Gigabyte GTX580 Super Overclock Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Gigabyte GTX580 Super Overclock Review


The GTX580 is still, many months after it's release, the absolute single-GPU king.

Indeed the performance is so spectacular that if you're in the market for some hardcore performance then three of these will out-perform any quad-GPU setups such as GTX590s in SLI or Crossfire HD6990s.

So with this in mind we were excited to get the Gigabyte Super Overclock version of the GTX580 in the office. These are cherry-picked FM110 cores making sure that you get only the very best chips nVidia can produce on your card. The benefits of this are multiple. Not only does it ensure that you get a chip that will overclock like a demon, but also one that doesn't require a nuclear power plant strapped to it to do so. As if that isn't enough it also comes with Gigabytes first foray into the world of triple-fan coolers and they've gone the whole hog with a vapour-chamber as well as the massive heatpipe and fin arrangement we're used to.

You all know what the GTX580 is about by now, so we shall crack on.

Technical Specifications

As you can see out of the box it appears to be a fairly standard GTX580. Then you note those clock-speeds and get a feel that something special is going on with the Gigabyte GTX580 SOC. As is often the case though the specifications don't tell the full story. So let's grab a look at the card shall we.

ChipsetGeForce GTX 580
Core Clock855 MHz
Shader Clock1710 MHz
Memory Clock4100 MHz
Process Technology40 nm
Memory Size1536 MB
Memory Bus384 bit
Card BusPCI-E 2.0
Memory TypeGDDR5
Digital max resolution2560 x 1600
Analog max resolution2048 x 1536
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Most Recent Comments

20-10-2011, 07:47:38

Impressive card. I must admit that Gigabyte is becoming my favourite brand. Would love to have two of these in sli. Will probably cost around 800£ for two of these

Actually two costs 946£. Gotta love the prizes in Norway Quote

20-10-2011, 07:48:32

Wish I could afford one

Gigabyte need to scrap the blue PCB though it looks nasty to me, black PCB FTW Quote

20-10-2011, 08:01:34

This is a great card. I don't mind blue PCB, but I do agree that matte black PCB is still the best looking. I wonder how the 3GB versions will perform? Quote

20-10-2011, 08:02:32

Mighty impressive card,looking at performance.Quote

20-10-2011, 08:06:43

Impressive card, great video review

Loved the witcher sceneQuote

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