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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 'Super Overclock' Reviewed

By Julio Franco ยท 13 replies
Aug 9, 2011
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  1. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    I would still rather a GTX570, the price is a bit more bareable.
  2. The triple fans seems noisy, I wished there were test for measuring noise level with this card. (And I'm really curious)
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    Its near silent, so there is very little noise which is the idea behind the triple fans.
  4. I have the Gigabyte 570OC with a similar cooler. I love how quiet it is. A huge difference over my loud 295GTX.
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,632   +689

    The OC Guru software it comes packaged with is very slick.

    So exactly what is the Gigabyte GTX 590 that I see in the benchmarks? I Googled it and received nothing back.
  6. I'd rather spend an extra $100 and buy a hd 6990, it will give much more performance and I can also tolerate the noise.
  7. Too expensive for my wallet, but what impressive low temps.
  8. I've had two SOC series cards (one being 560 running in my current rig) and I don't have a single complaint about them. I could say I'm a fanboi but these reviews prove that I don't have to be.
  9. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,837   +1,180

    The 590 and the AMD 6990 are dual GPU cards. here's a link. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=GTX+590
    I've read a review and they perform about the same as a base GTX 580 in SLI if I remember right, but they're hotter and louder. The 6990 I recall was criticized for being extremely loud, but it was I think deemed the 'fastest' (at highest res) 'single' (even though it has two GPUs) card you could buy, even if it's not very practical.
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Asus and EVGA have the distribution rights for the GTX 590 in North America. You'll need to go farther afield to find the Gigabyte version (which comes in a tacky tackle-box). Locally (NZ) available here, here, here, here, and here (amongst others)

    Nice review Steve. Glad to to such a comprehensive suite of games be benched yet again.
  11. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,632   +689

    Thanks guys for the 590 info.
  12. funny how they complained about the 1536 Vram size when in fact not a single game in their benchmarks showed that it ran out of memory, and at the same time they praised AMD cards for having more ram, lol.

    hey look at me, i got more ram and im better than you even though im trailing by 30fps, lol.
  13. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    From where I am sitting its not half as funny as the guy who doesn't know what he is talking about. Its the resolution more than the game that is the problem for the memory buffer as 2560x1600 and greater maxes it out...

    Read this for a better understanding...


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