Here's perhaps the first picture of an NVIDIA partner-branded GeForce GTX 580 graphics card, this one coming from Inno3D.
Wait for an EVGA version. Inno3D sucks.
Agreed, Inno3D is a lesser known brand and doesn't have the support that top tier brands like EVGA has. I'd actually get an MSI branded card since they usually have really good customer support.
I think the best one is the diamond known as the KAf2 in Europe there cards are always top notch and there gtx470 can be overclocked 30%+what its already OCed. EVga are good but tend to be bit overpriced compared other manufactures.
Asus leaked clocks put GTX580 @ 772mhz core and 4008mhz memory. Havent seen shader clocks. However its no coincidence that the ones we know are pretty much 10 percent higher than GTX480, so an educated guess for shader clocks would be around 1550mhz. With 512 shaders and 64TMUs then GTX580 would be around 15 percent faster than GTX480.
On the Fermi architecture the Shader speed is always double the engine speed, they are no longer link or unlink-able E.G. My GTX 460 @ 850MHz/ 1700MHz/ 4200MHz My GTX 460 @ 900MHz/ 1800MHz/ 4250MHz So GTX 580 @ 772MHz/ 1544MHz/ 4008MHz
errm ok dont care, this is for the PC hardware whores stopped caring about latest tech when I realised that devleopers never take full advantage of it which is why I love console, push the hardware developers!!
Congrats for posting that you don't care about PC hardware in an article about PC hardware. You totally didn't make yourself look stupid at all. /s
@gillri -1 bubble vote for trolling.
@gillri Its amusing that you dont care. If this progress is stopped or if any of these companies ever go out of business. Where will the next console come from? PC gaming hardware is required element to the sustainance of this entire industry. Hoping that no one cares for it is like hoping for the death of the industry? Would any gamer PC or Console really want that? You honestly dont want Microsoft or Sony to develop a GPU. It would cost them Billions of $ and they still might not get it right. Think about the losses they already make without having to design a GPU themselves.
Brick, do you really love console, or are you just saying that because you don't have a gaming PC?
you disagree with developers pushing the hardware? jeez PC gaming has really gone down the pan if this is their attitude
Nobody is "pushing" any hardware these days. We'll have to wait for the next console cycle because this one's been at its limit for a while.
High graphics cards are for more than just gaming. 3D modeling, CAD, video and photo processing etc. can often use all the horsepower you can afford to throw at them.
The more people who buy this because it's the latest and greatest, the cheaper 460s will be for me. I'm hoping it causes prices of cards it replaces to drop significantly.
It looks like they have a bigger blower on that towards the 480 which would possibly make it quieter.
all pc gpu's combined can't outdo the visuals or the gameplay of the DEFINITIVE graphical greatness that is forza motorsports on the original xbox
You know, I think there's a point where you just buy a graphics card this expensive... to buy a graphics card this expensive. I bought my GTX 460 from EVGA not too long ago for around $240. It's much cheaper now (I spied a deal where you could snag one by MSI for $170! The 1GB version too!). But, I consider that all the graphics card I'll need for a long, long time. Developers aren't pushing hardware good enough with respect of how much more the hardware that comes out CAN push. The people who want to buy this, probably have a top of the line card already that cost them $3-400+ This card will probably give a mere 10 FPS at best more than their last card. And at this point in time, the only game that gives trouble is Metro 2033 on max. Turn off one setting, and it's completely playable on other cards. There's a point in time where it's just too much! I even think my GTX 460 is too much for my needs at times. I throw games on max settings at 1680 x 1050 and they play smoothly. Of course, I overlocked it because it was easy. Like... Really easy. If you can click and hold a slider and slide it to the right, and punch in 4 numbers, then you can overclock a graphics card. But I rant. To wrap it up: These cards at these prices should be ignored by anyone but extreme enthusiasts.
460 in sli best thing to happen to the pc
I'm thinking of grabbing 2 MSI GTX 460 Hawk for SLi but with the GTX 580 so close to being unveiled, I wanna see what this beast can do,and of course the price.
Yes, the 460 HAWKs have been on my watch list as well. I already have had an SLI rig (9800GTX SLI) so I know the performance I can get with two cards, but with upcoming platforms like Bulldozer which won't support SLI I will have limited upgrade path. I'm looking for the best single card solution right now. The 480 is a beast but where I'm living, room temp is 25C, that can't be good for a 480+OC. Price wise, I heard around $599, pretty steep but come on it's going to be the fastest single GPU card on the planet. It's not just for games though. CUDA applications, CAD, Blender, most likely professional applications will take advantage of the raw horsepower. I myself have been slowly learning digital imaging and working with PS CS5 and a little bit of Blender from a teacher so maybe the 580 will benefit me. I also wouldn't have to worry about multiGPU drivers even though nVidia has really been on the ball with those lately. There are SLI profiles for practically every game now and the scaling with nVidia cards is off the chain, way better than AMD. I'm keeping a close eye on the 580, nobody knows an exact release date yet. Lots of rumors but no cold hard facts. The benchmarks should be nothing short of phenomenal judging by nVidia's track record.
Amazon has one listed, seems priced about right, will have to wait until AMD gets the 6900 series out to see if its worth it. http://www.amazon.com/GeFor...
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