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EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 1536 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 015-P3-1582-AR

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Pros: Enormous amounts of parallel power, and a very strong core.q

Cons: Its default memory should have been reconsidered, as most of the latest games tend to like lots of vRAM

When I first laid my hands on this card I was thoroughly impressed because I was upgrading from 2x 9800GTX+'s and I was mostly used to the small body factor of them. This card is considerably larger than the counterparts mentioned but not to the point of being 6990 levels of huge. This card should fit 99% of standart ATX motherboard cases.

As my available vRAM tripled, I could now finally turn on some anti-aliasing on lots of games, some exceptions being Crysis and Battlefield 3 which crushed the vRAM to its 99.9% Nevertheless on the other 97% of the games available the card performed exceptionally. I was running Crysis 1 maxed out with 8xQAA at an average of 48fps, which was insanely awesome at that point since I was used to the artificial mid level shading and next to none anti-aliasing to be able to get 50+fps on my 9800's. Those 48fps's where very, very playable.

When overclocking the card I was able to raise the clock speed from a default 797MHz superclocked level speeds up to 875MHz without having to bump voltages. Obviously every GPU is binned differently but I've seen a lot of people which are getting respectable amounts of overclocking out of these versions. If I had a watercooling setup I would most definetely shoot for 900+MHz speeds which would be insane but need higher amounts of cooling.

The card runs considerably cool. When running at the lowest level of graphics performance you can easily see the card sitting at ~35C at idle on 80F room temperatures. I have set up custom fan profiles on Afterburner and the card does not exceed 67C when gaming. This is at 85% fan speeds which is what I consider the most tolerable level of noise coming from the fan. Anything besides that sounds like an overvolted hair drying blower.

When hit hard the card consumes a LOT of power. I've seen my card pulling 300+ watts when running 3DMark and Furmark (when set up to not throttle itself down).

Given the price point these days (which at the time of writing this review the GTX680 is brand new and the fastest single GPU consumer card in the world) this card is raising its price/performance ration very quickly. If you don't have the money for a 680, this is definitelya good alternative provided you're not interested in anything from the red team.
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 1536 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 015-P3-1582-AR
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Introducing the fastest DirectX 11 GPU, the EVGA GeForce GTX 580. This card rips through the latest DirectX 11 games with up to 8x the tessellation performance over competing GPUs, and runs quieter than the previous generation. Experience a whole new level of interactive gaming with SLI and combine up to three displays for the ultimate 3D gaming experience. With these features and more, the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 does not just dominate the competition, it obliterates it. Specifications include the GTX 580 (797MHz core clock) chipset, 1536MB of 0.4ns GDDR5 memory with a 4050 MHz effective memory clock and 194.4 GB/second memory bandwidth, 384 bit memory interface, 1594 MHz Shader Clock, 512 CUDA cores, 51 GT/s texture fill rate and PCI Express 2.0 compatibility. Additional features include Microsoft DirectX 11 Support, NVIDIA PhysX and NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technologies, NVIDIA 2-way, 3-way and 4-way SLI readiness, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround readiness, NVIDIA CUDA technology with CUDA C/C++, DirectCompute 5.0, and OpenCL support, PCI-Express 2.0 support and OpenGL 4.1 support. Connections are 1 Mini-HDMI 1.4a connector and 2 Dual-Link DVI-I HDCP capable connectors. Package includes the EVGA Driver/software disc with EVGA Precision Tuning utility, 1 Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable, 1 DVI to VGA adaptor, 1 6-pin PCI-E power cable, 1 8-pin PCI-E Power Cable and a limited lifetime warranty if registered within 30 days at

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BindingPersonal Computers
BrandEVGA
EAN0843368014254
FeatureNVIDIA 2-way, 3-way and 4-way SLI ready
Height11.75 inches
Length9.5 inches
Width2.9 inches
LabelEVGA
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$564.40
ManufacturerEVGA
Model015-P3-1582-AR
MPN015-P3-1582-AR
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPC Accessory
Product Type NameVIDEO_CARD
PublisherEVGA
SKUSYNX2858921
StudioEVGA
TitleEVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 1536 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 015-P3-1582-AR
UPC843368014254
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WarrantyLifetime if registered in thirty days
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