ASUS GTX580 SLI Exclusive Review

Crysis Warhead & FarCry 2

ASUS GTX580 SLI Review

Crysis Warhead

Normally we run our Crysis Warhead testing at Gamer level and zero anti-aliasing. Partly because that's how we've always done it thanks to the ability of most graphics cards, and partly because Crytek didn't bother to optimise it. However as we've got more graphics power than we know what to do with it just begged to be maxed out completely, so with Enthusiast settings and 16xAA we headed back to the Island.

We ended up with quite a surprise. Although a single card is, as ever, way too little to be playable, the GTX580 in SLI can still churn out over 60FPS with these settings. Ok it's the thick end of £800s worth of silicon, but the results are undeniable.


FarCry 2

Although it was sprouted from the same genes as Crysis, FarCry 2 took a different, but still gorgeous, route to its goal.

A single GTX580 is more than plenty to run the game with everything on Ultra High. The ASUS GTX580 when overclocked rocks over a hundred frames a second. Add another and we see 150 on the board. We're as open-mouthed as you.

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Most Recent Comments

11-11-2010, 09:06:43

WOW I want them

It is a shame that I bought 2x460 SLI - I should wait and buy 1x580 from Asus.Quote

11-11-2010, 09:29:25

Wow wow wow wow wow! That's just insane performance! And it runs faster, quieter AND cooler than the Zotac! What is there to criticise? Well possibly the price, for those of us with out a job at the moment. But, post release of the 69xx series later his month, I'm banking on that dropping by as much as £50 if it comes anywhere near this in performance. Looks like I'll have to start saving up the reddies!Quote

11-11-2010, 11:03:10


11-11-2010, 11:58:22

Originally Posted by Black View Post

WOW I want them

It is a shame that I bought 2x460 SLI - I should wait and buy 1x580 from Asus.
Yer me too the only put off was the heat power of the gtx 480 had the cash it makes me sad oh well have do a rebuild in 6 months thenQuote

11-11-2010, 12:04:13

Nice review Tom.. I like the Asus cards being plain jane.

Did the performance dip down at all when you had it clocked up to 950MHz on the core at all?? If it didn't then the issue of the card throttling before any decent overclocking can be done is blown out the windows.

Does look like you had a poo poo Zotac though.

Oh yeah and the SLI scaling in Metro is pretty decent.Quote

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