ASUS GTX580 SLI Exclusive Review
Published: 12th November 2010 | Source: Asus | Price: £404 - £808 |
Yesterday we took a look at the latest nVidia card, the GTX580.
Unquestionably this fixed a lot of the issues that we all had with the GTX480, primarily the heat and noise but also the cut down performance.
We were left with the overriding impression of the decimating horsepower available at our fingertips and how nVidia have regained the top spot as the graphics card of choice.
One thing though is missing. If one card is good, then two cards must surely be great. We couldn't resist finding out and so a quick phone call to ASUS and we had two reference GTX580s on hand, ready to see if we have enough rendering performance to change the rotation of the Earth.
The card is a reference design again and so is almost identical to the Zotac from yesterday. The main differences are the tiny increase in stock core speed, and the inclusion of the always excellent ASUS Voltage Tweak BIOS.
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX580
PCI Express® 2.0
4008MHz (1002MHz GDDR5)
DVI max resolution
2560 x 1600
D-Sub max resolution
2048 x 1536
Mini HDMI-to-HDMI adaptor x1
8-pin to 6-pin Power Cable x1
ASUS utilities and driver