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Friday, 24 June 2011 14:20

PoV / TGT GTX 580 3GB Ultra Charged previewed

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Preview: Double the memory and GPU at 841MHz


GTX 580 3GB Ultra Charged is specially designed high performance graphics card for enthusiast who like to play games at very high resolutions (above 1920) with highest antialiasing enabled. We got the card from Point of View / TGT and we want to share our first impressions with our readers.

Great thing about this card, apart from the fact that you can put a tremendous amount of data into the video buffer, is that the GPU performance is brought to the next level thanks to factory overclocking, which boosted GPU frequency from reference 772MHz to 841MHz.

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GTX 580 3GB Ultra Charged

It is not easy to show highlights of this card using only standard game settings or playing games on standard resolutions. TGT is not targeting uninformed customers, who consider massive RAM a sign of GPU power, but the informed gamers who like to know that they'll never be let down by available graphics RAM.

We played Aliens vs Predator game at resolution 2560x1600 using 32 CSAA and 16AF. From the picture below, you can see that the used memory exceeded 1.5GB, which is actually a limitation with standard GTX 580.

We will also try to find out how GTX 580 3GB UC copes with other games and downsampling (a technique used to fool the application to use a resolution higher than the screen resolution). 

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GTX 580 3GB Ultra Charged

The same game played with standard GTX 580 1.5GB card at the same resolution and settings will run into memory limitations, as you can see from the picture below.

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GTX 580 1.5GB

As you can see from the picture below, GTX 580 3GB Ultra Charged card is equipped with reference cooling, which can be very loud during gaming. It somehow manages to keep the GPU temperature on the safe side during intensive gaming. We measured 10 Celsius more compared to the reference card.

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Doubling the memory capacity of the standard GTX 580 gives enthusiasts more freedom, and we should not forget that this card sports factory overclocing. Stay tuned as we'll have the full review soon.
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+38 #1 Boomstick777 2011-06-24 17:31
"We played Aliens vs Predator game at resolution 2560x1600 using 32 CSAA and 16AF. From the picture below, you can see that the used memory exceeded 1.5GB, which is actually a limitation with standard GTX 580."

Hmm I remember when the HD 6970 launched with 2GB and Fudzilla said how it was overkill and the GTX 580 had the proper right amount of memory needed, now guess what Fudzilla is saying that it isn't enough and the 3GB GTX 580 has the right amount, hmmm biased towards Nvidia much?
 
 
-28 #2 Drac 2011-06-24 17:51
Quoting Boomstick777:
hmmm biased towards Nvidia much?


So you would like Fudzilla to be biased towards amd? xD
And why he should be biased towards any company after all? Since you amd fanboys already accusing this site biased towards Intel and Nvidia,why then you still visiting this site and posting your daily trolling?
Go to semiaccurate and read that idiot anti Nvidia posts there and be happy,simple isnt?
We have enough idiots here - DAN,Warrior - just to name few,so why you pretending to be one of them?
Dont like article - move along,one of idiot company will post something anyway,where is Nvidia - DAN idiot will do usual low IQ post,where is amd - warrior idiot (now its not only amd for warrior),simple .Leave trolling to those imbecils
 
 
-7 #3 mrgerbik 2011-06-24 19:22
Quote:
Dont like article - move along,one of idiot company will post something anyway,where is Nvidia - DAN idiot will do usual low IQ post,where is amd - warrior idiot (now its not only amd for warrior),simple .Leave trolling to those imbecils




I agree somewhat, but the way I see it: if you can't handle other people's opinions, then you should live go live somewhere like communist China where the ruling class are more then happy to take away all of our opinions - then you wouldn't have to hear anything but "double plus good!".

I think you need to take a huge hit of what you are preaching IMO.
 
 
+12 #4 godrilla 2011-06-24 20:00
just on time for Crysis 2 Dx11 gaming.
 
 
-34 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-06-24 20:11
@ mush mouth
You should go to the Rosetta Stone website and quit abusing the english language because of the acute dickinmouth disease you suffer from.
 
 
-8 #6 Voodoo 2011-06-24 20:27
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Since you amd fanboys already accusing this site biased towards Intel and Nvidia
I agree with Drac about his words When Boomstick777 wrote his comment he show a lot of disrespect towards Fudzilla and that is totally unacceptable, these words when been said about professional testers it mean they are not trust worthy and I was and still use Fudzilla as reference.

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Hmm I remember when the HD 6970 launched with 2GB and Fudzilla said how it was overkill and the GTX 580 had the proper right amount of memory needed, now guess what Fudzilla is saying that it isn't enough and the 3GB GTX 580 has the right amount
When AMD Have something like GTX580 thy will have the right to put 3GB of memory .
I have 4 AMD\ATi Card for records.
 
 
+13 #7 dan 2011-06-24 22:30
First of all, Drac, STFU. Your comments add nothing to the discussion. "AMD fag" or whatever; yes, very intelligent.

As for this card. Hot, slow, late, unmanufacturabl e -- Fermi is a failure, simple as.
 
 
+11 #8 pogsnet 2011-06-24 22:53
This is just for a show... Only 5 of this will be sold anyway since this is not mass produced
 
 
-16 #9 bro_fist 2011-06-25 16:20
Quoting dan:
Hot, slow, late, unmanufacturabl e -- Fermi is a failure, simple as.


lol, cool story poorAMDfag. :D Non of 6970/6950 can't imagine such power as GTX580 has.
 
 
-12 #10 Warrior24_7 2011-06-25 16:53
Quoting pogsnet:
This is just for a show... Only 5 of this will be sold anyway since this is not mass produced




It is being massed produced and sold retail!! I just purchased 2 EVGA 3GB 580s, Zotac, Palit, and Gainward all have models. What NOT being produced is the $h!tty990!! Hmmmm....I wonder why?!!!! :D
 

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