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Friday, 29 October 2010 12:00

Reference GTX 580 pixellized

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Is it the final design?


The guys from pcinlife.com have managed to score pictures of what appears to be a reference design of the upcoming Nvidia GTX 580 card. Although the specs are still quite blurry, we managed to find out that Nvidia did improve the original GF100 design, as we wrote earlier.

There have been some previous rumours regarding the performance of the upcoming GTX 580 and most popular one is that this one should end up to be 20 percent faster than the GTX 480. Judging by the looks of the cooler, Nvidia appears to have done a pretty good job in tweaking the GPU, thus increasing the performance per watt. The cooler has a dual-slot design, blower fan and rear exhaust grill, something that worked quite well for Nvidia on last few cards.

Bear in mind that we are still talking about a card that is in its development stage, and the pixellized cooler might not end up to be a final design. In any case, the card is just around the corner and should come before AMD's Cayman based cards. You can find the original post here.

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+22 #1 loadwick 2010-10-29 12:28
Again, why such crap reference coolers? A good cooler would make it 10-20% faster, much quieter and a lot cooler!
 
 
+9 #2 rotingCORPSE 2010-10-29 12:42
Quoting loadwick:
Again, why such crap reference coolers? A good cooler would make it 10-20% faster, much quieter and a lot cooler!



what? the fan is Bigger than the ones on the 480 and 470. it should provide adequate cooling for a reference card.
 
 
+12 #3 SolidSteel144 2010-10-29 12:45
Maybe it has 576 SPU's (GF104 + 4 more SPU clusters). They would really have to lower clock speeds to keep it under 300 watts.
The die would be massive-er and would indeed need a nuclear reactor to run it (kidding of course). :P
 
 
+22 #4 loadwick 2010-10-29 13:01
@rotingCORPSE

I have said this many times before but i don't get why AMD/nV reference boards don't use much better coolers like those from MSI, Zotac AMP, etc. Take Fermi ref coolers, they run at almost 100c and get slated for it but slap on an MSI Hawk and it knocks 20-25c off that. nVidia wouldn't be such a laughing stock and could have high reference clocks that would win more sales and would also be quieter.

I just really don't get it, they would add a few bucks to the overall cost but how is really not willing to pay that for a much better card?
 
 
+9 #5 rotingCORPSE 2010-10-29 13:06
Quoting loadwick:
@rotingCORPSE

I have said this many times before but i don't get why AMD/nV reference boards don't use much better coolers like those from MSI, Zotac AMP, etc. Take Fermi ref coolers, they run at almost 100c and get slated for it but slap on an MSI Hawk and it knocks 20-25c off that. nVidia wouldn't be such a laughing stock and could have high reference clocks that would win more sales and would also be quieter.

I just really don't get it, they would add a few bucks to the overall cost but how is really not willing to pay that for a much better card?


if they made their own non-ref coolers then their partners would be out of business. there would be no EVGA, no HIS just house brand AMD and Nvidia less diversity in that.
 
 
+2 #6 eugen 2010-10-29 13:21
i hope nvidia doesn`t screw this one`s performance in dx11...and tessellation performance 20 is ok i hoped for 25-30% faster than gtx 480...oh well 20% is alright i suppose.
 
 
-1 #7 pogsnet 2010-10-29 13:29
New rebrand comes back............ whew!
 
 
-6 #8 rotingCORPSE 2010-10-29 13:35
Quoting pogsnet:
New rebrand comes back............ whew!


well what are they going to call it?

nVidia Card have ALWAYS Been sequential

starting from Geforce 2, 3, 4, Fx, 6, 7, 8, 9/100, 200/300 and now with 400/500 series
 
 
0 #9 derwin75 2010-10-29 14:00
I really like this design of GTX 580 graphic card. I'm looking forward to it.
 
 
0 #10 thaad 2010-10-29 14:14
Hope GTX580 success this time and make us save money soon.
 

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