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Wednesday, 03 August 2011 11:28

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

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

Conclusion

We tested several games at 2560x1600 but we needed more than 1.5GB of memory only in rare cases. Although 3GB of memory sounds enticing, anyone who's less than hard-core gamer would do just fine with the reference GTX 580 1.5GB version. PoV/TGT aren't targeting uninformed customers who consider RAM to be the measure of GPU power, but rather informed gamers who like to know that they will never be limited by available memory. If you’re looking to use the card for scientific purposes and tap into CUDA, then you’ll probably love the 3GB version – it will allow for twice as much data in the memory.

Several Nvidia's partners have already launched 3GB versions of the GTX 580, which means that the demand exists. While there are only few games that can put the 3GB to use, we're hoping to see more by the year's end.

Our testing revealed that 2560x1600 gaming will suffer from GPU speed limitations more often than memory limitations. The 3GB version is also useful for SLI. If you use two reference GTX 580 cards with SLI, you have 2x 1.5GB and not 1x 3.0GB. With 2x 3.0GB versions, you have both the performance and the memory to support very high resolutions. Of course the 3GB version is also very useful for games which support multiple monitors.

Investing in future is not always an easy decision to make, especially if the ‘future’ costs €540 here. PoV/TGT GTX 580 UC card with 1.5GB goes for about €90 less.

We would've liked a better cooler on the GTX 580 3GB Ultra Charged. Compared to the reference version, our today's test sample was much louder and hotter.

The card packs a nice punch, there's no doubt about it, but unless you're an enthusiast or know exactly why you need 3GB of memory, we'd recommend you to stick with the more affordable, reference GTX 580 with 1.5GB of memory.

 



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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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