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Palit, Gainward Packs GTX 580 Cards with 3 GB

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Two new GeForce GTX 580 cards sport an impressive 3 GB of GDDR5 memory.

Tech Connect reports that both Gainward and parent company Palit Microsystems have announced GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards with 3 GB of GDDR5 memory each.

According to the report, the Gainward offering sports the Phantom brand and a custom cooler with three 80-mm PWM fans, six heatpipes, a copper base and 44 aluminum fans. The Palit card also comes with a custom cooler, however it only utilizes two fans.

Out of the two, Gainward's GTX 580 Phantom looks more like a miniature radiator (seen right). However beyond that, the card itself features the typical GTX 580 setup including 512 CUDA cores, a core clock of 783 MHz, a shader clock of 1566 MHz, a memory clock of 4020 MHz, a 364-bit memory interface and DirectX 11 support. There's also dual DVI ports, HDMI and DisplayPort connections. The card follows Gainward's previous GeForce GTX 570 Phantom card with 1280 MB of memory, and the GeForce GTX 580 GOOD with 1536 MB of memory.

As for the new Palit GeForce GTX 580 graphics card, it appears to simply double the memory found on Palit's previous 1536 MB version. Like the Gainward version, the card offers the same GTX 580 basics including 512 CUDA cores, a core clock of 783 MHz, a shader clock of 1566 MHz, a memory clock of 4020 MHz and so on.

"Top notch performances with nice design, the dual-fan cooler design of Palit GTX 580 emits the heat more effectively but remains the noise level under control at the same time," the company said in regards to the previous 1 GB model. "Palit GTX 580 provides exceedingly quiet environment in idle but also generates less temperature when it's under heavy loading during gameplay."

Currently it's unknown when the new Palit and Gainward cards will be available. Pricing was also not provided, so stay tuned-- we should see something official any day now.

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    husker , January 25, 2011 5:57 PM
    ctbaarsHow will going from 1.5GB to 3GB effect game play?

    You will have less money to spend on games.
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    Lutfij , January 25, 2011 5:24 PM
    :)  count me in with the gainward card...prices anyone!?!?!
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    davewolfgang , January 25, 2011 5:39 PM
    Insane. $800+????
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    dan117 , January 25, 2011 5:47 PM
    memory OVERKILL 9000
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    ctbaars , January 25, 2011 5:48 PM
    How will going from 1.5GB to 3GB effect game play?
  • 33 Hide
    husker , January 25, 2011 5:57 PM
    ctbaarsHow will going from 1.5GB to 3GB effect game play?

    You will have less money to spend on games.
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    rmmil978 , January 25, 2011 6:03 PM
    ctbaarsHow will going from 1.5GB to 3GB effect game play?


    Will only show any gains if you are doing multi-monitor high resolution heavy AA etc. That's what these cards were built for (note the Display port on the cards).
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    Usersname , January 25, 2011 6:04 PM
    the point of 3GB being?
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    tpi2007 , January 25, 2011 6:13 PM
    usersnamethe point of 3GB being?


    Due to the architecture of the card, they couldn't go to 2GB, like the HD 6950/70. 2GB would be enough for now, but as it is, they had to double the memory to 3GB. Hey, you might be able to take advatage of that in heavy multimonitor gameplay, or in regular play in 2 years (when high end gpu's will probably come with 3GB; it will be a mainstream card by then, but still pretty usable)
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    stingstang , January 25, 2011 6:17 PM
    rmmil978Will only show any gains if you are doing multi-monitor high resolution heavy AA etc. That's what these cards were built for (note the Display port on the cards).

    Did you see the new charts comparing the GTX 560Ti? There was no visible correlation between 1GB vs. 2GB memory amounts even in highest resolutions with AA turned on. This product is for bragging rights only. Just like intel's 1000 dollar Extreme chips. No noticeable performance gains, but many people still buy them.
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    scook9 , January 25, 2011 6:48 PM
    stingstangDid you see the new charts comparing the GTX 560Ti? There was no visible correlation between 1GB vs. 2GB memory amounts even in highest resolutions with AA turned on. This product is for bragging rights only. Just like intel's 1000 dollar Extreme chips. No noticeable performance gains, but many people still buy them.

    As for the extreme chips.....they have unlocked multipliers necessary for the highest overclocks and also are binned to get further on less voltage. They have a higher coded and unlockable TDP allowing for even further overclocking

    You are a retard if you run an extreme chip at stock speeds
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    tmk221 , January 25, 2011 6:48 PM
    huskerYou will have less money to spend on games.


    funny and very true
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , January 25, 2011 6:56 PM
    davewolfgangInsane. $800+????

    That will be the price of the 6990 :p  /jk
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    PudgyChicken , January 25, 2011 7:01 PM
    stingstangDid you see the new charts comparing the GTX 560Ti? There was no visible correlation between 1GB vs. 2GB memory amounts even in highest resolutions with AA turned on. This product is for bragging rights only. Just like intel's 1000 dollar Extreme chips. No noticeable performance gains, but many people still buy them.


    Well, I happen to own a 980X, and it just so happens that there is a significant performance gain over pretty much everything on the market. You should look at the CPU Higherarchy Chart. Oh, and in terms of performance gains from my last system? I was using a P4 3.0GHz single core processor with HT. So you could say that it performs a lil better...
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    rohitbaran , January 25, 2011 7:09 PM
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    44 aluminum fans

    Is that aluminum fins? 44 fans means a lot of power for the cooler itself!
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    rmmil978 , January 25, 2011 7:42 PM
    rohitbaranIs that aluminum fins? 44 fans means a lot of power for the cooler itself!


    It has to be fins, just...just has to. Doesn't it?
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    mikedosul , January 25, 2011 7:59 PM
    You'll still end up with 2GB per GPU...
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    jryan388 , January 25, 2011 8:19 PM
    Great for rendering...
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    yyk71200 , January 25, 2011 9:49 PM
    stingstangDid you see the new charts comparing the GTX 560Ti? There was no visible correlation between 1GB vs. 2GB memory amounts even in highest resolutions with AA turned on. This product is for bragging rights only. Just like intel's 1000 dollar Extreme chips. No noticeable performance gains, but many people still buy them.


    Actually, Hardocp recently did SLI, CF reviews at 5760x1200. There were some signs that SLI 580 did hit the memory wall.
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    Luscious , January 25, 2011 10:38 PM
    Yeah, but will the new cards follow the original GTX580 reference design for mounting a water block? That's the info manufacturers should be providing. :-\
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    fayzaan , January 26, 2011 12:08 AM
    fractureMuuuuuuuuuuuullltiiiiiiiiiiiiiipppllllllllleeMoooooooooooooooooonniiiiiiiiiiiiiitoooooooooooooooooooooors


    Who the hell wants to use multiple monitors!? just get a freaking HDTV!

    Wow tiny freaking monitors placed besides each other OR 1 big screen on your wall...what would be better? I'd go with 1 big screen! and if they want some realistic 3dish effect, then get a 3DTV. Why the hell would someone waste $800 on this thing and then another $400-$500 on 3 monitors?
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