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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 (Reference Card)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 (Reference Card)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 (Reference Card)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 (Reference Card)
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Overall Rating 8.5 7.5
Performance
9
8.5
Features
8.5
8.5
Value
8
7
Avg. Users' Ratings - -
Launch SRP - -
Latest Price - -
Summary 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 GF110 GF110
GPU Transistor Count 3 billion 6 billion
Manufacturing Process 40nm 40nm
Core Clock 772MHz 607MHz
Stream Processors 512 CUDA cores 1024 CUDA cores
Stream Processor Clock 1544MHz 1215MHz
Texture Mapping Units (TMUs) 64 128
Raster Operator units (ROP) 48 96
Memory Clock (DDR) 4008MHz DDR 3414MHz DDR
Memory Bus width 384-bit 768-bit
Memory Bandwidth 192GB/s 327.7GB/s
PCI Express Interface PCIe ver 2.0 x16 PCIe ver 2.0 x16
Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin 2 x 8-pin
Multi GPU Technology SLI SLI
DVI Outputs 2 3
HDMI Outputs 1 (Mini-HDMI) 1 (Mini-HDMI)
HDCP Output Support Yes Yes
DisplayPort Outputs - No