Leaked: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 specs and images

By Emil
Oct 29, 2010
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  1. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    The figure quoted is the "effective" memory rate- for GDDR5 data transfer occurs four times every memory cycle (actual memory speed) and so "effective memory speed" is four times that of actual. In this case 4008 / 4 = 1002MHz actual.
    Your HD 5770 should have a memory clock of 1200MHz (not 11**), making the effective memory 4800MHz.
  2. momir

    momir Newcomer, in training

    It will be same performance wise between AMD's 6XXX and GeForce 5XX just that AMD will again have an X2 flaghship whereas i don't think nVidia will soon...
  3. Zecias

    Zecias TechSpot Booster Posts: 202

    u might still see the power, but yur still wasting the true potential of the card if u dont have a cpu and monitor that can match up to it. if yur system isn't top notch already, you'll need to spend much more than $500 to have other components match up with yur gpu. 500(CPU) + 200-400(liquid cooling) + 1000(1600p, 30" monitor) + 300(motherboard) + 100-500(RAM) + 50-100(power supply) + 100-300(case) + however much the GPU costs.
    u could potentially spend 2000 - 3000 on a computer and then u can also add on speakers, sound cards, mics, mice, keyboards, and HDDs/SSDs. graphics cards like these don't make a huge difference in yur gaming experience, they are usually just for enthusiasts. the only reason u actually need this stuff is if u are a pro gamer, or need to use some seriously GPU/CPU intensive programs.

    i feel happy enough being able to play any game with maxed out setting on my 15", 1050p Monitor using a $1000 computer.
  4. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 117

    I hope that the 20% increase in performance doesn't mean that power consumption will also increase 10-20% because that would be a tragedy considering the already very high consumption of their high end chips.
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,263   +41

    20% increase in performance is expected for the next series. I'm messing around with a 1200 psu but I pull less than 700 watts from the wall while gaming. These high end cards aren't for the eco enthusiast. I'm sure most of us would be upset that we cant afford our 2 cans of coke for this month though because of it.
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

    A rough and dirty calculation would say that it's 7% increase in shader count multiplied by a 10% increase in clockspeed = 17% performance gain (not accurate to any great degree but a reasonable starting point.)
    TDP is rumoured (supposedly corroborated by an MSI employee posting at B3D) to be ~230w -actual as opposed to the 250w of the GTX 480 which in actuality can reach 280 in gaming and 300+ under Furmark so around 22% improvement in maximum board power (GPU+ VRAM). A little math then says 117% of the GTX 480's performance divided by 78% of the GTX 480's TDP = 50% improvement in Performance/watt. No too shabby if true, and a huge improvement for a card whose only real failings were power consumption and the associated noise/heat output.
    I would have preferred the card be called the GTX 485 or 490 if the chip design is a respun GF100 for low-leakage

    EDIT
    I guess we'll know soon enough, Asus have their GTX 580 already listed...although at $599 it's not for the budget minded. November 9th supposed launch day- hopefully the cards hit retail before Christmas.
    Hopefully TS have their review sample close at hand.


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