermaster Storm Octane wired
Keyboard Element Gaming Carbon Mk2 Tournament Mech
Software Win 10 Home x64
Definatly go for the 660ti IMO, across the board it is a little faster than the 580, at your particular resolution as much as 10 - 14% faster, plus you will get less heat and power draw..... a no brainer really. 580's still remain good and powerful cards but going from a 460 you would be foolish not to take advantage of the 660ti benefits.
 
Joined
Oct 29, 2009
Messages
2,545 (0.69/day)
System Name Last Resort
Processor Core i5 4570 3.2ghz
Motherboard HP OEM
Cooling OEM HP cooler for cpu / Antec case fans for case
Memory 8GB DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB FTW
Storage KINGSTON SA400S37240G + 500GB WD Blue
Display(s) LG ThinQ 4k TV
Case Antec
Audio Device(s) Koss CS-100 headset
Power Supply 550w
Mouse PS/2 ECM-S6102
Keyboard Dell
Software Windows 10 Pro
The only situation I could see the 580 being the better choice would be for overclocking the shader cores for folding@home

aside from that... 660ti is the one to get.. personally i'll probably grab the non ti version.. but only due to budget
 

martthefart

New Member
Joined
Mar 23, 2010
Messages
147 (0.04/day)
System Name martthefart lol
Processor amd 1090t 6 core 3.2
Motherboard gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
Cooling all stock
Memory 6 gig ram ddr3
Video Card(s) gaimward gtx 460 756mb se
Storage samsung 320gig
Display(s) viewsonic va2213w
tyvm 4 the help guys u all rock gtx660ti it is then
 
Top