GeForce GTX 580 review -
Product Gallery GeForce GTX 580
So, above you can see the GeForce GTX 580, the reference model. It will become available for roughly 499 USD / 475 EUR. You get the basics like the graphics card, PEG converter cables, manual and a demo and driver CD, though bundles will vary with AIB/AIC partners.
Overall a nice and dark looking card. Let's look at the card from several different viewpoints. The GTX 580 card is quite good looking with the black colored monitor connectors and then that new cooler. This is vapor chamber based by the way. One chamber on the GPU leads directly to aluminum fins where the fan will blow air to cool it off. The cooling works decent, but the biggest plus... it's very silent.
The GeForce GTX 580 comes with 1536 MB memory. The reference cards are clocked at a 772 MHz core frequency, 1544 MHz on the shader processors and the gDDR5 memory runs at 1000 MHz. This is gDDR5 thus the memory runs at quad data-rate, thus effectively you may quadruple that number, hence you'll spot it clocked at 4000 MHz effective everywhere.
Connectivity wise we see two dual-link DVI connectors supporting all high-resolution monitors and all the way to the left you can see a mini HDMI connector. Mini HDMI was chosen to be able to position the connector at the lower half, so that the top half can exhaust hot air.
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