With Kepler just a few weeks away, Nvidia partners are cutting GTX 580 prices to clear inventory, or to make the ageing cards a bit more competitive against AMD’s 28nm Radeons.
People looking for a nice high end gpu should jump on this
That would probably just break it. I'd recommend replacing your current graphic's card with it.
Not that you could jump on it very well if you wanted to. It still costs a hand and a leg.
Yeah, these cards cost more than what I plan on spending on games this entire year.
time to get my second 580! framerate up! Metro: last light I embrace you!
@rumbleFish what.... 150 fps wasnt enough for you .. going to need to have 300 ? lol
WOW! you can put 2 of those things in the same motherboard? @[email protected] last time I tried to put my s*** old nvidia gt-something-00 it was a pain because the thing is like half the size of the MB in my PC alone, wtf!?
I'm glad that the price is finally coming down. I got an EVGA GTX 570 back in november of 2010 for U$360 and I love it, I'm using with an i7 960 and 12GB of DDR3, I game at 1080p (55" LED) and it runs everything at max without a problem! So I have no need in upgrading for a while, who ever gets the GTX 580 will be happy for a long time!
I have the same rig almost :D 1x over clocked i5.760 @ 3.8 1x Watercooler 1x SSD 1tb Hd 1x 2tbhd 1x GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB PhysX CUDA 12gb ram 750 psu Play everything maxed out on @ 1080p on a "28 Led"
I have a Gtx 570 with 1280 gigs of VRAM and I have question. If I want to run Skyrim with the HD texture pack from the modding community, can I do that with just 1 gig of VRAM, because I heard the textures are 2k? I feel really bad for sticking with the 1 gig version of the card instead of getting the 2 gig one.
@kaveti6616 I guess it will depend on the resolution that you are playing on. I've tried the game without the HD texture pack, so I can't tell how impacts the performance.
I have a 1920 by 1080 monitor so I know that in most cases a single gig will do, but I heard Skyrim's HD texture pack will have 2k textures and wonder if this will demand more than a gig. Of course, I do have 1.28 gigs to work with. I also heard that in BF3, the game will utilize system RAM to render, but that drops the frame rate considerably.
Kaveti 2k textures is the resolution of the texture not the vram consumption We have had 2 k textures for years now Nvidia can process up to 4096x4096 Ati can process up to 2048x2048 Almost evry texture is then compressed to even further reduce the vram footprint An uncompressed texture goes as the following 256x256 = 0.25MB (192k no alpha) 512x512 = 1MB (0.75MB no alpha) 1024x1024 = 4MB (3MB no alpha) 2048x2048 = 16MB (12MB no alpha) 4096x4096 = 64MB (48MB no alpha) Compression algorithms can reduce those numbers by a factor of 4 or more I could go on and on but vram size on your gpu doesnt determin the texture resolution you can display Always keep in mind that textures have a mipmap version to and higher res version get loaded nce you get closer to them I could go on and on but that would take some pages ;) 2k textures are mostly idiotic since you can produce sharp textures much more elegant with several tricks and composite materials in staed of simplycranking up the texture size and using up vram for nothing Just remember your screen is most likely around 1920x1080 to see the textures benefit you must have ne textures fullscreen and even then you cantsee the complete 1to1 texture size Ne last thing No you dont need every texture in the vram only whats displayed on screen and even then you reload texurs from the system ram when needed
@ kaveti6616 : You have 1280 gigabytes on your GPU? Holy shit you have an extremely rare GPU. You could sell that for a huge fortune.
You cant be running any AA then. I'm using a GTX 580 and with a i5 2500k and can run BF3, for example, at [email protected] on ultra. But I still have to turn AA off. For me I'd rather have 60 frames then slightly smoother edges.
I dont know why I got disagreed with. Read what the guy said himself. He said he has a 1280 gig GTX 570.
I've been looking into building or buying a PC. I would probably go with something like this.
@TooTall19, Just keep in mind that by the time all the parts will arrive at your door, your rig will be outdated. Unfortunately, that's the way it is.
@ssultan No they wont. Go troll somewhere else please.
Depending on the resolution you want to display you will have a lot of fun with one of those cards for some time. Not every game in the next 2 years will be BF 3 like gfx. So no need to worry as long as 1080p is enough for you.
Awesome. But I am gonna get the Kepler card. I think we are supposed to have a flood of kepler news tomorrow. Not sure if the NDA is gonna lifted tomorrow or if Nvidia is just doing a PR event about it.
Yea you will get special benefit in Physx ... though may be only Metro LL will use it extensively, I guess it will be the game which will make they buy worth it.
I want it to play BF3, in 3D, at max settings. Not to mention Crysis 2 in 3D, with DX11+High rez textures at max settings. Then don't get me started on games like the new ARMA that are coming soon.
Good news for SONY and the Next Playstation Super HI DEF 1080Px 3 Console
Wow, you've been trying really hard with the trolling lately, seems you have a comment in almost every article possible, and yet no one bites. It must be so sad to fail at something so easy no matter how hard you try. I mean, it's literally the easiest thing to do on the Internet, and you can't do it.
It's possible it could happen, but not likely. As consumers we constantly forget that companies buying in bulk pay anywhere from 30% - 70% less than us (usually 33% - 50%). Each console manufacturer plans on buying at least 50 million GPU's so they're probably Nvidia's and AMD's single largest consumer, and they want to keep that business. But spending $250 (350 - 33% + taxes) alone on the GPU means another $500 - $600 PS4, which is not going to happen. But that's the price if it came out today. I don't expect to see a PS4 until holiday 2013 at the earliest, and in a years time there will be another price drop on 580's. Also consoles generally get an optimized version of an existing GPU to better fit their needs, so that could drop the price a bit as well. He may have been trolling, but it's possible. Unless the rumors of Sony going unified AMD is true.
@ABizzel1 MS seemed to have pioneered a new business model. They contract out the design to companies like ATI and own the design. They then contract out the manufacturing to two or three vendor which competes with each other. TSMC is one of them and I forget who the other one was. In short, Nvidia squeezed the living sh!t out of MS for the GPU price and was one of the main reasons why the original Xbox was discontinued. It wouldn't surprise me if Sony went ATI next generation as I'm sure they are being price squeezed too. That said, even self manufactured 70% less cost is excessive... out of curiosity do you have a source to back that up?
@gamingdroid The funny thing is nividia was disappointed that microsoft didnt pick them this gen lol lol. NO sh)&)(&*( they didnt pick you because you ripped them off all last gen. Nividia made microsoft charge like 150 for each gpu sold in the xbox and wouldnt let them drop the price for it. So even though the rest of the parts got cheaper nividia made them keep paying the same price for outdated tech. Thats why the xbox could never compete on price with the ps2 and thats why microsoft killed it off.
@gamingdroid I have personal experience. My first job was at retail and our stores purchased all items from 30% - 70% off the price we sold them for (most of the time 30% - 50%) generally jewelry is way overpriced and sold at 50% - 70% mark up. I also worked with contractor's when I worked in Media Services at a hospital and we had to purchase equipment from things like television installation for hundreds of rooms for multiple hospitals as well as equipment for recording surgeries, events, conferences, etc... And we generally received a 30% off discount from normal retail due to buying in bulk versus 1 or 2 items.
@ABizzel1 Certain products have a very high margin, including water, make-up, jewelry, brand name clothing and etc. It is not uncommon for a retailer to have a 40% mark up, to cover ongoing business operations. However, most consumer electronics (if not all) have closer to 10-20% markup at retail with some exceptions. Also, if you buy products intended for commercial use (instead of consumers), the markup tend to much higher just because they can. Ever wondered why a fancy commercial LCD panel still cost thousands, while a consumer one cost $500!? Computer chips are heavily commoditized except for high end chips, but even that can be if you contract out the manufacturing. Chips are sold at bulk in general, so the margins are already thin and companies earn by volume.
When do the price cuts take place in the US? it does seem to be in effect yet...
I'm about to put a second GTX 580 in my PC.
Nowadays that's overkill, we need more demanding games, I can't justify a sli setup as I can play everything at 1080p. But if I had plenty of cash I wouldnt even think twice :)
I have to second that... I've been done a lot of research in building gaming PCs, (since I'm about to do so soon), and I see A LOT of people who Crossfire/SLI. But it seems most of these games run just fine maxed out with just one very good card. Yet you still see people with rigs that make it seem as if they're running Crysis 2, Skyrim and BF3, max settings at the same time on the same rig. I understand wanting to be future proof and all, but damn...
A little tempting but still waiting for Kepler.
Ill stick with ati a little more cost effective in crossfire for the poor.
Eh, my 6850 is faring me well.
I won't bite..its a great card but still is a power hungry hot running beast. If they new cards are anything like amd 28nm this its good. I like the cooler running smaller chips because they are stable and great to overclock.
Problem is its still going for $450 here. No way i am spending more than $200 on a gpu I picked up 2 gtx 460 for $70 a piece off someone who just upgraded. Before that i had 2x gtx260 core16 and i paid around 150 on average for those back then.
big deal. you get to play a total of 5 games with it
Pretty sure that there's several thousand games available for PC.
this videocard is amazing!!
Pretty cool, I still have my old 8600gt, it's about time for an upgrade, though I doubt I'll shell out the big bucks for a GTX 580 even WITH the incoming price drop, lol.
Upgrade that GPU man, that card wasn't even very good back in the day. Grab a 560Ti or something like that and you will notice the major upgrade.
Yeah I know, the 8600gt was decent if you overclocked it, but it still didn't match up to the old king 8800gt lol. I've had my eyes on the 550ti, but I might get a 560ti instead. Dunno yet, but yeah, an upgrade is definitely due XD.
Awesome!! bout freaking time.....now just discount the GTX 570 <300 and I'll have my GTX 570 sli system......this is great news!!
My current GTX580 has a custom cooler dumping 80% of its heat into my case so I want a bog standard GTX580.
People who are waiting for next gen should take a glance into this card. Still, the 580 is overkill for now for all games unless next gen consoles comes out. Still, if you are an enthusiast, one 580 might not be enough, some people I know have 2-3 7970's just for bragging rights and some power for their eyefinty setup.
You only need one 7970 for eyefinity. It has enough video ram to run tripple 24" 1080p monitors.
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