Zotac GTX580 Review

GTX580 Nude

Zotac GTX580 Review

Up Close Cont

Under the shroud the GF110 is revealed in all its glory. A serious amount of holes around the GPU socket make sure the heatsink base is kept in very firm contact at all times.

Speaking of the heatsink it's actually a lot like any other heatsink you've seen from underneath, although there is a lot more ventilation around the fan than we normally see.

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This is where the real change lies though. We're still amazed at the tiny fan offset in reference coolers, especially as this is the first thing to go in a third-party design.

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Did Sir ask for a large chunk of copper? It's clear nVidia are serious about fixing the heat woes of the GTX480, because this is a monster heatsink in anyones book. A massive lump of copper and aluminium that should help clear all the heat quickly.

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Finally a little silicon pornography in the shape of the GF110 chip itself. Slightly smaller than the original GF100 Fermi core, but it's still got a shed-load of transistors packed into its 40nm frame.

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Most Recent Comments

10-11-2010, 02:47:19

Finally the NDA for the retail cards has lifted so barely 8 months after the GTX480 hit the market nVidia have released their next card, the GTX580. Does it fix the issues?

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10-11-2010, 03:01:24

Another Great Review Bryan

And The best Review Video's on you tube Tom

Another Top notch job to both of you Lads !

Best Line Ever!

"Considering the main problem with the GTX480 was it being hotter than Katy Perry wearing nothing but a smile"Quote

10-11-2010, 04:07:15

Be interested in what you thought of the drivers. What we've picked up was that it seemed as if just the identifiers were in the 262.xx, and that 263.xx atleast should have some 5xx 'special stuff' in them.

The oc too, somewhere around 100mhz should really be achieveable as there will be something like a 835 or 850 "oc" variant on the market using the same cooler and the usual crappy compound.

Not really worth it if you got a tamed 480. But £400 should really be the stock versions price prior to christmas, dropping to £350-375 in Q1.Quote

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