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Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16:16

Point of View / TGT GTX 580 Ultra Charged

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Preview: Reinventing Nvidia


TGT is
definitely keen on showing everyone they mean business, and the GTX 580 Ultra Charged stands as proof of this. This is one of the first factory overclocked GTX 580 cards and its clocks are pretty high compared to the reference ones. While the reference cards run at 772MHz for the GPU and 1002MHz (4008MHz effectively) for the GDDR5 memory, Point of View / TGT’s GTX 580 Ultra Charged comes with a GPU clocked at 841MHz and memory at 1026MHz (4104MHz effectively).

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The card comes with reference dual slot cooling.

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We managed to push the reference GTX 580, tested here, to 855MHz, which is only 14MHz higher than GTX 580 Ultra Charged’s clock. Ultra Charged, on the other hand, hit 888MHz GPU with ease. Today is reserved for Aliens vs. Predator tests, but we’ll soon have the full review online. As you can see, the GTX 580 Ultra Charged is up to 8.8% faster than the reference card, making it currently the fastest single-GPU card.
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GTX 580 UC is quiet when idle and it isn’t loud during operation. Gaming tests resulted in GPU temperatures hitting up to 89°C, which is a few °C higher than on the reference card.

The card currently goes for about €525, here. Point of View / TGT sweetened this deal with a gift game - Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.

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+14 #1 leftiszi 2010-11-17 18:51
Wow, it has Prince of Persia inside!

PERFECT game to showcase a GTX 580, NOT!

(great game, but even my 4850 can run it at 60+fps 1080P)
 
 
-1 #2 Wolfdale 2010-11-17 20:10
Quoting leftiszi:
Wow, it has Prince of Persia inside!
PERFECT game to showcase a GTX 580, NOT!
(great game, but even my 4850 can run it at 60+fps 1080P)


yes... but now your comparing a new gen nvidia to a old gen ati.. and your surprised nvidia does this?
its a perfect showcase of "omfg ati.. we finaly catched up to your last gen !!"

haha
i just know ppl are gonna rate this -3847 for making a joke about nvidia 8)

but no seriously, its indeed strange that they bundle a relatively easy to run game to a high end gpu, they should have bundled a pre-order key for crysis2 if they wanted to showcase their cards potentional :)
 
 
+6 #3 yasin 2010-11-17 22:00
ok, its fast, but at 525eur, i know the first question on my mind would be,(bearing in mind performance is a given), is it worth it?
 
 
+7 #4 milkod2001 2010-11-17 22:45
Quoting yasin:
ok, its fast, but at 525eur, i know the first question on my mind would be,(bearing in mind performance is a given), is it worth it?


NO, it's not, with upcomming 6970 in few weeks price will drop to 450(my guess), for that price it would make more sence to buy if u really have to have NV.
 
 
-7 #5 Blue Fear 2010-11-17 23:44
You gotta admit the box art makes you want to buy this thing.

But like all facts of life,there are some that compensate style over substance.

I made the correct choice with the 6870
 
 
-5 #6 Tr0y 2010-11-18 01:33
Quoting yasin:
ok, its fast, but at 525eur, i know the first question on my mind would be,(bearing in mind performance is a given), is it worth it?


For 525EUR I get 4 x GTX460.

I wonder how much power this overclocked beast needs. Probably the same as afore mentioned 4x460 :lol:
 
 
+2 #7 thematrix606 2010-11-18 09:19
Quoting yasin:
ok, its fast, but at 525eur, i know the first question on my mind would be,(bearing in mind performance is a given), is it worth it?


I don't know where you are, but here in Holland it's 430 euro... a very reasonable price.

Remember the 580 is almost as fast as 2 x 6870's, which are roughly priced 201 euro each.

I think most people would opt to buy a single card over a dual card setup, me included.
 
 
+1 #8 Tr0y 2010-11-18 10:14
Quoting thematrix606:
Remember the 580 is almost as fast as 2 x 6870's, which are roughly priced 201 euro each.



Don't anger the AMD fanboys - or you get voted down. No matter if you are right or wrong. :o
 
 
-5 #9 thematrix606 2010-11-18 11:18
Quoting Tr0y:
Quoting thematrix606:
Remember the 580 is almost as fast as 2 x 6870's, which are roughly priced 201 euro each.



Don't anger the AMD fanboys - or you get voted down. No matter if you are right or wrong. :o


Strange, I am an ATI supporter. I don't know why you would rate down FACT.
 
 
+3 #10 idontknow 2010-11-23 16:56
Praise and believe in God so that you will have prize in heaven!
 

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