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Good performance at base clocks.
Requires only one 8pin PCIe power connector.
Excellent overclocking potential.
Excellent cooling performance.
Runs very quiet.
Onboard voltage probe points.
Excellent overclocking software package.
Consumes more power.
Likely offers less room for overclocking beyond the factory’s numbers.
PCB longer than reference card.
By TechSpot on August 09, 2011
Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 580 SOC is a perfect example of what a high-end graphics card should be. At first glance, it may seem like the product is "hardcore" but somehow that just isn't accurate. The card is surprisingly practical, which is...
By Maximum PC on January 26, 2012
We found the Asus Matrix GTX 580 Platinum that we reviewed in the November 2011 issue to be pretty badass: It’s a solid, factory-overclocked card that’s impressively easy to push even harder. But it’s also three slots wide and requires...
By PCPer on January 23, 2012
Gigabyte should be proud of its GTX 580 Super Overclock card as it is one of the last and best NVIDIA GF110 graphics cards on the market. Even though there are some other models like the ASUS MATRIX and EVGA Classified that are more impressive...
By Overclock3D on October 20, 2011
What can we say about the Gigabyte GTX580 Super Overclock that isn't obvious to anyone who has read the preceding pages? And if you haven't read the preceding pages, stop skipping to the conclusion and go back, there is a wealth of useful...
By X-bit Labs on September 26, 2011
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 SuperOverclock is not only the fastest single-GPU graphics card available today but also immaculate in terms of cooling efficiency. The latter factor is most important for premium-class cards with their high heat...
By Bjorn3D on August 30, 2011
GIGABYTE has done something right with the GTX 580 SOC, and it hits a home run with its excellent performance thanks to its aggressive factory overclocking. In fact, it is the fastest GTX 580 available to date, offering up to 20% gain over reference...
By Hardware Canucks on May 24, 2011
In the last few weeks we have seen quite a few comments on various forums which voiced worries that spending big bucks on a new graphics card will prove to be a waste due to the false hope that new flagship GPUs are just around the corner. And cards...
By Guru of 3D on April 29, 2011
GV-N580SO-15I from the Gigabyte Super Overclock Series It's always pretty darn interesting when a graphics card manufacturer simply purchases the GPU from the ODM, and then starts building a new card around it. Not many names in the industry have...
By HEXUS.net on April 27, 2011
Gigabyte has produced yet another impressive addition to its award-winning Super Overclock range. The GTX 580 SOC is without a doubt the fastest single-GPU solution in our high-end line up, and the card's substantial out-the-box performance is...
By Hardware-Mag on January 09, 2012
Gigabyte macht der Produktbezeichnung "Super Overclock" alle Ehre und hat die Taktraten wahrlich enorm in die Höhe getrieben! Dies macht sich durchweg in allen Benchmarks bemerkbar und die Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock gleichzeitig zur...
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