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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 packs 512 CUDA cores with a graphics/processor clock of 772/1544MHz, 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory with a 384-bit interface and a data rate of 4.0Gbps. The 10.5-inch, dual-slot card draws a maximum of 244W over one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIe connector and carries two DL-DVI outputs with one mini-HDMI port.
Best performance in its class.
Can compete successfully against Radeon HD 5970.
Wide range of supported FSAA modes.
Fully fledged hardware HD video decoding.
High quality HD.
DirectX 11 capabilities.
No serious drawbacks discovered.
Won't fit in smaller cases.
Requires two expansion slots.
Hefty power supply.
New features make it difficult to discern actual power usage or temperature characteristics in certain apps.
Power draw limiter could complicate advanced overclocking.
By APC Magazine on May 02, 2011
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By GamePro on April 06, 2011
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By Atomic MPC on February 04, 2011
A great step forward that needs to drop in...
By DigitalVersus on December 23, 2010
A well thought-out card bringing together gaming performance, lower noise levels and advanced functionality. Its only sin: truly excessive energy...
By X-bit Labs on November 20, 2010
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By Hardware Secrets on November 17, 2010
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By Expreview on November 11, 2010
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By Techgage on November 10, 2010
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By Good Gear Guide on November 10, 2010
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 580 takes the "World's Fastest" crown, sliding ahead of tough competition and -- perhaps more importantly -- revamping their Fermi GPU...
By PC Mag on November 09, 2010
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