Leaked: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 specs and images

By on October 29, 2010, 10:36 AM
One Chinese website has posted a purported spec sheet for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 and another Chinese website has posted two images of the graphics card. Have the Chinese essentially leaked Nvidia's latest and greatest? The card should be announced next month, but we likely won't see it till February 2011.

According to Chiphell, the GTX 580 will feature 512 CUDA cores, most likely arranged in 16 SMs of 32 SP each. The shader clocked will be at 1544MHz while the core clock will be at 772MHz. The GTX580 also has 1536MB/384bit of GDDR5 memory, with the memory frequency set to 4008MHz, memory bandwidth up to 192.4GB/sec, and texture fill rate at 49.4billion/sec. The net result is an expected performance jump of 20 percent over the GTX 480.

Two pictures (above) of the company's forthcoming flagship product, based on the codenamed GF110 GPU, have supposedly emerged on PCinlife. It's hard to verify whether these images are legitimate, but the graphics card certainly does not look like anything that is currently available from the company or its partners. The quality of the pictures suggests that they were taken from an official presentation by the company. Two DVI-I outputs as well as an HDMI connector are visible, and the cooling system is sizeable.





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Colonel Lance said:

Is it just me or does China seems to be the major source of tech leaks?

As to the actual topic I can't wait to see how the next generation of Nvidia GPUs will do.

Emil said:

Colonel Lance said:

Is it just me or does China seems to be the major source of tech leaks?

It is the factory of the world...

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

Hmm looks interesting. Now I'm considering ebaying my 480's or hoping this new card drops before the step up program is no longer valid for me from evga.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

20% faster than a 480, eh? Very nice - now let's talk about the heat and power consumption which are the major drawbacks to the 480.

Also, at what point does the cost justify the return? Look at the midrange cards like the GTX 460 and the Radeon 6870 that can already play any game out there at max settings while getting sky-high frame rates. How much sense does it make to shell out an additional $250-$300 for a card that will provide zero gain in return?

BlindObject said:

Wtf? 500 series already? I remember we played with the 200s for the longest time. Anyway, my 465 is gonna be with me for a while, especially when it gets it's twin brother.

Puiu Puiu said:

@BlindObject better buy it before they stop selling it. or you try going for 2x460.

BTW is it just me or amd and nvidia have been in sync for some time now?

Ahmed90 Ahmed90 said:

here we go the battle started again AMD got 6xxx Nvidia will not sit and watch nope here we go 5xx

thats good i guess we will see more prices drops for the mid/old cards like 58xx and 68xx also nvidia gtx 4xx

which already can run most games @ max settings

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

Wtf? 500 series already? I remember we played with the 200s for the longest time. Anyway, my 465 is gonna be with me for a while, especially when it gets it's twin brother.

my brothers owns a 265, he found out it has just as much memory hiding under the hood as a 470. He flashed it and now windows recognizes it as a 470.

hitech0101 said:

It seems the we are getting the new cards but not the right programs that can actually utilize the entire power these babies provide.

Eddo22 said:

TomSEA said:

20% faster than a 480, eh? Very nice - now let's talk about the heat and power consumption which are the major drawbacks to the 480.

Also, at what point does the cost justify the return? Look at the midrange cards like the GTX 460 and the Radeon 6870 that can already play any game out there at max settings while getting sky-high frame rates. How much sense does it make to shell out an additional $250-$300 for a card that will provide zero gain in return?

Again that 'max settings' comes up. Reality is.. at 1920x1200 it will play all games without Anti aliasing. There are probably a few to several games that 4x would be too much and possibly even 2x. To me max settings includes Anti aliasing.

Also the Geforce 580 might have some pretty steep competition once the Cayman cards come out.

frodough said:

what's the power draw? that's the one thing i've been looking at especially on the GTX's

63Jax said:

you can heat your house with it, i'm pretty sure about that...

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

I'm sure it pretty high, I'm running at about 700 watts while playing games like MW2

BlindObject said:

supersmashbrada said:

Wtf? 500 series already? I remember we played with the 200s for the longest time. Anyway, my 465 is gonna be with me for a while, especially when it gets it's twin brother.

my brothers owns a 265, he found out it has just as much memory hiding under the hood as a 470. He flashed it and now windows recognizes it as a 470.

I think you mean a 465*. And yeah, I've been thinking about that, but I'm scared I'll brick it..

drasho said:

cant wait to see the actual stats on this =) And for the heat and power comsumption, i think they got it covered since the new gf110 version. only time will tell tough

CyberChrist said:

I am really excited about this launch. I have been rocking a pair of 8800 GTXs for forever now and have been patiently waiting for a substantial upgrade. Hopefully this will be good enough to purchase out right. If not then I plan to catch a GTX 480 as the price falls.

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I just can't imagine Nvidia dropping the ball again on efficiency with this come next year considering how badly they got hammered. Now lets hope that they keep on schedule and don't fall behind once again since they are already playing catchup in terms of time.

Archean Archean, TechSpot Paladin, said:

It is the factory of the world...

Indeed, you hit the nail right on its head, perhaps without actually going into detail what it meant for Uncle Sam ...... it is the reason they have become 2nd largest economy and destined to become # 1 in couple of decades; and also it is the reason that US economy isn't and wouldn't be recovering as it should. Frankly this one fact which won't be told by any of the politicians from both gangs who are taking turns to make matters worse over there, economic freedom in reality has become 'economic disorder' for this generation; just as once cultural freedom became 'cultural disorder' in 60s. Anyway its a different debate for a different time.

So back to the card, it may turns out to be slightly faster than 6970 Radeons but lets wait and see till there are some in-depth reviews get out in the wild with both of these products launched.

Cueto_99 said:

The GTX480's life span was way too short, not to mention it wasn't very succesful, unfortunately nVidia is just trying to catch up on the game...

edison5do said:

After a big delay of their DX11 Line-Up, now is where the real product battle begins, for the best of us "customers" receving high quality product from their figth...Sweet

CyberChrist said:

Cueto_99 said:

The GTX480's life span was way too short, not to mention it wasn't very succesful, unfortunately nVidia is just trying to catch up on the game...

I don't really under stand where this stance that Nvidia is trying to play catch up is coming from. Their line up from the GTX 460 on up is quite competitive performance wise. They may not be as efficient but heck how many people have purchased 1kw PSUs? Besides if they already have such a level of performance but are so inefficient imagine what we can expect from them when they bring performance/watt in line. I guess I am just sick of hearing of people bash on one company or the other. We want them both to be releasing powerful cards as quickly as possible.

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

I think you mean a 465*. And yeah, I've been thinking about that, but I'm scared I'll brick it..

yeah 465( I almost typed 456 there). Took him 5 minutes but you have to check and make sure the card can achieve it.

tacobfm said:

just as AMD takes hold of #1 graphics card with Radeon 6970, Nvidia strikes back with GTX 580. Honestly they have to work on their GTX 460 to offer performance of the radeon 6800 series

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

you can heat your house with it, i'm pretty sure about that...

20% better efficiency over GTX 480 (less leakage, better interconnects -transistors/via's- between silicon layers) is the figure doing the rounds. 250w max (board + VRAM) under Furmark/power virus.

As a comparison, Cayman XT (HD 6970)- the GTX 580's logical competition- is touted as being 255w and possibly a little more. AMD's own literature lists the part as being "<300w" . I'm sure if the card was sub-250w then the slide deck would read "<250w".

No such thing as a free lunch....at least as far as enthusiast graphics stretching (and exceeding) the capabilities of the 40nm manufacturing node.

Jibberish18 said:

hitech0101 said:

It seems the we are getting the new cards but not the right programs that can actually utilize the entire power these babies provide.

We're getting there. The exciting thing is that FINALLY programmers are finally developing software to utilize your GPU. The GPU can only do a few things well but BOY does it do them gracefully. The benefit of using GPU's to do thing is great. They're much more powerful than the CPU and can save you battery life. Virtually all of the major browsers will use the GPU to render things on your webpage. Flash now uses it for H264 (Don't know about other formats). Silverlight uses it.

Also, you've got to remember, while hardware technology advances quickly, software is usually late to the game. I attribute this to either lack of great programmers or just not being able to keep up with the latest and greatest technologies.

dawgtothebone said:

hmm is there any reason other than power consumption to upgrade from the GTX 280,I have a 19 wide screen monitor (1440 x 900 resolution). Can anyone suggest a graphically intensive game that will bring my setup to its knee's.

I believe anyone on using the gtx 280/285 or above does not need a new card for at least 2 years.Feel the same way with AMD's 5870.

CyberChrist said:

hitech0101 said:

It seems the we are getting the new cards but not the right programs that can actually utilize the entire power these babies provide.

I really would love some more DX11 games. Especially ones that could take advantage of some hardcore tessellation. Is there even a game that really uses tessellation to its fullest at this point? I know a couple of benchmarks do.

shortie said:

I bet you can fry 2 eggs now instead of one on this card

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

hmm is there any reason other than power consumption to upgrade from the GTX 280,I have a 19 wide screen monitor (1440 x 900 resolution). Can anyone suggest a graphically intensive game that will bring my setup to its knee's.

I believe anyone on using the gtx 280/285 or above does not need a new card for at least 2 years.Feel the same way with AMD's 5870.

Some of us play with 26-30" monitors. If you were to upgrade to something similar you may see issues.

Neojt said:

Colonel Lance said:

Is it just me or does China seems to be the major source of tech leaks?

Well they do have the world fastest supercomputer :P

IkarugaShiver said:

Serious question, but whatever happened to the 3xx series of Nvidia GeForce cards? And the 1xx? They went from 9xxx to 2xx to 4xx and now to 5xx...??

And damn, Nvidia and ATi are releasing new lines at a ridiculously fast rate...

sMILEY4ever said:

I wonder how the power consumption will compare to the 480...

kevin1212 said:

If this card delivers the performance that its specs indicate, along with improved efficiency that is at least on par with their gtx 460, then nvidia definitely has a competitor here. Assuming that is the case, then all they have to do is price it right. Then more price wars for us, which we haven't had in about a year.

dawgtothebone said:

supersmashbrada said:

hmm is there any reason other than power consumption to upgrade from the GTX 280,I have a 19 wide screen monitor (1440 x 900 resolution). Can anyone suggest a graphically intensive game that will bring my setup to its knee's.

I believe anyone on using the gtx 280/285 or above does not need a new card for at least 2 years.Feel the same way with AMD's 5870.

Some of us play with 26-30" monitors. If you were to upgrade to something similar you may see issues.

Yes I realized how the resolution and size of the screen affect performance.Does it not get difficult playing on such huge screens? you must been using a pretty sweet mouse with a high dpi setting.

If money is not an issue for some ppl and they would like to play on really big screens, say 42" why not just get the Tesla M2070 then they would be sweet for a really long time.

The world is riddled with consumerism.

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

The tesla m2070 is for a totally different kind of computing. DPI setting are usually popular for fps games, otherwise windows mouse settings and adjustments are adequate. I could see a 280 being enough for anything below 24" of monitor to play around on and while we love our really high settings everyone still looks forward to an upgrade. No matter how small.

TeamworkGuy2 said:

Wow, another video card release coming up in the near future..!

This is getting exciting, should be interesting if other 5xx series cards are coming up right behind the GTX 580.

dawgtothebone said:

supersmashbrada said:

The tesla m2070 is for a totally different kind of computing. DPI setting are usually popular for fps games, otherwise windows mouse settings and adjustments are adequate. I could see a 280 being enough for anything below 24" of monitor to play around on and while we love our really high settings everyone still looks forward to an upgrade. No matter how small.

hehe.true its always exciting with new technologies.

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

would love it, but by the time games would use it's potential, new technology would be needed & new chipsets would be out.

cheers!

bioflex said:

just when i thought amd had hit the trump card......hehe now this is going to be tough but i really wished amd owned nvidia this time.

killamoves said:

This isn't really the 5xx series its just an update to the 480. They are naming it the 580 to market it against AMD's 6000 series.

jazboy said:

think how much power it will have man ..

Se7enVII said:

Yay more competition from Nvidia. With AMD releasing the 6900 series next month I was beginning to get worried for competition's sake. I think I will be getting a 6870 though myself.

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

So someone clarify for me. ATI has a die shrink with these next cards? Because if they don't I see a 4-6 month gap next year for nvidia>ati.

Guest said:

There's probably going to be a 1.7% increase in house fires after this release.

gayfish said:

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exactly.. anyway nvidia is ahead only in software department right now. physix ,cuda and not to forget most of the games are optimized for nvidia

klepto12 klepto12, TechSpot Paladin, said:

This is just a GTX480 with everything turned on that was originally supposed to be there but it is probably going to be early 2011 before we see any of them and once again amd will still have a duel card out over nvidia and have the single card performance crown. I think just grab a 6870 and call it good till the 7000 series cards come out then upgrade.

0192837465 0192837465 said:

I'm glade to hear that, it's really such a super GPU , and the good news is if the new Nvidia GeForce card come to the market Crysis 2 will come as will.

princeton princeton said:

I'm still on the GTX 260 .

Nevercheck said:

alright let the high end graphics card battle continue!!! go price drop on the last gen!!!

oasis789 said:

imagine the manufacturers who are gonna come up with dual 580s. now thats badass

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