Tuesday, 02 November 2010 10:18

Geforce GTX 580 has a better cooler

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Quieter
Nvidia's new Geforce GTX 580 is going to be cooler and a bit quieter than the Geforce GTX 480, a.k.a. original Fermi. From what we have managed to find out, the new card has similar TDP to Geforce GTX 480, but its cooler is redesigned and works more efficiently than the previous one.

Don’t get carried away, as the card will be hot, with a TDP of slightly under 250W. It has to be hot, but at least it will be heavy and fancy looking.

Naturally someone will develop a water block for this card as it simply makes sense to water cool it, as you can gain some more performance when overclocking this already hot card. Of course, the water cooler will come at a hefty price, as it always costs significantly more due to the small numbers of coolers that people buy for €500 cards.

Many people don’t go along with Geforce GTX 580 name as the card should end up with Geforce GTX 490 or similar, but as you know Nvidia ups the numbers every year, sometimes even by simply renaming products. Geforce 200 became Geforce 300 without any significant change, but the Geforce 400 series have deserved its name.

Geforce 500 cards are a tweak, a real kicker so you will be able to tell the difference, especially with GTX 560 parts that should bring a lot of performance in sub $ (€)200 market.

As for the rumous that this is a paper launch, we can definitely tell you that people have cards as we speak, the big names are testing them now and they should get available on the November 9th, after the official launch.


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+56 #1 robert3892 2010-11-02 11:27
A quieter cooler would be weclome on all high end video cards whether they are AMD or NVIDIA. Personally I'd even prefer to see dual fan cooling as a standard default.
 
 
-25 #2 rotingCORPSE 2010-11-02 11:36
Quoting robert3892:
A quieter cooler would be weclome on all high end video cards whether they are AMD or NVIDIA. Personally I'd even prefer to see dual fan cooling as a standard default.


probably save the dual fan thing for future Dual GPU cards, probably works better for those kinds of cards.
 
 
+7 #3 Jaberwocky 2010-11-02 12:13
Probably make more sense to buy 2 x GTX460 768Gb cards for £235 (See Overclockers web site) and SLI them (Total 664 cores) than this beast(512 cores) that in all likelyhood is going to cost £500+.
The dual fan design on the Gigabyte cards called Windforce is supurb.Unfortunatly they currently only do it on the GTX460 OC cards though.
 
 
+39 #4 JAB Creations 2010-11-02 12:31
Not trying to be jerk though if people have the cards then where are the pictures of the cooler?
 
 
-7 #5 AndromedaB 2010-11-02 12:51
Quoting Jaberwocky:
Probably make more sense to buy 2 x GTX460 768Gb cards for £235 (See Overclockers web site) and SLI them (Total 664 cores) than this beast(512 cores) that in all likelyhood is going to cost £500+.
The dual fan design on the Gigabyte cards called Windforce is supurb.Unfortunatly they currently only do it on the GTX460 OC cards though.

micro stuttering, CUDA
though its barely noticeable on nvidia cards
 
 
+22 #6 AndreiD 2010-11-02 12:53
A couple reviewers having cards doesn't mean that this isn't a paper launch.
Only time will tell if I'm wrong or not, but I'm betting that there will be mass availability of these cards only in early 2011.
 
 
+19 #7 Dyno1979 2010-11-02 13:04
Well I hope it isn't a paper launch. That means we'll have cheaper better cards in less than a month.

After all we have around 4 weeks until AMD will unveil its champion card.

Let's hope GTX580 brings 20% more speed and serious availability so we'll all benefit from this.
 
 
+11 #8 leftiszi 2010-11-02 15:03
The GTX 480 already costs 370 euros where I live and prices are kinda steep here.

I can only hope that with the second TSMC factory now online, nvidia could have gotten better prices for the new chips as well as better yields, so they can be able to price them more reasonably.

My best guess would be around 400 euros or less. The 6870 already costs 200 euros and I guess that the 6950 will be around 300 and the 6970 around 400. I hope they will not go into a hurry pricing high and then dropping the prices like rocks on a free fall, so screwing all their early supporters, as they did during the 2XX era.
 
 
-3 #9 behrouz 2010-11-02 15:20
Mr. Fuad Abazovic
Are you happy with that Geforce GTX 580 ?
show me that you were happy with Cayman.Thanks :-)
 
 
+15 #10 Nerdfighter 2010-11-02 16:45
So the 580 will be a overclocked 480 with all 512 shader units enabled and a better cooler? Doesn't sound that impressive to me. Especially if it's going to cost 500€.
 

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