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post #1 of 14
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Hey,

I'm wondering how much better the GTX 580 is than the GTX 285?

The memory bandwidth of the GTX 580 is only about 30GB/s more than the 285... how much does memory bandwidth have to do with performance?
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post #2 of 14
I'd say easily double the performance.
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post #3 of 14
It's approximately 45% faster across all resolutions, above poster is exaggerating. Basing my estimate on the fact that a 285 is about equal with a 460, and that's how a 580 compares to one of those according to the latest TPU review(6990).
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post #4 of 14
an it overclocks like nobody's business.
Then its like unstoppable.
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post #5 of 14
I'm basing it off the fact it's a single card, newer architecture and doesn't have to be hindered by SLI scaling. I admit I know nothing about the Green team
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post #6 of 14
At not memroy intensive situations...its 60-70% more +-. Remember even if a 285 is ~= to a 460 it doesnot scale as well.
Anyway when 1920x1080/1200 and up the gap will become great.
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post #7 of 14
I've owned a 285, multiple 460s, and have a heavily OCed 480.

There are indeed fairly common situations where a 580 would deliver about double the frames per second.

Honestly, the GT200s were never especially good at DX10. Later cards don't suffer anywhere near the same level of performance loss going from DX9 to 10.
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post #8 of 14
GTX 580 should be about equal to 2 GTX 285.
it also has DX11, produce less heat and noise.
and 512 MB more of faster VRAM
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post #9 of 14
The GTX 580 has 512 CUDA cores. The GTX 285 has 240 CUDA cores, just like the GTX 280. It was just clocked a little higher. You can clearly see that the GTX 580 has more than double the amount of cores of the GTX 285... And it has a higher clocked memory speed and processor speed. The GTX 580 is considerably faster, probably around 2 to 4 times faster.
 
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GTX 285


vs

GTX 580




Well, more or less
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