ASUS GTX580 SLI Exclusive Review

3D Mark Vantage and Unigine

ASUS GTX580 SLI Review

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.

Unigine Heaven

0xAA

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.

8xAA

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.

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11-11-2010, 04:06:43

Black
WOW I want them

It is a shame that I bought 2x460 SLI - I should wait and buy 1x580 from Asus.Quote

11-11-2010, 04:29:25

Runebeard
Wow wow wow wow wow! That's just insane performance! And it runs faster, quieter AND cooler than the Zotac! What is there to criticise? Well possibly the price, for those of us with out a job at the moment. But, post release of the 69xx series later his month, I'm banking on that dropping by as much as £50 if it comes anywhere near this in performance. Looks like I'll have to start saving up the reddies!Quote

11-11-2010, 06:03:10

thestepster

11-11-2010, 06:58:22

murphy7801
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black View Post

WOW I want them

It is a shame that I bought 2x460 SLI - I should wait and buy 1x580 from Asus.
Yer me too the only put off was the heat power of the gtx 480 had the cash it makes me sad oh well have do a rebuild in 6 months thenQuote

11-11-2010, 07:04:13

Bungral
Nice review Tom.. I like the Asus cards being plain jane.

Did the performance dip down at all when you had it clocked up to 950MHz on the core at all?? If it didn't then the issue of the card throttling before any decent overclocking can be done is blown out the windows.

Does look like you had a poo poo Zotac though.

Oh yeah and the SLI scaling in Metro is pretty decent.Quote
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