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

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missing some sink on those 3 mem chips though..
 
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How much?
 

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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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Nice heatsink setup on that thing! :rockout:
 
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I think it's a mess-on-a-stick.
 

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Please be dual slot, none of this 3 slot monsters :(
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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NVIDIA aparently clamped down and said that no partner is allowed to make a triple slot cooler. That's what I heard anyway.
explains it being written up as a 2+ slot cooler
 

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Still cannot believe it consumes more than a 5970!!! :banghead:
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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Still cannot believe it consumes more than a 5970!!! :banghead:
well...not every card can be as fast and as power conscious as a 3dfx spectre 3000..in SLI:)
 
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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.:)
Given that the 4870X2 was build on 55nm vs 40nm on the GTX480?
 

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Given that the 4870X2 was build on 55nm vs 40nm on the GTX480?
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:

(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.