Four Overclocked GeForce GTX 580 Cards, Rounded Up

Benchmark Results: Aliens Vs. Predator And Metro 2033

Aliens vs. Predator gives us more of the same. To be fair, we don’t expect a dramatic increase in raw performance from a factory overclock—the real differences should become apparent in the noise and temperature benchmarks.

There’s little for us to add here, although we should mention that none of the benchmarks so far seem to take advantage of the extra graphics memory on Zotac’s AMP²! card, even at 2560x1600.

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  • Conclusion: A high-end overclocked gpu is a waste of money.
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  • Great article. Some ASUS boards would be nice on a next round up. And also that MARS card, with two GTX 580 in one board.
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  • +1 to include a ASUS DCII card.
    reason for MSI's faster performance : faster memory?
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  • The Zotac AMP card looks like it was designed with 1939 Germany in mind.
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  • What I don't understand is why you did not use the MSI lighting Extreme with an 832 core clock it would be a better contender in your shoot out here than the twin razor since your using the Zotac 3GB version. Does not really make since when you think of overclocked GTX 580 to leave that card out.
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  • Two GTX570s cost only $580. It is a way better option than an overclocked GTX580 imo.
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  • more memory is very handy for gpu based renderer like Mentalray's iray of Chaos group vray RT and it may be better chose over many nvidia quadro card.
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  • Conclusion: A high-end overclocked gpu is a waste of money.
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  • +2 for the ASUS DC cards, they should have had one of those models in the line-up.
    though there is a triple slot 580 from ASUS that should also be included.
    with all the talk on how the 590 is the 'flagship' card or the 'meat and potatoes',
    it's the 580 that really brings home the bacon..
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  • Nice review..
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  • what do they do with the sample cards after this?
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  • TyphXwhat do they do with the sample cards after this?

    Giv'em to little old lady's for the coming winter !
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  • they return them. Anyone else want to see a sparkle 590 vs 6870 in triple screen performance
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  • er 580 not 590
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  • well would need 6970 x2 card but even then would be cheaper
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  • Nice article. Maybe you'll get to play with PNY's new GTX 580 soon. Apparently they copied the corsair H50 idea and applied it to a GTX 580. Yep, a closed loop water-cooling setup on a 580. They boast some impressive overclocks. I wouldn't know where to mount the damned thing as I already have a H50. They also have another model that includes a block for the CPU as well. I'd hate to cool a cpu and a gpu with a single 120mm radiator, but that's what they offer. :S
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  • zotac looks wicked as always. i'll buy that for the looks alone, the performance/price balance makes it a hell lot sweeter :D
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  • carlhenryzotac looks wicked as always. i'll buy that for the looks alone, the performance/price balance makes it a hell lot sweeter


    I wish Asus ROG 580 wasn't 3 slots =/

    With a 3 slot video card, does that pretty much rule out 3-way sli?
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  • 389923 said:
    I wish Asus ROG 580 wasn't 3 slots =/ With a 3 slot video card, does that pretty much rule out 3-way sli?

    man that's gonna be hard...
    I do not think that it can be done, not even on this board..
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188092
    so I say it does rule 3-way out, FOR NOW..:D
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  • Poor Sparkle. They have the loudest cooler with the lowest power draw.
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  • But clearly, the MSI N580GTX was the strongest card in this round up. Gigabyte's Ultra Durable VGA GTX 580 did well in all the tests.
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