Originally Posted by SpYFoXZeRo
Hey guys, I would like to know what is the "BEST" GTX 580 in term of overclock and stock cooler??? Price does not matter... well as long as it does not go over $600 just for the card alone.
It's going to be for Folding/gaming.
;... i like the Asus GeForce GTX 580 MATRIX for it's looks but the 1.5 vram worries me, as I will go multi-monitor in the future and like to play with graphic mod's for my games.
;... I like the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified Ultra for the overclock and the 3gig of ram, but unsure of the cooler and how loud it would be.
;... I like the MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition for the cooler as I have/had twin frozr coolers before. The 3 gig of vram is also a plus.
;... I like the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 580 Windforce 3gig for the 3 fans and vram but more fans are not always better so I'm not sure how good it is, plus I hate the PCB color and just the over-all look of it.
any help would be appreciated.
Well my opinion is the EVGA GTX 580 3GB Classified Ultra
. Gigabyte has a cooler fan but let's not forget this Classified Ultra has a 14" fan larger than your normal closed shroud casing.
14+3 phase PWM's which clocks to 1000Mhz Core at stock
voltage. Super Low ESR SP-Cap capacitors (Polymer Aluminum Capacitors), with high frequency 3MHz shielded inductors that provide clean precise voltage control. On board voltage probe points you can monitor them. Fully supported for the EVGA EVBot
that you can overclock and monitor your card on the fly, and to top if off an OC BIOS enables extreme overclocking mode
This card is built for ground up for guys who put it under extreme over clocks EVGA GTX 580 Classified Ultra
on sale right now for $549 on Newegg.
I love the Lightnings and their performance cannot be denied in any class of cards they offer, but this card competes on a pro level.