Here we can see the backside, the card measures 27cm in length. Overall, a clean dark looking PCB, loads of small components though.
The GeForce GTX 580 has a maximum power consumption of just under 250 Watts, as such you'll need to power the card with both a 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe PEG lead from your power supply. We recommend a 600W power supply to start with, with one card of course.
Like any high-end GeForce graphics card, NVIDIA will allow you to opt for the multi-GPU road with SLI as an option. You can pair two or three cards in one PC and have them do a decent workout. Though due to the size of the card, 3-way SLI might become an issue.
Once the ambient air has been used to cool the GPU, the hot air will be blown outside the PC through the exhaust as you can see above the monitor connectors. Always make sure you have proper ventilation inside the PC chassis.
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