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ASUS Mars II
ASUS Mars II
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 (Reference Card)
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Overall Rating 8.5 8.5 7.5
Performance
9
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Features
9
8.5
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Value
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Summary ASUS creates yet another monster card with dual GeForce GTX 580 GPUs in one card, making it the most powerful NVIDIA graphics card for this year. Features include dual 120mm fans, DirectCU cooling and a mind-numbing 21-phase power supply circuitry. Sporting 512 CUDA cores and a redesigned vapor chamber cooler, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 supersedes the GeForce GTX 480 as NVIDIA's flagship card. Determined to reclaim the title of world's fastest single graphics card from AMD, NVIDIA has conjured the dual-GPU, 1024 CUDA core GeForce GTX 590. The most powerful card NVIDIA has ever built.
Technical Specifications
Core Code Dual GF110 GPUs GF110 GF110
GPU Transistor Count 6 billion 3 billion 6 billion
Manufacturing Process 40nm 40nm 40nm
Core Clock 782MHz 772MHz 607MHz
Stream Processors 1024 CUDA cores 512 CUDA cores 1024 CUDA cores
Stream Processor Clock 1564MHz 1544MHz 1215MHz
Texture Mapping Units (TMUs) 128 64 128
Raster Operator units (ROP) 96 48 96
Memory Clock (DDR) 4008MHz DDR 4008MHz DDR 3414MHz DDR
Memory Bus width 768-bit 384-bit 768-bit
Memory Bandwidth 384GB/s 192GB/s 327.7GB/s
PCI Express Interface PCIe ver 2.0 x16 PCIe ver 2.0 x16 PCIe ver 2.0 x16
Power Connectors 3 x 8-pin 1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin 2 x 8-pin
Multi GPU Technology SLI SLI SLI
DVI Outputs 2 2 3
HDMI Outputs 1 (ver. 1.4) 1 (Mini-HDMI) 1 (Mini-HDMI)
DisplayPort Outputs 1 - No
HDCP Output Support Yes Yes Yes