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http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-580-so-review/
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The reference card is clocked at a 772 MHz core frequency, 1544 MHz on the shader processors and the GDDR5 memory runs at 4000 MHz (effective). This SOC card runs at a much more impressive 855 MHz on the core, 1710 on the shaders and 4100 MHz on the memory. That should bring in a little extra performance, and in fact this is to be the fastest factory clocked GTX 580 to date.
Once you start to manually overclock you can get close to 900 MHz, but it would be a shame to not voltage tweak at the very least the GPU a tiny bit. Grab GBT's own software or even AfterBurner. We set the voltage at 1.15V and took the GPU into sixth gear, and we actually ended at a lovely 961 MHz without breaking a sweat, 100% stable. Had we taken some more time to fiddle around with the cooler RPM, then that 1 GHz might be a barrier we could have reached, although after 950 MHz things will get increasingly difficult, plus your noise and heat levels would go up quite a bit.

Dont u love gigabyte? Hey the fastest 580 is 850mhz we will add 5!!!!!mhz more tongue.gif.
Anyway nice card...real nice.
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Dude this thing easily hit 960 Mhz when they OC'd it even further! Awesome! Looks like this has the possibility of hitting 1000 Mhz!
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wow dual slot tri fan? epic.....wait no 3Gb.....dang frown.gif
    
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Awesome speeds. Not sure if diggin the tri-color/sticker fan setup,on blue PCB.
 
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Ah same exact cooler on mine. VERY effective, too. Card runs way cool compared to a reference blow dryer fan. Good to see they're continuing to use it, 'cause it works that good. Exactly the reason why I opted for their SOC version of mine. Extremely quiet, as well. Even @ 100%.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 4/29/11 at 8:13pm
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Gigabyte should have slapped 3GB on this card, if they were going to make a heavily overclocked card targeted for high end users, why not double the VRAM? Because 1.5GB just isn't enough anymore, my card is already using more than 1GB on today's games.
    
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does anyone think this looks quite a lot like MSI lightning?
    
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post #8 of 18
I have the Reference Gigabyte card with the same cooler. I can easily hit 950 Mhz on that wink.gif 1,125v @ 67 degrees is astounding biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by defuz3d;13328627 
does anyone think this looks quite a lot like MSI lightning?
Not really.. Lightning is dual fan.. This is tri fan..
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For a second i thought it said SOCK edition.
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