Test System And Benchmarks
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)Overclocked to 4 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings enabled, Turbo Boost disabled.|
|Motherboard||MSI P67A-GD65, Intel P67 Chipset|
|Memory||OCZ DDR3-2000, 2 x 2 GB, at 1338 MT/s, CL 9-9-9-20-1T|
|Hard Drive||Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3Gb/s|
|Graphics Cards||Gigabyte GV-N580SO-15I Super Overclock855/1025 MHz core/memory, 1536 MB RAMMSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC800/1024 MHz core/memory, 1536 MB RAM(also run underclocked to 772/1002 MHz core/memory to represent reference performance)Calibre X580 Captain822/1008 MHz core/memory, 1536 MB RAMZotac GeForce GTX 580 AMP²! Edition815/1025 MHz core/memory, 3072 MB RAM|
|Power Supply||ePower EP-1200E10-T2 1200 W, ATX12V, EPS12V|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper TX 2|
|System Software And Drivers|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64|
|Graphics Driver||GeForce: 275.5 BETA|
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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.Reply
+1 to include a ASUS DCII card.Reply
reason for MSI's faster performance : faster memory?
The Zotac AMP card looks like it was designed with 1939 Germany in mind.Reply
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.Reply
Two GTX570s cost only $580. It is a way better option than an overclocked GTX580 imo.Reply
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.Reply
Conclusion: A high-end overclocked gpu is a waste of money.Reply
+2 for the ASUS DC cards, they should have had one of those models in the line-up.Reply
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..
what do they do with the sample cards after this?Reply