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wheeljack12
01-21-11, 10:35 AM
http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hardware/34670/gainward-debuts-3gb-geforce-gtx-580-phantom

bacon12
01-21-11, 11:32 AM
That is a beast of a video card. Jeebus 3 gb of vrams.

Rollo
01-21-11, 12:23 PM
This is what I've been waiting for! 7680x1600 screams for more VRAM!

Ummm...can I move to your house? I always have the inside scoop on video cards, am fun to be around, and have good taste in liquor and eats.....

Intel17
01-21-11, 02:15 PM
Want...two...

Maverick123w
01-21-11, 03:00 PM
This is what I've been waiting for! 7680x1600 screams for more VRAM!

Get 2 :D

sammy sung
01-21-11, 03:08 PM
Get 2 :D

Oh just you wait,he will :)

Maverick123w
01-21-11, 04:15 PM
At least :p Maybe 3 if necessary. But I'll try it with two first because otherwise I'd have to get a new board as well.

I'd say 2-3 of these will be better for me than a Quad-SLI setup with the rumored Dual-GPU card. I'm heavily VRAM limited now...

Can't wait to see this :cool:

Sazar
01-23-11, 03:25 PM
Mh, just noticed that this cooler will take up 2.5 slots. That means good bye to the X-Fi Elite Pro - finally :p Gonna get a PCIe based soundcard instead.

But Tri-SLI would be very tricky, especially with the TJ10. Hopefully, that won't be necessary. Can't wait for the first reviews of these 3GB cards :)

I thought you had water coolers?

Can't slap em on this sucker?

Admittedly, that is one fat cooler lol.

Uberpwnage
01-23-11, 03:57 PM
Mh, just noticed that this cooler will take up 2.5 slots. That means good bye to the X-Fi Elite Pro - finally :p Gonna get a PCIe based soundcard instead.

But Tri-SLI would be very tricky, especially with the TJ10. Hopefully, that won't be necessary. Can't wait for the first reviews of these 3GB cards :)

Palit (they own Gainward) seems to have their own version which looks to be a 2 slot card.

http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hardware/34669/palit-announces-customized-geforce-gtx-580-3gb-onboard-memory

Also, watercooling might be difficult since it probably won't have a PCB compatible with blocks designed for the reference models.

I'm considering buying two of these myself, just sold one of my 480s anyway. Hopefully other partners will follow suit and then there might be some interest from EK or DD.

Edit: Wheeljack already posted a thread about the Palit card with the same link

Intel17
01-24-11, 07:34 AM
You know, I remember that it was basically yesterday when I bought my GTX 470s and they were awesome. Now they are "meh"...

Muppet
01-24-11, 10:56 PM
Yeah I know but Palit is not available here. Plus I really like Gainward, bought lots of cards from them and never had an issue.

Yeah Gainward Rocks. Wish we could still get them here.

Roadhog
01-25-11, 12:51 PM
thats some pretty pro pricing if true.

Slytat
01-25-11, 12:59 PM
Nice, gonna grab a couple when they show up :D

newparad1gm
01-25-11, 01:48 PM
Would be nice if EVGA also came out with a 3GB card so I could step my current 580s to them.

Ghost girl
01-26-11, 04:24 PM
I am incredibly jealous of that heatsink. I'd love to frankenrig some 120mm Ultra Kaze's to that thing.

sniggle
01-27-11, 07:04 PM
VR-zone really should've done some benches at something like 7680x1600 since that review pretty much indicates there is no reason to get 3GB of vram. I figured it'd make a diff with lots of AA at 2560x1600 but nope. The temps honestly aren't even that much better than the stock cooler so that's not much of a plus either.

WeReWoLf
01-27-11, 09:13 PM
I'm curious as well ;)

For example in Crysis, I can't even go higher than Medium settings because that already maxes the 1.5GB of the 480s. So standard 580s would be pointless.
FSX is also very borderline, hell even iRacing is around 1.4GB...

According to "internal testing" the 3GB will really boost performance for high res displays:



And it even has 1 DisplayPort :) Although I now have my DP inputs used up by the Mac Pro anyway :p

Scarily enough, even WoW at max settings will top out at 1.5Gb, and that's at 5860x1080. I require 2 of these cards as well.