GeForce GTX 580 SLI review

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Today NVIDIA launches the GeForce GTX 580 Guru3D.com has two articles prepared for you:GeForce GTX 580 reviewWe review the GeForce GTX 580 which should be a good chunk faster than a GTX 480. The...

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    Illnino Master Guru

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    LOL, pushing some BIG numbers nice one.
     
  3. Jae-So

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    I'm not sure I'm impressed by the SLI numbers, in games like Metro I am but in comparison to 6870 crossfire in many others I'm not so sure. In a lot of games the price/performance compared to 6870 XFire isn't there
     
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    System Wattage with GPU in FULL Stress = 719W

    then it's settled, getting two gtx 560 in the distant future lol
    that should be about 650W peak.
    edit: nvm, i still got a 650W PSU, :(
     
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  5. Ven0m

    Ven0m Ancient Guru

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    1 GTX 580 = awesome
    2 GTX 580 = not that awesome anymore
    Let me explain...

    My logic says that if you want 1 GPU, and you haven't already got 480, you can't really go wrong with 580 for 24" screen, however...

    If you accept SLI / CF, then 6870CF already offer loads of performance for a fraction of the cost. I don't even know how to react. Ok, if you're going with 30" screen or 3D, then 580SLI will be a nice choice, but in the most cases it will not be that great.

    Another issue is that average FPS is difficult to compare. In most cases, the same FPS is better with 1 GPU than 2. Sometimes SLI has more stuttering than CF, sometimes it's in the opposite way.

    More - You have to ask yourself a question why would I want 2 cards (except for benching)? I've already gave a few answers:
    1. HUGE screen / multiple screens
    2. 3D Vision (perhaps with many screens)
    3. Constant 60FPS on 20"+ screen

    I think that the last case applies to the most people. Quite a few of us have 1920x1200 / 1920x1080 screens and want *smooth* gameplay. For me constant 60FPS is the target. It's obviously much better than average 90fps that sometimes drops under 40. Just now I'm working on a tool that would allow evaluating somehow perceived performance and rating it.
     
  6. Indeo

    Indeo Ancient Guru

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    I'm terribly sorry, Hilbert, but I wanted to say this for a loooong time... Why do you still test Crysis Warhead with Gamer quality setting? It's not 2008 anymore, enthusiast systems don't struggle with 30< fps with "very high" settings. I understand that from a technical point of view it may provide better information about overall performance\gpu power, but ppl who are ready to spend $1000 on dual gpu configs surely don't want to lower quality settings in any game hence may want to know how these gpus will really perform under real conditions :nerd:
     
  7. AbjectBlitz

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    Where is the Enthusiast Crysis bench on the SLI review? Come on, no one plays or gives a damn about medium ie gamer mode.
     
  8. Texter

    Texter Ancient Guru

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    He addressed that issue in recent reviews, just not this SLi review.
     
  9. RS-X

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    I was hoping for more performance. I thought If GTX 580 beat HD 5970 so the GTX 560 will be as fast as 480. OK May be not 100% But at least 95% just like 460 is as fast as GTX 285. May be I have to wait for nv 6xx or amd 7xxx.
     
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    It's interesting how Crossfire scales better than SLI.

    Tables have turned.

    I'd say HD6870 is much better bang for the buck than GTX580
     

  11. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Crap .. I did prep those but literally forgot to insert them. Will be added over the next hour !
     
  12. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Update- enthusiast mode Crysis SLI chart was added !
     
  13. BLEH!

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    Sure is an impressive GFX setup, but compared with the price of the 6870 (as others have said) is it really worth the cash. I'm kinda glad I went with ATI this round (eyefinity is wonderful)
     
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    This is what I'm waiting for! Will be getting one or two of these cards.
     
  15. Li4m79

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    Well i've said it before, I was going to get the KFA2-480 for xmas, but I think I may as well get a 580. Looks like they're heading to be around the same price, or there abouts anyway!!
     

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    That's great! Hoping to see it in future Radeon 6970\90 reviews :thumbup:
     
  17. sajibjoarder

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    buying this card is a big foolishness if some one already got a strong dx 11 setup.. betr wait for the hd and kliper then go for a new setup
     
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    The 580 is a convenient filler till Kepler. As such, I guess one shouldnt have expected too much from it.
     
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    people still forget that hd 6870 is mid-high range while the gtx 580 is enthusiast.
    6870 barley matches a 480 gtx, they are not even in the same league, altough the radeon is a refresh
     
  20. EspHack

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    lol great performance and noise level, but still hot :p

    i want to see the HD6970 Crossfirex review if they scale as the 6870
     

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