Colorful Joins the GTX 580 Club With Factory OC Card

"Colorful too has joined the bandwagon of manufacturers with GTX 580 cards by releasing a factory overclocked piece."

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NVIDIA’s latest graphics card – the GeForce GTX 580 has been out for less than a day, but already manufacturers are falling all over themselves to get their own versions out – and why not? After all, the Fermi-based GTX 580 stakes its claim to the world’s fastest graphics card. Colorful too has joined the bandwagon of manufacturers with GTX 580 cards by releasing a factory overclocked piece.

 

Gigabyte, Palit, PNY, EVGA, Sparkle and Zotac have already hit the market with their GTX 580 cards, so Colorful’s wading into the fray is not surprising. But the factory overclocking does give the manufacturer’s card an edge. For starters, Colorful has upped the core clock of its GTX 580 to 800 MHz, a good deal higher than the 772 MHz of the reference card.

 

The clock on the 1,536 MB GDDR5 VRAM of the card has also been boosted to 4,200 MHz from the 4,008 MHz of the reference. Other than that, Colorful has not made any other significant changes to the card design. The dual-slot cooling remains the same, though there are rumors that the manufacturer might add a new fan design to keep the card cool and silent.

 

Other details of the card include full support for CUDA, PhysX, 3D Vision and SLI, which make it ideal for multi-GPU setups. With its factory overclocking, the Colorful GeForce GTX 580 should be an attractive package for enthusiasts and gamers and could catch the fancy of a few.

 

However, with its pricing and availability still a mystery and most other overclocked GTX 580 cards priced at around $550, it might not be a surprise to see Colorful placing its card in the same range.

 

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05-11-2010, 12:59:44

Cedric
I've got a question about the dual card winner . The 6850 gets better results in higher end games ( i think ) in crossfire then 460 and the price is almost the same , so why don't you recommend the 6850 in crossfire ?

am bit of noob so don't bash me

Cédric

05-11-2010, 13:37:55

tinytomlogan


I've got a question about the dual card winner . The 6850 gets better results in higher end games ( i think ) in crossfire then 460 and the price is almost the same , so why don't you recommend the 6850 in crossfire ?

am bit of noob so don't bash me

CĂ©dric





Because the 460 1GB's win out overall dude in the dual card segment.

05-11-2010, 13:55:01

Cedric


Because the 460 1GB's win out overall dude in the dual card segment.



Sorry for asking this . So you would recommend the 460 1gb sli for general gaming and for high en the 6850 ? or only the 460 ? i just wannna get the best out of my money .

thanks in advance

05-11-2010, 14:02:09

AMDFTW
i thnk personaly 2 1gb 460's overclocked would be more than ample for any game

05-11-2010, 16:41:56

tinytomlogan


Sorry for asking this . So you would recommend the 460 1gb sli for general gaming and for high en the 6850 ? or only the 460 ? i just wannna get the best out of my money .

thanks in advance





what do you mean dude 6850 single or dual?

dual of either would be epic tbh.

Id buy AMD cards for the cooler and quiet approach though tbh (personal preference)

06-11-2010, 08:39:50

Cedric


what do you mean dude 6850 single or dual?

dual of either would be epic tbh.

Id buy AMD cards for the cooler and quiet approach though tbh (personal preference)



Both dual .
Anyway i think its better to wait a couple of weeks because of the new series but for now am thinking about the 6850 cf cause thy cheaper and has little more fps( ~2 )then the 460 sli.

10-11-2010, 15:50:23

phnikola
I am little bit unsure on reliability of results in this review.

Crysis Warhead page - Single CPU: Stock 6870 performs far more better than overclocked 6870.

Explanation?

PSU problem...?:-)

10-11-2010, 17:50:41

tinytomlogan


I am little bit unsure on reliability of results in this review.

Crysis Warhead page - Single CPU: Stock 6870 performs far more better than overclocked 6870.

Explanation?

PSU problem...?:-)




PSU problem, ha friad not dude. Some times overclocking can end up giving you lower results, the card just didnt like it tbh.

10-11-2010, 17:52:40

AlienALX
Overclocking your CPU can do the same too.

11-11-2010, 13:22:26

phnikola


PSU problem, ha friad not dude. Some times overclocking can end up giving you lower results, the card just didnt like it tbh.




LOL! Ofcourse I was kidding about the PSU.

Hmmm, perhaps downclocking would give even better results.... :blink:
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