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Wednesday, 09 February 2011 11:47

Gainward GTX 580 3GB Phantom tested - 3. The Box

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Running cool and armed with 3GB

GTX 580 Phantom’s packaging is large but sturdy. As you can see from the picture below, the larger box (GTX 580 Phantom) says Phantom 3, meaning three fans, while the smaller box (GTX 560 Ti Phantom) says Phantom 2, meaning two fans.

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The box contains one DVI-to-VGA convertor, one dual 6-pin to single 8-pin PCI Express power adapter, a quick start guide, a driver CD and a discount coupon for Loiloscope.

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+5 #1 Quartz 2011-02-09 20:02
No support for triple monitors = no sale.
 
 
-6 #2 HiTechpro 2011-02-09 22:01
What happens to AMD Topcard 6970??
it becomes quite beaten to pieces by nVidia card the mainstreem 570.

nVidia is just so far ahead of AMD now that one can fear that AMD has given up to compete with mighty nVidia and becomes a nice producer just as Matrox???
 
 
+3 #3 mrgerbik 2011-02-10 02:25
Quoting HiTechpro:
What happens to AMD Topcard 6970??
it becomes quite beaten to pieces by nVidia card the mainstreem 570.

nVidia is just so far ahead of AMD now that one can fear that AMD has given up to compete with mighty nVidia and becomes a nice producer just as Matrox???


fail lmao.
 
 
-1 #4 dieterD 2011-02-10 10:30
>HiTechpro you better check gtx 580 prices before compare vs HD 6970. GTX 570 and HD 6970 prices are tight and so are the preformances...

About this 3GB - no benefit vs 1,5gb version (like in case of 2gb vs 1gb HD 6950), so I always smile when I hear some copmpanies releses like 2gb GTX 460 or HD 5850 and many people get excited about potential preformance booost :D. and next thing will be Gainward phantom GTX 560 Ti with 2gb so :D for them and those who talked about preformance increase.
 
 
+2 #5 Jaberwocky 2011-02-10 11:07
If i were going for a 3GB 580 then the Palit version would be the one to go for as it is far cheaper and although this looks better , once it is tucked away in a case then you'r not going to see it.Cooling wise,the standard nvidia cooler developed for these cards is almost as good and it only takes up 2 slots.Regarding usage of 3GB.Either 2 monitor gaming or CUDA usage like Rendering where large scenes are loaded into the cards memory to process.Possibly use this as a cheaper alternative to a Quadro card.
 
 
+1 #6 Deanjo 2011-02-10 13:08
Quoting dieterD:
About this 3GB - no benefit vs 1,5gb version (like in case of 2gb vs 1gb HD 6950), so I always smile when I hear some copmpanies releses like 2gb GTX 460 or HD 5850 and many people get excited about potential preformance booost :D. and next thing will be Gainward phantom GTX 560 Ti with 2gb so :D for them and those who talked about preformance increase.


For display purposes you are right that there is no real benefit however for people that utilize GPGPU software the extra memory is a huge plus.
 
 
-2 #7 jonelsorel 2011-02-11 08:21
This product has no justification of existing.. It's at best 1 fps faster than the standard 580. Now, what kind of idiot pays an extra 100 euros for the same thing really?
 
 
+4 #8 Squall_Leonhart 2011-02-12 11:01
Quoting dieterD:
>HiTechpro you better check gtx 580 prices before compare vs HD 6970. GTX 570 and HD 6970 prices are tight and so are the preformances...

About this 3GB - no benefit vs 1,5gb version (like in case of 2gb vs 1gb HD 6950), so I always smile when I hear some copmpanies releses like 2gb GTX 460 or HD 5850 and many people get excited about potential preformance booost :D. and next thing will be Gainward phantom GTX 560 Ti with 2gb so :D for them and those who talked about preformance increase.


i love it when disillusioneda idiots like yourself talk without having an idea about what you're talking about

Already there are games exceeding 1.5GB at 1920x1200 with barely 2xAA.
 
 
+1 #9 Squall_Leonhart 2011-02-12 11:02
Quoting jonelsorel:
This product has no justification of existing.. It's at best 1 fps faster than the standard 580. Now, what kind of idiot pays an extra 100 euros for the same thing really?

there is no evidence of your intelligence.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?&m=833917&mpage=1

kindly stfu.
 

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