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Friday, 26 November 2010 13:20

Point of View / TGT GTX 580 Ultra Charged tested - 6. Conclusion

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Factory overclocked to 841MHz



Conclusion

Point of View / TGT is definitely keen on showing everyone they mean business, and the GTX 580 Ultra Charged stands as proof of this. This is one of the first factory overclocked GTX 580 cards and its clocks are pretty high compared to the reference ones. While the reference cards run at 772MHz for the GPU and 1002MHz (4008MHz effectively) for the GDDR5 memory, Point of View / TGT’s GTX 580 Ultra Charged comes with a GPU clocked at 841MHz and memory at 1026MHz (4104MHz effectively).

Thanks to the factory overclock, the card ran about 7% faster in our test games and not only that – we further overclocked it and got another 7% boost. Compared to the GTX 480, GTX 580 will provide about 22% more muscle. The card comes with reference dual slot cooling that’s pretty quiet for a high-end graphics card, especially if it’s the fastest single-GPU around. Idle operation is even quieter.

The card currently goes for about €525, here. Point of View / TGT sweetened this deal with a gift game - Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, although we’d rather see some other, more demanding game, which would’ve put the GTX 580’s potential to good use. If GTX 580 sounds nice then you’ll love Point of View / TGT’s GTX 580 Ultra Charged and if you crave top performance, this is the card for you. Having said that, it might be wise to wait until the second half of December when Radeon 6900 series hits the shelves, if for nothing else then for the price adjustments.


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+3 #1 function69 2010-11-26 15:08
Nice to know that GTX 580 packs a decent overclocking potential. TGT's factory overclock is also impressive considering typical 10-20 Mhz range for most partners.
 
 
+3 #2 leftiszi 2010-11-26 15:17
No Prince of Persia this time?

Awww!
 
 
+1 #3 twistedneck 2010-11-26 16:17
These are nice, but where can we get one in the US? We are stuck with EVGA superclock and thats only 797MHz for the stock cooler.

I'm sure MSI will have a lightning card to try and top it but thats a ways off.
 
 
+1 #4 rotingCORPSE 2010-11-26 19:02
Quoting twistedneck:
These are nice, but where can we get one in the US? We are stuck with EVGA superclock and thats only 797MHz for the stock cooler.

I'm sure MSI will have a lightning card to try and top it but thats a ways off.


pretty sure you can get them through some online retailers or something
 
 
+6 #5 thaad 2010-11-26 19:21
The performance is impress.. but need see HD6970 first..... :lol:

Power consumption???????

€525 = 694.915 USD = 2,192.57 MYR :-?
with these price,.. i can get 3xHD6870..
 
 
+6 #6 Nerdmaster 2010-11-26 20:20
They should have included 6870 crossfire which is 10% faster than 5970 using the same power. 6870 crossfire is as fast as an 580 overclocked in most cases but costing 150$ less - 200$.
 
 
+2 #7 Nerdmaster 2010-11-26 20:26
Quote:
Having said that, it might be wise to wait until the second half of December when Radeon 6900 series hits the shelves, if for nothing else then for the price adjustments.

Or you can wait because 6970 might be 10-15% faster than 580 for 400$. (These are the current rumors, seems we will know for sure next week.)
 
 
+3 #8 DJDestiny 2010-11-27 17:18
Temperatures ? Very interested in that .
I'm Definite the 5970 is cooler at even a lower fan speed . Because the 5970 is damn quiet for its temperature .
 

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