Leaked: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 specs and images

By Emil ยท 80 replies
Oct 29, 2010
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  1. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

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

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    It will be good to see how it will compete against 6970
  3. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    Basically. From my understanding the 6970 is a single-gpu card. Finally, a good comarison of both monster single gpu cards, this should be good.
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Yea. Southern Islands on 28nm supposedly in Q2 (unlikely) or Q3 (in keeping with ATI/AMD's usual series cadence) 2011. The timing seems heavily dependant upon yields and how successful Global Foundries 28nm process is since AMD is going to use GloFo as it's primary manufacturer with TSMC taking a smaller share. Nvidia on the other hand are arguably worse off since they are at present 100% committed to TSMC's 28nm process.
    It will be interesting to see who gets their wafers out first...and who made the right decision -gate first (GloFo) or gate last (TSMC).
  5. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    "will feature" "purported spec sheet" "should be announced" "we likely won't see it"

    lol nvidia
  6. uttaradhaka

    uttaradhaka TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Doesn't matter to me though. I'm not going to buy such monstrous cards anyway!!
  7. aalsheh

    aalsheh TS Rookie

    Exactly my thought, this will be a new oven by Nvidia that suck the living daylight out of your electricity :)

    but for the golf town people, a 20% power addition is a welcome one and price ain't an issue (I'm not one of those though sadly)
  8. Superpeter

    Superpeter TS Member Posts: 49

    I game on my living room TV (50in plasma) and my comp screen is a 28in. Using a HD5850, i would welcome a more powerful card for the 300$ range.. With one computer part the price of the average console(Ps3,Xbox,Nintendo), I should be able to game smoothly on my or any big screen IMO. Just because some people are happy on a 19' doesn't mean the rest of us are.
  9. ZipZpZowie

    ZipZpZowie TS Rookie Posts: 26

    I have to agree, China is a major source of leaks and counterfits.

    I just bough an EVGA 470 and it cost enough. I'll have to wait for the prices to drop considerably before I think about getting one of these.
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    You may have to wait for a long long time :rolleyes:
  11. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I'm still using a Inno3D GTX 275 OC 896-MB. Haven't made up my mind on which GPU to upgrade to next. I just wonder why the GTX 580 would be specced at 1,536 MB GDDR5 with 384-bit bus when it is supposedly a full-bore Fermi without any disabled cores. Shouldn't it have 2 Gigs of GDDR5 and a 512-bit bus. I've always thought that particular configuration of the GTX 480 was due to the disabled cores.
  12. Nom nom nom, hopefully my 480 will hold me over for a while. I don't think a 20% performance gain is enough to make me drop the cash. I do hope they've worked on the heat/power issues though.
  13. danteoz

    danteoz TS Enthusiast Posts: 42

    Next question would be, will it be delayed? Or will it be out in time to be put head to head with the new ATI cards
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    The original spec for the GTX 480- and the GF100 die- has 16 shader modules each with 32 shaders/cores ( 16 * 32 = 512). The released card has 1 module (32 shaders) fused off (15 * 32= 480). The memory controller is a yes/no proposition- you can't fuse off part of it- it either works as it is laid out on the die...or it doesn't.
    IIRC, increasing the memory controller to 512-bit would add considerable real estate to the size of the GPU, and at present, the GTX 480 doesn't suffer with bandwidth limitations.
  15. ional10

    ional10 TS Rookie

    Looking forward to hearing more about this card! To be honest though, it's looks like what the gtx480 should have been from a while ago. If Nvidia have fixed the overheating card issues and hopefully the price tag! then it should be a good card to compete against the ati6970.
  16. FransB

    FransB TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I want benchmarks :p
  17. peterbezemer

    peterbezemer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    the 580 is what the 480 should have been, I hope it will help the green team, the Fermi concept is quite cool....
  18. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Quite a challange to ATI but all thesame price tags could do a tie breaker. I have the feeling power consumption would likely go up considering performance details.
  19. gnarph

    gnarph TS Rookie

    Glad to see Nvidia will (probably) release a line to compete with the Radeon HD 6XXX's less than six months after the Radeons are released.
  20. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    is it just me or does everything seem to have "Made in China" on it :) ...anyways i think they will work on the GPU alot since games now are requireing a better gpu more than a new processor...
  21. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    stuff like this is so expensive. im surprised so many people want to buy it.
    yur gonna need liquid cooling and a high end cpu, at least $500, to overclock to 4.5+Ghz(4.5 might still bottleneck it) along with the cost of the graphics card, maybe a new power supply, a crazy energy bill, and a 1600p monitor to fully utilize it.
    rich people, i envy u >.>
  22. ilidiankid

    ilidiankid TS Rookie

    Is it just me or the memory clock seems ridiculously high? I own a HD5770 and it's default clock was 11**MHz.
    One of the good things about living on campus is you don't have to worry about how much power your beast of a machine's gonna eat :).
  23. kaosss

    kaosss TS Rookie

    it seems good let's hope it doesn't burnt tempwise
  24. grimm808

    grimm808 TS Rookie Posts: 30

    How much is this thing gonna cost? And how much power will it consume? Will it bring the price down on a GTX 480, cuz those are deathly expensive as it is, and extremely powerful.
  25. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    It's not rich people, it's people with different priorities. There's no need to upgrade all of that stuff you mentioned just for this card - you'll still see the power it has to offer without everything up to what you said. As with everything else, there has to be a high end in each area, and you happen to be talking about the highest end in this area. $500 isn't really that much to spend when you consider that it makes the biggest difference in your gaming experience/performance.

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