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.
|Cooler||Active (with fan)|
|Core Clock||772 MHz|
|Core Processors||512 Stream Processors|
|Dimensions||4.376in x 10.5in – 111.15mm x 266.70mm|
|Dual-Link DVI Supported||Yes|
|GPU||GeForce® GTX 580|
|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|
|Package Contents||Inside the box
• 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
The GTX 580 vs. GTX 480
|Model||GTX 480||GTX 580|
|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.
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.