GTX 580 Lab Test: The Real Fermi Arrives

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Philips

Thank you for this post. I  learned a lot. Thanks for the review.

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Philips

This is adorably great. Thank you for sharing the newest update. This is so adorable.

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aferrara50

still sticking with my tri sli 480s until kepler, not enough of an upgrade compared to 950core 480s (yes they're watercooled) to warrant the upgrade.

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r1davis74

Guess you can't read either....the tech update you are talking about for the 6800 series "dumbass" was adding of their hardware tessellation which is why those lines of cards are slower...(you would know if you would read instead of calling names you asswipe :) ) Also, look under the DX11 benchmarks for FPS....hmmm which shows the 580 ahead.....

The above chart clearly shows the 5970 (dual GPU in case you forgot dumbass) and the 580 run at about the same power requirements and as for heat, I run a 470 OC'd with no issues keeping the temps down.

Good to see ATi fans like yourself don't actually provide any tech knowledge to a conversation, just some really good name calling and elementary thinking. Why don't you go to a forums "dumbass" and go spill your bs there.

Oh, and dumbass the 6800 was the answer from ATi on the advancements of Nvidia's 400 series and 500 series. If you knew anything about these GPU's from either company you would see why they even released them in the first place "dumbass" The "3D stuff" (very technical by the way) is what all software vendors are working towards but you being a complete "dumbass" must have already known that

 

 

 

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usucdik

Your first point makes no sense. Why are you saying that? I guess you didn't even know what your original point was in your first post, because now you're just babbling a different kind of nonsense. I already said what needed to be said about the 6800s; it's not like you added anything. Also yeah, you ignored anything relevant, like how they aren't competing against the bloated GTX580. Fucking dumbass.

Apparently you can't even count up to the number of fingers on your hand, unless you have a flipper of some sort. There is no way a sane person can legitimately declare the 580 any sort of victor based on those graphs against the 5970. I'd call you a trolling nvidia-loving douchebag, but I think it is considerably outweighed by the possibility that you're just a giant retard.

On the heat issue, no one gives a fuck. Once again I said all that needed to be said about it.

Do you not know how commas work? Saying "dumbass" in the middle of a line that way just makes you look uneducated.... and like a dumbass. Brilliant stuff, by the way, trying to call me a name several times, all because your feelings were hurt the one time I did it. A great tactic.

Lastly: no, you're still wrong. The 6800 parts aren't an "answer" to anything. Your conjecture about ATI following the 480 is pure bullshit. They have newer tech, they put it in the newer cards. Happens every year. It's not rocket science. Also your point about the 3D isn't even coherent, so I won't comment on it.

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Warrior017

I 1/2 agree with you. Nvidia and Radeon give different types of performance. The 5970 is a typical card that has the best FPS of all. But even though the GTX580 has less FPS (it's not big differences most of the time anyway), it gives a hell of a lot more detail (because of tesselation). Just check out the Enless City demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3XXJ89-g1I). And you might say it's unfair 'cause Radoen doesn't do tesselation. But thats the point; Nvidia wasn't just lazy and stuck two 480's on one card. They improved on detail immensely by adding better features. And, when frame-rate is above 60fps (more than 60Hz screens can show) the detail is what needs improving on. 'Cause who cares if your frame-rate is 100+ when a still fast 60+ card gives more than twice the detail. That's all I have to say. For now.

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r1davis74

sbsk.....did you even take the time to read this article? I see the ATi fan bois are out in groves. The 580 hangs with you best DUAL GPU card on DX10, beats it on most benchmarks with DX11 and supports Tessellation better than ATi.....what the he#$ are you talking about?? LOL

 

All ATi has to answer with is.......a 6870......really?!?!?

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usucdik

Dude, you sound like more of a zealot that anyone so far. You can't even see straight; the charts clearly do not indicate the 580 beating the 5970 in most benchmarks, no matter what the category.

You're just being foolish and a bit retarded by calling the 6870 an "answer". Get your head out of your ass and consider the absolute fact that the 6800s are mostly a tech update, it is much cheaper than comparable previous generation cards, and it is only the first release of the line.

Yeah, "sbsk" was right. You should have clearly noticed that GTX cards have been king of the power-hungry enthusiast hill by adding more transistors than you can count, while making your computer double as a space heater. They could make the cards even more powerful, but no one wants that fucking shit. AMD is being super efficient compared to what is across the aisle, and they've been getting the latest tech out faster, too (save for the gimmicky 3D stuff).

 

By the way, you mean "droves", dumbass.

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sbsk2000

Not very impressed, actually... I feel the AMD camp has smarter tech. This latest offering by NVIDIA is just another muscle-headed brute force of a product, albeit a bit more efficient.

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ps3universal

All the GTX 580 is to me is what the 480 should've been in the first place i hate how Nvidia is rushing all there cards now and this is what happens. ONLY MEAGEAR PERFORMANCE INCREASES. I am surely hoping that there next batch of cards it 10X that of these... cause these are just a 480 over clocked. Sure they have a few new cuda cores but so what... Nvidia could've done much better and if this is what they have to show for "all the amazing work they did to reinvent there gpu in 1-2 years" then they better be thinking up ways to make it much better or i'll just be going to AMD cause at least they have more bang per buck and much better innovations and increases per new card series... 

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ShadowDragoonFTW

Dude, did you even look at the numbers? Those are HUGE JUMPS in performance from the 480. Dear God, man...

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JohnP

 I always liked NVidia cards and would have stuck it out, but AMD pulled two rabbits out of a hat, 5.1 sound out of the HDMI connector and an excellent DirectX11 card months before NVidia. I also did not like the idea of humping the case temp and fan noise up with NVidia's offering.

  This sounds a lot more acceptable. Will have to check the specs tho..

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gtsura

Yeah!  I just got my GTX470 at a really low low price!  It's not that noisy and the temps are acceptable considering I'm living in a tropical country.  My HAF 932 is keeping everything cool!

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Keith E. Whisman

OK, I've built a new an improved wish list at newegg.com with EVGA GTX580's in Two Way SLI. Check out my hardware pics. 

 

http://tinyurl.com/26eeata

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aarcane

even with the reduced noise, I'm hopeful for an effective, efficient water block solution for these cards.

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Keith E. Whisman

Running 3 GTX580's in Tri SLI will require a 1500Watt PSU to power a modern system with gobs of ram, HDD's, and a 6core processor. And that 1500Watt PSU will probably be just barely enough, meaning you might end up with a lock up a couple times a day during a really heavy gaming session. 

Now I need to go and update my Newegg wish list. damn.

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ShadowDragoonFTW

That seems a bit... extreme.

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Pyrophorics05

That's because it is overkill. You don't need "gobs" of ram, a 6 core CPU or a 1500w PSU. You may WANT the ram and the CPU but a 1500w PSU is overkill for sure.

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Fecal Face

Dammit, I was about to buy two GTX470's for SLI / 2D Surround

Before I even have a chance to buy the newest-gen cards, they make even newer ones :(

Such is life in the PC/Hardware world, I guess.

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somethingelse

The 470 GTX cards are now about $260.  They are still a really good deal considering the 580 GTXs are going to launch at over $500 and currently the 480 GTXs are still floating over $400.  I just picked up a 470 GTX after the price drop and have no regrets.  It's really not as loud as people make it up to be, doesn't bother me at least :)

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ocnier

Another thing to consider is the price point.  Since Fermi  is a $500 card i strongly suspect AMD will lower the 5970 to "at" or "sub" $500 index price values.  Nvidia is in a crunch because the AMD "Cayman" chipset cards aren't out yet (which are the real 6870's, not whats out now- which is a sleezy marketing ploy to sell underpowered cards.  Remember the present 6870 are really 6770's level cards) but are close to distribution (ie 90 day window though i don't think they will make xmas).  AMD just released the present 6870 (which are 6770's) to boost holiday sales and bottom line before the end of quarter. I would hold off till Cayman comes out. 

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LatiosXT

I'm surprised that adding those extra 32 compute cores and 8 texture units bumped up the performance. Then again I'm not sure how well the 470 stacks against the 480. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what Caymen will bring to the table.

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jlh304

How does this card do with folding@home?  Can you run a test for that and give us the numbers?

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