Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:05

Geforce GTX 580 review is here - 6. 3DMark Vantage, Unigine, TessMark

Written by Sanjin Rados



Review: Fastest single GPU around, quiet too

3DMark Vantage

We’ve been hearing about the GTX 580 performing 30 percent better than the GTX 480, but we now know that these figures are not actual gaming results but rather 3DMark Vantage scores.

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TessMark

TessMark shows that tessellation is one of the main advantages of Nvidia's Fermi architecture over AMD boards. With each level of tessellation, the GTX 580 widens the performance gap between it and GTX 480 – it starts at 14% in the least demanding test and goes up to 21% in the most demanding tests.  However, tessellation is still not implemented in numerous games and it's hardly a major selling point, but it does help make the GTX 580 a bit more future proof.

tessMark

Unigine Heaven

The Unigine Heaven test, which we used to test the card’s tessellation capabilities, shows that the GTX 580 is 18% faster than the GTX 480, with the new cards GPU running 9% faster than GTX 480’s one.

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+4 #1 hellfire 2010-11-09 15:23
they've done their homework. Its actually a Fermi we were waiting for in autumn of 2009. Still even a year later its kickin
 
 
+7 #2 nele 2010-11-09 15:32
Hey, this is pretty good for a card Fudo made up...
 
 
+2 #3 Wolfdale 2010-11-09 15:36
Quote:
Nvidia introduced a new cooling solution to reference high end graphics cooling


right..
its new to nvidia yes,
sapphire has been using it for several years,
its just that nvidia never wanted to believe that their coolers were NOT perfect for the card (hence the fermi fail)
 
 
+4 #4 nele 2010-11-09 15:42
Quoting Wolfdale:
Quote:
Nvidia introduced a new cooling solution to reference high end graphics cooling


right..
its new to nvidia yes,
sapphire has been using it for several years,
its just that nvidia never wanted to believe that their coolers were NOT perfect for the card (hence the fermi fail)


If you bothered to read the whole damn thing you'd realize we were talking about reference cards...
 
 
+8 #5 Jermelescu 2010-11-09 15:57
Indeed, nice job, even compared to 5970; but, before nvidia's fanboys get hyped up... when was 5970 released?
I'll wait until AMD releases 6970 & 6990 to compare benchmarks and prices.
Nevertheless, ladies and gentlemen: THE COMPETITION IS ON!
 
 
+15 #6 nele 2010-11-09 16:01
Speaking of competition...

The HD 5970 just got a massive price cut... €389, down from €500...

Capitalism at its best
 
 
+2 #7 Steve-O 2010-11-09 16:03
Quoting Jermelescu:
Indeed, nice job, even compared to 5970; but, before nvidia's fanboys get hyped up... when was 5970 released?
I'll wait until AMD releases 6970 & 6990 to compare benchmarks and prices.
Nevertheless, ladies and gentlemen: THE COMPETITION IS ON!


As well, one can buy a 5970 on newegg for 499 (not including 30$ MiR, but those are junk), and GTX 580's are running around 550-580$ (not including 10% off rebate).

Have yet to see any results that compared 6870's in crossfire yet though.
 
 
+4 #8 thomasg 2010-11-09 16:04
Yes, in the end the ones that win are the consumers!
 
 
+5 #9 NickThePrick 2010-11-09 16:10
Nvidia really pulled this one outta nowhere. Not a bad effort, cant wait for Cayman and a possible price war.
Its just bad that they needed a kicking from ATI before they got their act back together. Lets hope Jensen learned something out of it.
 
 
+7 #10 thematrix606 2010-11-09 16:14
It's faster, but too expensive. STILL not worth it.
 

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