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Nvidia Briefly Makes Mention of Secret GTX 580

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 90 comments

Nvidia is brewing a secret GeForce.

AMD may have just released the latest batch of Radeon HD cards, which will lead to a brand new GPU family, but you can bet that Nvidia is cooking up something of its own. That special item could be the GeForce GTX 580 – a new high-end product.

Nvidia briefly listed the GeForce GTX 580 on its systems requirement page for the 3D Vision, so it's most definitely real. Nvidia's not ready to talk about it at all yet, though, as the company pulled the page before long.

Geeks3d managed to capture the image before it was taken down:

We don't know much beyond the name, but rumors say that it's a GF110-based card with 512 CUDA cores. Hopefully we'll find out soon!

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    daniel266 , October 25, 2010 10:14 PM
    Can only bet one thing : It will be pricy.
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    RazberyBandit , October 25, 2010 10:16 PM
    So it's speculated to be a full 512-core 400-series / Fermi-based GPU, yet it's going to get an entirely new family numbering scheme? Why? Calling it something like the GTX 480+, 485 or 490 wouldn't work?

    I don't see why a fully-enabled Fermi-based GPU deserves a number series all to itself unless getting chips with 512 working cores really is that big an accomplishment. Considering the hardships NVIDIA originally had with GF100 production, maybe it is.
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    jerreece , October 25, 2010 10:45 PM
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    but you can bet that Nvidia is cooking up something of its own.


    LOL!!
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    SchizoFrog , October 25, 2010 10:09 PM
    512 CUDA cores? Not much of a jump in the number of cores for a new high end piece. Is there any info on a change in the architecture over the GTX480?
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    daniel266 , October 25, 2010 10:14 PM
    Can only bet one thing : It will be pricy.
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    RazberyBandit , October 25, 2010 10:16 PM
    So it's speculated to be a full 512-core 400-series / Fermi-based GPU, yet it's going to get an entirely new family numbering scheme? Why? Calling it something like the GTX 480+, 485 or 490 wouldn't work?

    I don't see why a fully-enabled Fermi-based GPU deserves a number series all to itself unless getting chips with 512 working cores really is that big an accomplishment. Considering the hardships NVIDIA originally had with GF100 production, maybe it is.
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    stm1185 , October 25, 2010 10:26 PM
    Like anyone though they would not have a new high end card. Like anyone thought it wouldnt be called the GTX 580. How about some actual specs.
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    Mousemonkey , October 25, 2010 10:33 PM
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    Chances are it's just a dual Fermi gpu card with two 470 or 480 chips on one board - something to release when ATI announce their big guns next month.

    How so if it's a single chip called the GF110?
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    elel , October 25, 2010 10:34 PM
    Rebranding? Again? I'd be so shocked!
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    Darkerson , October 25, 2010 10:38 PM
    This just comes across a stunt to get peoples attention now that AMD has something new out. I do find it rather odd that they are incrementing it from 400 numbering to 500 if it is indeed only a refined Fermi instead of something truly new. But this is Nvidia we are talking about after all.
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    stm1185 , October 25, 2010 10:40 PM
    DarkersonThis just comes across a stunt to get peoples attention now that AMD has something new out. I do find it rather odd that they are incrementing it from 400 numbering to 500 if it is indeed only a refined Fermi instead of something truly new. But this is Nvidia we are talking about after all.


    Yeah next thing you know they will make the GTX 580 a midrange card to dupe unsuspecting buyers. You know like AMD did with the 6870...
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    Minus_i7 , October 25, 2010 10:41 PM
    If they've really been trying, then hopefully the GF110 will be based on the GF104 and wind up with 576 cuda cores in 12x48.

    If it's just a 'full' GF100 it likely won't make a splash at all.
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    jerreece , October 25, 2010 10:45 PM
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    but you can bet that Nvidia is cooking up something of its own.


    LOL!!
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    Darkerson , October 25, 2010 10:50 PM
    stm1185Yeah next thing you know they will make the GTX 580 a midrange card to dupe unsuspecting buyers. You know like AMD did with the 6870...

    Never said I agree with what AMD did either. The numbering system on the Radeon 6850/6870 is rather stupid, considering how they had been numbering their cards in the previous generations, but the performance for the prices should speak louder then any numbering system. Anyway, It just seems rather uncanny this got "leaked" now of all times, is all I was getting at.
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    fjjb , October 25, 2010 10:55 PM
    i hope it doesnt incinerate itself from constant use
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    eklipz330 , October 25, 2010 10:56 PM
    Antilles will make the gtx 580 it's bitch.
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