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Old 01-21-11, 07:05 AM   #1
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So it came to shipping my card that i RMA'd and they(overclockers)had no Gigabyte GTX 580 cards in stock, On a good note they upgraded me to a Gainward GeForce GTX 580 "GOOD Edition" 1536MB GDDR5 card free of charge ... I'm happy with that.

Runs cooler, Quieter and its faster ... Looks pretty bad-ass too.

At first i though "GOOD Edition" ... What sort of a name is that .. It actually stands for "Gainward Optimized Own Design" ... Its to do with the cooling heatsink i think.

Anyways does anybody else here own a Gainward GTX 580 "GOOD Edition" card? ..... How does it run? Temps etc? ... Most important .. How well does it overclock?



http://www.gainward.com/main/edm/GTX...X580_GOOD.html
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Old 01-21-11, 09:27 AM   #2
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looks GOOD.
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Old 01-21-11, 10:26 AM   #3
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That's fantastic - free upgrade ftw!

Let us know your impressions - I don't think we can get Gainward in the states, but I hear they're a great company.
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Old 01-23-11, 04:29 PM   #4
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Well hopefully my new card comes tomorrow.

Ill post idle/load temps .... The cooler looks quite decent so hopefully it should give me some extra overclocking headroom.

Btw ... Its been a while since ive used a 3rd part app to overclock, Whats the best tool out now for overclocking?

RivaTuner? MSI AfterBurner? EVGA Precision? .... Or something else?
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Old 01-23-11, 04:40 PM   #5
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You can use whatever tool for overclocking, they are all good I think. I do like the EVGA precision tool for it's ability to output clocks and temperature and VRAM usage to your logitech LCD on the keyboard
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Old 01-23-11, 04:43 PM   #6
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Sweet, Thanks ...... Whats the best thing for testing for stable overclocks ATM?

FurMark, ATITool or again something else?
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Old 01-24-11, 03:31 AM   #7
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GOOD card bro! I've got the same one from a local retailer and except for the ugly sticker, it's really great - from temps to lack of noise.

Will see how much does it overclock, haven't tried yet. It idles at 35-37 C w/ fans @ 30% (22-23 C room temp) and it doesn't break over 60 C in the games currently installed - Fallout NV, COD BO, NFS Shift, Borderlands. Those 3D temps are achieved with a fan speed of 40 to 45%. My previous GTX480 was iddling @ 40-42 C with fan @ 50%.

Didn't get to o/c yet... but for oc stability use 5-6 runs of Vantage/Unigine and play some heavy loading games such as Crysis. On my old gtx480 the COD Modern Warfare 1 was freezing if the oc was unstable. Not sure how effective are OCCT/Furmark since the GTX 5xx will downclock when running those - or find a version of those apps that are not detected & bypassed by nvidia drivers.

What's your VID? Find it with MSI Afterburner 2.1 Beta 6 - the default voltage for 3D mode.
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Not sure how effective are OCCT/Furmark since the GTX 5xx will downclock when running those
Hmm, Didnt know that .... Thanks.
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Well the card is installed and running fine.

Seems the average idle temp for this card is around 37c .. That's with stock/auto(30%)fan speed.

Aint checked the load temps yet.
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Good job Idle temps look fine, just like my card's. I don't have a very demanding game installed to see how high the temps will go. Crysis is still king for card heating, along with Metro 2033.

I have also tried custom fan profile in MSI AB, and with fans @ around 50-54% (controlled by AB) the card stays in the 50-52 C while in Fallout NV - but then again that game doesn't put too much load on the GPU.

Coming weekend will "play" some more with other apps.
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Is there anyway to unlink the clock core & shader clock in Afterburner 2.1 Beta 6?
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Is there anyway to unlink the clock core & shader clock in Afterburner 2.1 Beta 6?
Nope... they're linked to each other by default - it's how the nvidia GPU works... there isn't any app that will let you do that because those clocked are tied themselves by nVidia's will .
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