ASUS GTX580 SLI Exclusive Review
Published: 12th November 2010 | Source: Asus | Price: £404 - £808 |
3D Mark Vantage
At stock the GTX580 spanks the GTX480 pretty comprehensively, but even more impressive is how close the overclocked ASUS gets to the GTX480 in SLI.
Once we pair up the GTX580s though the scores go mental. 28145 3D Marks at the Extreme preset is mind-blowing. With a bit of extra time to tweak and some better cooling, 50K on the P-Score should be easy.
It's a similar story with Unigine. We never thought we'd see the day, at least so soon, when the GTX480 was made to look under-powered, but the ASUS GTX580 tramps all over it.
In SLI it's a little closer than it was in 3D Mark, but that's like saying that only getting 4 numbers on the lottery is closer to winning it than 3. It's still a long way behind.
Once we push the Image Quality to its limits it's clear where the old GTX480 used to cry enough thanks to its inability to contain the heat, the GTX580 just keeps pounding out insane frame-rates.
In SLI we almost don't need to say anything here. The difference is clear. It's in a different league entirely.