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[vr-zone]VR-Zone Exclusive: Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3072MB Review

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http://vr-zone.com/articles/vr-zone-exclusive-gainward-geforce-gtx-580-phantom-3072mb-review/10933.html

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As mentioned earlier, the focus of the Phantom series is not on factory-overclocked performance, but rather on its appearance and cooling prowess. Despite that, we were able to overclock the card to an impressive 955MHz core frequency, and that is largely thanks to the cooler being able to take the huge increase in heat load.
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the 3gb doesn't show any real advantange in any single monitor setup. this card looks to be a waste on anything less than 3 monitors.
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One of the best looking cards I've seen.
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definitely. wish i could get it.

if you run 27/30 inch monitors with side monitors in PLP mode then this may come in handy.
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I thought this was a fanless cooler at first until I saw a closer look. redface.gif

But, the cooler looks darn good.
    
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Gainward are bringing out some sweet cards
    
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That thing is beautifull........
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God I love Gainward. They have the coolest cards with the coolest names... with the worst availability frown.gif
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I don't really see the need for 3gb of ram on the gtx580. if nvidia makes the gtx580 with 1.5 then let it be. Everytime a aftermarket card comes out with double the ram the results very very very rarely show any type of improvement to justify the hassle or cost.
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If you ask me doubling the ram is all about marketing!
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