Nvidia launches GeForce GTX 580, new community site

By Matthew
Nov 8, 2010
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  1. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,765   +534

    Maybe you should read the article?

    Sounds ok power wise to me? somehow, it sounds like Nvidia has finally picked its heels up.
  2. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    That some of you are surprised by Nvidia releasing charts that favor themselves is perplexing. Every company puts a spin on whatever they release no matter the quality. Thankfully when it comes to PC hardware there are an abundance of sites that cover the releases so we should be pretty informed. And hopefully we can add Mr. Waltons review to that list as soon as possible. But with all the leaks over the past couple weeks I don't think anything in the reviews about the GTX 580 came as a surprise performance wise, at least to me.

    Those load temperatures seem pretty generous at least from other reviews I've read so far, nevertheless whatever temperatures hold to be more accurate they seem to be an improvement over the GTX 480.
  3. SilverCider

    SilverCider TS Rookie Posts: 71

    Bit-tech have shown delta values for the temperature. So the 55°C is above ambient (room) temperature, which is a lot better than the GTX480.

    From what I read so far the GTX580 consumes around the same power under load as the GTX480, but performs around 15-20% (rough approx from reading benchmarks) better on average, whilst staying quite a bit cooler and quieter.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    Sometimes it's funny when well placed.

    The problem for me is not the price - pricing is decent for the performance. My problem is still with power requirements. I wouldn't put a pair of these on my PSU, but I would feel safe putting a pair of 5970s on my current PSU.
  5. peterbezemer

    peterbezemer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    this is the 'Fermi done right', hope there will also be a 560 soon, Nvidia is back :)
  6. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Should have read the article, thanks for clarifying that seems more inline with others I've read today.
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,863   +1,196

    Maybe a current PSU with more current might be in order then. Personally I can't think of a worse highend setup than crossfired HD5970's. Scaling is all over the place and the driver profiles for this setup are inconsistant to say the least. With the intoduction of the 6000 series I would find it difficult to believe that fixing the broken profiles or updating in future is of the highest priority for Terry Makedon and the rest if there is a rest) of AMD's driver team.
  8. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 567   +25

    Did anyone notice how they didn't compair it to the 5970? i think that card would still be faster
  9. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    im confused because everyone has been saying that until now, nvidia has been getting beat by amd.
    i thought that nvidia had the best GPUs for cheaper price, better drivers, and in general, is compatible with more games.
    am i wrong?
  10. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    I love how they made the charts. Real pro stuff.
  11. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 567   +25

    Nvidia are purely made for gaming, amd can be used to video encode and other things, more a multipurpose GPU
  12. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Will they switch them out for free, or do you have to pay for the upgrade?
  13. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Actually if you check out the review at maximumpc

    the 580 and 5970 are pretty much neck and neck. Here's the difference, the HD 5970 relies on crossfire scaling which although usually works well is not as good as SLi. The 5970 is also larger and performs poorer in heavily tessellated games. And I can assure you that games using tessellation are on their way.

    It's all really preferences and brand loyalty for the most part though.
  14. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    I love how you blatantly ignore the comment that dividebyzero made. Ignorance at its best.
  15. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 143

  16. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 514   +9

    I think it can play crysis.

    Maybe fermi is what it's cracked up to be?
  17. Legendle2007

    Legendle2007 TS Rookie

    Lol these graphs are somewhat misleading...
  18. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Ati does it too. There's probably a technical reason behind it though.
  19. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    this thing scales great with 2 cards
  20. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,181   +411

    There's no technical reason behind it - it's to trick people without lying. A lot of people glance at the graphs without paying close attention to the smaller details.
  21. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    What's with the labelling these days? The new cards from Nvidia and ATI aren't really much of an improvement at all. At least not like the 2x improvement in generations of old.
  22. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    How much more power is this going to use compared to the AMD 6970HD? Will be interesting to see these 2 going head to head. It does look impressive but I haven't got the money/system to run one of those babies!
  23. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,556   +337

    With aggressive pricing and good performance the 6970 should be able make this beast at least drop it price (a lot).
    PS: they need to make the 570 draw a lot less power. 580's is still way up there.
  24. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    According to the Tech Report, the power consumption is actually slightly higher than that of the GTX 480 (Depending on the workload) and it is only one decibel quieter under load.

    I can't say that I'm impressed.
  25. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    According to the Tech Report, the power consumption is actually slightly higher than that of the GTX 480 (Depending on the workload) and it is only one decibel quieter under load.

    I can't say that I'm impressed.

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