Zotac GTX580 Review
Before we roll on to our conclusion let's look at the top and bottom of the performance scale, starting with the top and the benchmark demo for Tom Clancy's HAWX 2.
A long while ago now we stopped using GRiD for our benchmarking because the frame-rates attained were becoming ludicrous, yet here we are with a game that isn't released and we're bashing through 200 FPS average with everything as high as it will go. Good optimisation or another bleh console port? We'll have to wait for the full game to see but for now you can be safe knowing that the GTX580 will give it a proper kerb-stomp.
The antithesis of HAWX 2 is Metro 2033. A game which massacres all but the highest performing systems. The GTX580 enhancements really show their hand here giving us a handful of frames above the older model. Whereas 30 or 40 frames would go un-noticed in HAWX, at these rates even two or three can make a difference to your enjoyment.