Roadmap leaked: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 to be 20% faster

By Emil ยท 12 replies
Oct 21, 2010
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  1. Nvidia is expected to launch its GF110-based GeForce GTX 580 sometime before the end of the year (late November or early December). The Fermi-based graphics chipset will perform 20 percent faster than the current GeForce GTX 480, according to sources from graphics card makers quoted by DigiTimes.

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  2. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 125

    242 more cores and only 20 % faster...?
    I'm betting it's gonna be more then 20 %
  3. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 125

    *double post / noscript mess up for the win...
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    They said 20% faster the the GTX 480

    512 - 480= 32 more cores
    That might be a misprint, or a made up roadmap. Others are reporting that the 580 is a 512 core version of the 480. with the timing of this though...who knows

    *****okay i got it. The 580 is the dual GPU card they have been threatening forever. It looks to be made up of dual GF112's
    other sites wrote that the 580 was going to be a 512 core single gpu.
  5. Is GTX 580 really a new generation or just a fully unlocked GTX 480? It seems like it should only be called GTX 485 or something. Maybe Nvidia wants people to think it is a new gen, but really it is only a previous gen fully unlocked/enhanced?
  6. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    This is a shot towards AMD's bow. They are pushing this out there because they know AMD are brining out their new generation about the same time. The new name is to confuse people into thinking this is a new generation, when all it is, is a rehash of the same ol' same ol'.

    But hey, competition is king, more power to them, and keep the video cards a'comin.
  7. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Starting to wish this naming scheme wasn't so tarded and arse backwards. Both ATI and Nvidia are pulling out all the stops to tr and confuse as many people as possible, its really nothing new for Nvidia but now that ATI has decided to take the x8xx away from there high end cards by giving them to what should be the 6770 and 6750 but instead there going to be 6870 and 6850, why they did this makes no sense at all. 580GTX? Why not, and until real numbers are provided its nothing more then a load of hog squat. Because everyone knows 768 is only 20% more than 480 its simple math, 480 divided by 5 is 96, now add that to 480 and you get 576... wait a minute... Sigh...
  8. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,959   +217

    Umm, yea right, coincidentally just when ATI happens to release their new cards :D
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Well now that the numbers are out AD, I don't think this is an attempt at deception. 1) If they were trying to charge the same price as the 5850 and 5870 that would be an attempt at a swindle, but clearly the prices are very different... and lower.
    2) If you are going to spend a couple hundred bucks on a VGA, have a care and ya know... look into it a bit.
    3) They state from the beginning that these are not the 5800 replacements.
    4) It might be nice if things stayed the same always and forever, but she don't always work out that way :)
    5) the only way the numbering scheme is going to be a problem for people is if they hand $200-$300 to someone without paying attention to anything. and if thats the case, it doesn't matter how you number the cards. I have lost track of how many people I have have talked to at TS or in my business that bought a HD 5450 and cant fathom why it doesn't run Crysis on high at 50+ FPS second, after all "its a 5000 series card" uhg.
  10. wizardB

    wizardB TS Booster Posts: 121   +23

    And it'll probably roast a turkey in 15 minutes!
  11. dividebyzero

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

    Scuttlebutt I'm hearing is exactly that number.
    Full metal layer revision (B1 ?) of the GF100.
    A "little lower" in power consumption, same 384-bit/1536Mb GDDR5 -tho likely clocked at 1000-1200MHz (4000-4800MHz effective) -so the memory controller finally fixed (?), 512 core. Core frequency more in line with the original projected GTX 480 clocks ( 750MHz Core/ 1500MHz shader)
    By all accounts, TSMC have chips produced. Possible/expected launch date is the last week of November, although that doesn't leave a whole lot of time for AIB's to get their packaging done. I assume all boards would be reference design, at least initially.

    With the HD6970/6950 launching (probably) a week earlier, the last month of the year could prove to be fairly interesting in the enthusiast domain. All that would be missing is games that require that level of performance.
  12. Afenix

    Afenix TS Member Posts: 55

    I bet it will overheat like hell (just like gtx480 did).
    Please don't rush it nvidia.
    Be as successful as you were with the gtx460
  13. Doesn't Matter. Fight is B/W Nvida and Ati, So which 1 u think take the position?

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