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Old 11-09-10, 10:48 AM   #7
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NVIDIA, this is what we wanted. We wanted 512 CUDA cores, monstrous performance in DX10 and DX11 games with loads of AA and AF, advanced tessellation capabilities, good temperatures and low-noise. …. And you delivered.

Mind you, this is a $499 card which is a bit pricey, and AMD is sure to counter soon with the HD 6970, but if you are a gamer or hardware enthusiast whose budget allows for a top-of-the-line GPU, the GTX 580 overshadows the older 480 not just for its likely higher performance, but also for the ease of use and efficiency improvements in this revised architecture.

This was a good refresh, for sure. This GPU has what it takes and then some for extreme-image-quality gaming at 1920x1080, and likely has what it takes to more than sufficiently handle 1920x1200 and 2560x1440 as well. The GTX 580 could make for a great SLI setup that runs cooler than a pair of GTX 480s, and is for certain the GPU to consider when looking into a 3D Vision or 3D Vision Surround setup.

GTX 580 cards are available now at leading e-tailers and retailers starting at $499 USD.

We'd like to thank NVIDIA for providing a review sample to us for testing purposes.
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