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Leaked: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 specs and images

By Emil ยท 80 replies
Oct 29, 2010
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  1. 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.

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  2. Colonel Lance

    Colonel Lance TS Enthusiast Posts: 46

    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.
  3. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    It is the factory of the world...
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

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 Now I'm considering ebaying my 480's or hoping this new card drops before the step up program is no longer valid for me from evga.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

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,635   +696

    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?
  6. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    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. :D
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,411   +879

    @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?
  8. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    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 :)
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    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.
  10. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 451   +32

    It seems the we are getting the new cards but not the right programs that can actually utilize the entire power these babies provide.
  11. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 161   +6

    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.
  12. frodough

    frodough TS Rookie Posts: 90

    what's the power draw? that's the one thing i've been looking at especially on the GTX's
  13. 63Jax

    63Jax TS Enthusiast Posts: 84

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

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

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

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

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

    drasho TS Rookie Posts: 62

    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
  17. CyberChrist

    CyberChrist TS Rookie

    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.
  18. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    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.
  19. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    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.
  20. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    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...
  21. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    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
  22. CyberChrist

    CyberChrist TS Rookie

    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.
  23. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

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

    tacobfm TS Rookie Posts: 59

    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
  25. dividebyzero

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

    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.

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