Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Video Card Review

Just about a month ago NVIDIA announced the new Fermi GF110 GPU and the GeForce GTX 580 video card.  This will be NVIDIA’s new flagship card replacing the older GTX 480.  The GF100 GPU was never what NVIDIA meant it to be and they went back and revised it a little bit for this new line of cards.  This means they were able to achieve higher clock speeds and all 512 CUDA cores are enabled.  Today we will be looking at a reference model from Zotac, the ZT-50101-10P.  Let’s see how this card compares to the competition.

Special thanks to Zotac for providing us with the GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Video Card to review.


Model ZT-50101-10P
Cooler Active (with fan)
Core Clock 772 MHz
Core Processors 512 Stream Processors
Dimensions 4.376in x 10.5in – 111.15mm x 266.70mm
DirectX DirectX 11
Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes
GPU GeForce® GTX 580
HDCP Ready Yes
HDMI 1 (Mini HDMI 1.4a)
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16 (Compatible with 1.1)
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
Memory Clock 4008 MHZ
Memory Size 1536 MB
Memory Interface 384-bit
Memory Type GDDR5
Package Contents Inside the box
• ZT-50101-10P
• Mini-HDMI-to-HDMI adapter
• DVI-to-VGA adapter
• Dual 6-pin PCIe to 8-pin PCIe power adapter
• Dual MOLEX to 6-pin PCIe power adapter
• Prince of Persia®: The Forgotten Sands™ game bundle
• Driver Disk
• ZOTAC Boost software bundle
• User manual
SLI Supported Yes
Weight 2.0000 lb

The GTX 580 vs. GTX 480

Model GTX 480 GTX 580
CUDA Cores 480 512
Graphics Clock (MHz) 700 772
Processor Clock (MHz) 1401 1544
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 42 49.4
Memory Clock (MHz) 1848 2004
Standard Memory Configuration 1536MB GDDR5 1536MB GDDR5
Memory Interface Width 384-bit 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 177.4 192.4

The GTX 580 from Zotac comes in a nice retail package.  The front of the package has an opening so you can take a look at the card and has a good amount of information about the card.  The back of the package has some more information about the card as well.

Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Video Card

Opening the package up everything is nicely packed inside.  Getting everything out you have the GTX 580 card, DVI to VGA adapter, miniHDMI to HDMI adapter, 6pin and 8pin power adapters, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands game, driver disk and the user’s manual.

Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Video Card

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