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Tuesday, 30 November 2010 16:48

Gainward GTX 580 Golden Sample Tested

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Factory overclocked

Gainward was never the one to stop at reference cards and its GTX 580 offer includes the company’s factory overclocked GTX 580 Golden Sample. We’re talking about a card based on GF110, currently the fastest GPU on the market. Our today’s guest, Geforce GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 Golden Sample boasts 805MHz for the GPU, 1610MHz for the shaders and 1050MHz for the memory (4200MHz effectively). Apart from the clocks the card has retained the main features from the reference card – cooling, two dual-link DVIs, one miniHDMI and of course 1536MB of GDDR5 memory.

As you can see, the factory overclock isn’t very high as the reference values are 772MHz GPU and 1002MHz memory (4008MHz effectively). The overclock brought about a slight performance increase and, as is usual with overclocked cards, it comes with a higher price tag as well.

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-5 #1 Tr0y 2010-11-30 18:37
Only 30MHz overclocked and with shitty reference cooling? I might pass on that one ;-)
 
 
+7 #2 Nerdmaster 2010-11-30 20:00
Quoting Tr0y:
Only 30MHz overclocked and with shitty reference cooling? I might pass on that one ;-)


Althought I do not support Nvidia generally I have to disagree. The reference cooling of 580 is quite good: it can cool the monstrous 270W gpu. On the other hand 5870 and 6870 couling sucks compared to 580. But it does not matter as ati cards have much lower power consumption.
 
 
-7 #3 MrScary 2010-12-01 13:23
Do you want a shity nvidia toaster, which manages to make a 3 FPS difference over 5970 on AvsP, at a whopping ass 544w and 90º CELSIUS DEGREES (AKA new Iranian Nuclear plant)?

I dont think so :-)
 

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