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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 11:28

Point of View / TGT GTX 580 3GB Ultra Charged review

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Overkill or just what the doctor ordered?


Point of View / TGT GTX 580 3GB Ultra Charged is specially designed high performance graphics card for enthusiast who like to play games at very high quality settings and resolutions (above 1920) with the highest antialiasing allowed.

Just to refresh your memory – reference Geforce GTX 580 cards come with 1.5GB of memory, which disappointed many enthusiasts. Naturally, whether average users need more than 1.5GB on a GTX 580 is debatable. Most apps and games don't really need massive video buffers but the fact that several Nvidia's partners have launched 3GB versions shows that there indeed is demand for such cards.

Point of View not only doubled the memory capacity of GTX 580 but tapped into TGT overclocking team's experience as well. The result is the fastest GTX 580 3GB card on the market. The core ticks at 841MHz (reference clock is 772MHz) and the memory was overclocked from 4008MHz to 4104MHz.

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Such high clocks mean increased temperatures as well and we expected to see PoV/TGT strapping the card with some kind of special cooling. However, once we opened the box we saw Nvidia's reference cooler.

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That's not to say that reference cooling doesn't do a good job on reference GTX 580 cards; it works great but gets quite loud at higher overclocks. We'll soon see whether it can handle PoV/TGT GTX 580 3GB Ultra Charged.

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The card is powered via one 6-pin and one 8-pin connector.

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Video outs are standard as well – two dual-link DVIs and one mini-HDMI (mini-HDMI-to-HDMI dongle is included). Air outlets above the video outs are wider than usual in order to let hot air out.

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The following photo shows that memory modules are all on the GPU side of the PCB. There are 12 memory modules in total, just like on reference cards. However, instead of using 128MB modules with 32x32 array design, the company used 256MB modules with a denser 64x32 internal layout.

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-9 #1 dan 2011-08-03 12:56
This is a terrible card. Hot, slow, inefficient, over-priced. Anyone buying this needs to see a doctor.
 
 
+2 #2 robert3892 2011-08-03 13:17
The card performs well but using the reference air cooler was a very bad mistake at the higher clocks. To this day I still don't understand why NVIDIA has not gone to dual fan cooling as a default on their upper range cards.
 
 
+4 #3 Warrior24_7 2011-08-03 13:26
Where are all of the $h!tty990s? Exactly, nobody wants them! :lol:
 
 
+2 #4 robert3892 2011-08-03 13:34
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Where are all of the $h!tty990s? Exactly, nobiody wants them! :lol:


Demand is far greater than supply that is why you can't find the GTX 590s anywhere
 
 
0 #5 yasin 2011-08-03 13:47
I have a MSi Twin Frozr II/OC. (I got it at 6970 prices).
1.1v core, 900MHz core, 4400Mhz memory. Idle temperature 33. Max temperature 72.
At default out of the box, 1.025V core, 800MHz core, 4096MHz memory.
Idle temperature 28. Max temperature 68.
Its really very quiet, the MSi Twin Frozr coolers are very good, I think they sell them individually now.

A 12.5% core overclock is giving me on average 11% average fps increase in games.
 
 
0 #6 fuadzilla 2011-08-03 14:03
wow. connect a hose to it and i can dry my hair while playing games...

:eek:
 
 
-5 #7 bro_fist 2011-08-03 14:17
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Where are all of the $h!tty990s?


Broken and unfixable. :D

http://www.eteknix.com/graphics/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-580-soc-super-overclock-1536mb-graphics-card-review-1576/page8 /page9 /page12
 
 
-5 #8 MrScary 2011-08-03 14:41
WOW WOW WOW that's hotter than a frypan, 101ºC for a 4-6 fps gain against an AMD 6970, peanuts...hahaha

fermi strikes again
 
 
-5 #9 MrScary 2011-08-03 14:42
Quoting robert3892:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Where are all of the $h!tty990s? Exactly, nobiody wants them! :lol:


Demand is far greater than supply that is why you can't find the GTX 590s anywhere

another dyslexic troll bardenck here founded a troll school
 
 
-7 #10 MrScary 2011-08-03 14:45
Quoting bro_fist:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Where are all of the $h!tty990s?


Broken and unfixable. :D

http://www.eteknix.com/graphics/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-580-soc-super-overclock-1536mb-graphics-card-review-1576/page8 /page9 /page12

how funny you link a nividiotic game, fueled by jensen to achieve better scores, pull out ur head from ur annus.

By the way, what the [censored] is eteknix, don't post shit sites, like that faggot called trubritar, try to stay profesional trolling please
 

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