EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 (015-P3-1580-AR) 1.5 GB GDDR5 SDRAM PCI Express x16 Graphic Card Reviews

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 (015-P3-1580-AR) 1.5 GB GDDR5 SDRAM PCI Express x16 Graphic Card

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Excellent Single GPU

Jan 16, 2012
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Pros:-Excellent performance
-Good cooling
-Lots of GDDR5 memory

Cons:-Slower than 7970 for similar prices
-expensive

The Bottom Line: Don't buy this card, get the AMD 7970. This used to be the king, but now that its been usurped its obsolete.


With the release of the Radeon 7970, this GPU is no longer the most powerful single GPU out there, but is still incredibly powerful, and more than enough to handle all modern games. I am currently using this GPU in my sustem, with an Intel I5-2500K and 8 gigs of RAM. I can play any game (BF3, Skyrim, MW3) on as high quality as I want and get great framerates, which is what I wanted out of the card. I also do some 3D modeling and such, albeith with smaller, low-poly models, and it holds up surprisingly well considering that its more designed for gaming. If you are a hard-core gamer and need a card to give you the highest framerates, this is a great card. With one caveat- that for 10% ($50) more, you can get a distinctly better GPU, with support for PCIe 3.0, and DirectX11.1, in the Radeon 7970. At this price range, such a small increase in price is well worth it for the extra performance. So, while the 580 in and of itself is a great GPU, and the second best performing single GPU on the market, it seems that the 7970 has, for now, stolen its market, unless you are really unwilling to either fork up the extra $50, or dislike AMD/ATI. The thing that you also have to take into account is that the 7970 is a whole generation ahead of the 580, so you would expect the performance to surpass it. Essentially, the 580 was king for a long time, and is still a great card, but with the release of AMD's 7970 and Nvidia's probable 680 coming in a while, the 580 will soon be obsolete, unless it sees price drops.


Recommend this product? No


Amount Paid (US$): 525


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