As usual, we installed this ASUS Matrix GTX 580 on our test system which has the following specifications:
Since, we have previously tested the standard NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580, albeit with slightly older drivers, we'll be recycling those scores as a reference Besides, we've already established in a past articles that even major driver updates don't give as much benefit as perceived and advertised. We also have another overclocked GTX 580, the Sparkle Calibre X580 that we will be including in the benchmarks. Finally, we'll throw in some results of other similar high-end graphics cards, like the older, dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970, an overclocked Radeon HD 6970 and the latest NVIDIA GeForce dual-GPU card, the GTX 590.
The list of card tested and driver versions used:
The list of benchmarks used: