Friday, 21 January 2011 13:51

Gainward shows its new Phantom card

Written by Slobodan Simic


The GTX 580 with 3GB of memory

Following the recent release of its Geforce GTX 570 Phantom card, Gainward decided to add yet another GPU to the Phantom series, the GTX 580.

Just like the previously announced GTX 570 Phantom, this one also features a rather unique custom cooler with three 80mm fans, six heatpipes and a large aluminum heatsink with a copper base. The custom cooler also makes this card a bit large so bear in minde that it does take more than two slots.

The new GTX 580 Phantom card features 512 CUDA cores and works at 783MHz for the GPU, 1566MHz for shaders and 4020MHz for 3GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 384-bit memory interface.

The backplate features two DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs and the card supports all the goodies like Nvidia CUDA, SLI, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX and support for DirectX 11.

Unfortunately, the release date or the actual price haven't been announced.


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Gainward GTX 580 Phantom first look
Last modified on Monday, 24 January 2011 16:52
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+18 #1 Bignon 2011-01-21 14:54
Wow, great looking card. Something about how power hungry it is?
+27 #2 Deanjo 2011-01-21 14:55
Nice looking card. Thankfully they didn't slap on a typical "ZOMG!!! GOT TO SLAP A 1337 sticker with a cyborg on it!"

Note to card manufacturers, the kids that are influenced by such sticker crud are not the kids that go and spend $400-$500 on a video card.
+14 #3 robert3892 2011-01-21 15:31
I am curious about the noise levels under high load conditions
+21 #4 FoxMontage 2011-01-21 16:22
That's one of the most stylish cards I've ever seen.
+9 #5 Cartman 2011-01-21 16:32
Looking Extra good and 3 Gb memory do want one...
+10 #6 Sethroque 2011-01-21 16:52
Well, when they launched the Phantom 570 all I hoped was to see that cooler slapped on a 580! And the 3GB memory is also a great boost to make an unique 580 card! :roll:
0 #7 Warrior24_7 2011-01-21 18:40
Whooo hoooo!!! Now I can finish off my HTPC! :P Except that they don't sell in the US. :-? This is the best 580 I've seen!!
+3 #8 rickster 2011-01-22 01:07
I know a buddy who will love this card for his future black+clean theme PC.
+1 #9 123s 2011-01-22 15:47
epic design
+3 #10 TechHog 2011-01-22 17:03
Does anyone at this point really have a use for 3GB of graphics memory?

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