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ZOTAC Readies New Monster GeForce GTX 580 Graphics Card

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Known for coming up with innovative new high-end non-reference graphics cards for overclocking, ZOTAC is treating the GeForce GTX 580 GPU to a strong VRM and cooling to aim to be every overclocker's desire. To begin with, the card uses a strong 18-phase VRM to power the GTX 580. Power is drawn from two 8-pin power connectors, and is conditioned by the VRM that occupies a large part of the PCB including the rear portion and a top portion that's protruding above the full-height limit. The VRM uses high-grade MOSFETs, server-class capacitors, and proadlizers to condition power. The source notes that the VRM can handle up to 500W load.

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That's just ugly. Not "fugly" though since at least's it's just black and silver/white/grey.
 

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Overclockers don't care if their cards are soft-pink and baby blue.
 
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Seriously, who cares what a card looks like. I only care about what it displays on my screen. I'll take two of these.
 
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Obvious Klingon design. :D

Seriously though, I like the heat sink on the board components. The amt. of power these cards are drawing now just sticking the VRM under a fan isn't cutting it anymore.
 

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hmmm... you'd need an extended sli bridge coz otherwise there's no way you'll connect the bridge to the primary card when running these in SLI - thats a monolithic heatsink on there to manouver about, good job though Zotac - should overclock well :D and who cares how it looks.
 
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Mehh, if i want a gtx580 i will go for the msi lightning, or a reference with a wc blok
 

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I like the idea, because GTX 580s are very overclockable on good cooling.

But this is going to cost, what - 600$?

You can get HD 6950 Crossfire for that.
 
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I have seen this card and I was all like...


One of the best power section on a graphics card (18 PHASE VRM).
 
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Why can't they do something like this to a 590 so it actually can take some beating...
 

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Why can't they do something like this to a 590 so it actually can take some beating...
ASUS is working on that. MARS II (dual GF110, 6 GB, wtf speeds).
 
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Fail if this does not have 3GB memory.
 

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this seems to me to be the card that will have LN2 and break records... excellent power delivery structure.

from what I've seen here and there on LN2 GTX580's tho, what they do is butcher GTX480 PCB's and combine the VRM's with a GTX580, to give it a sweet butload of phases... this still could be better tho.
 

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giving a new meaning for "quad slot" cooling..
 
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You guys really dont understand that this card is not meant for water cooling or air coling do you? the 1 and ONLY reason to buy this card is if you are putting it under LN2
 
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HEY, the PCB is FFFFFFing beautiful! naked, i mean.... lol, yes, no one cares...
 

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And still only 2 monitors max? FAIL. For such card they could do some extra feature like working surround solution on 1 card. That's why I still using AMD cards.
 
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And still only 2 monitors max? FAIL. For such card they could do some extra feature like working surround solution on 1 card. That's why I still using AMD cards.

That is a NVIDIA design issue as well as a driver problem.

But this card wasn't designed for surround screen gaming or max settings in Metro 2033. The only thing it was designed for was benching.