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When it comes to Zotac’s Extreme edition graphics cards,the exaggerated design of GeForce GTX 460 Extreme which features four slots still remains fresh in my memory,while the early GTX 260 Extreme with 15-phase power supply impresses me as well.

Although dual-core GTX 590 graphics card has been released,GTX 580 still holds the crown of single-core graphics,and now Zotac introduces another Extreme edition——Zotac GeForce GTX 580 Extreme,aiming to keep the honor of Extreme edition line.
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post #2 of 29
Mmmm nice "normal" oc level. I thought it will break the 1ghz easy. Guess these cards are made for sub-zero temps. Wonder if u put mcp-80 and some deltas on the heatsinks
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post #3 of 29
Wow....its def a sweet looking card.
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Amazing looking card, only thing I didn't like was yellow dvi ports.. White would of been awesome..
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post #5 of 29
I personally don't like the look of the card. I find it a bit too OTT. I prefer the sleek designs though, but other than that it seems a very decent card
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Looks like a cheap toy from the dollar tree was used to cover the block...
 
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post #7 of 29
18 Phase VRM and you stop at 1.15V? Weaksauce.
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perfect for mATX!
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Why only 1.5GB?

Any further revisions of the GTX580's should be 3 GB models. There are too many variants already out that will eat this card alive (the Asus Direct Cu-II, the MSI Lightning, etc).
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post #10 of 29
Every time a high end card comes out Zotac slaps a fat ugly air cooler on it and marks the price up about $100.
 
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