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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10-11-2010, 03:01:24

AMD_PBz
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

Rastalovich
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

10-11-2010, 04:35:33

Runebeard
Impressive stuff indeed. I'm almost tempted to splurge some student loan on one of these

I'd deffo rather turn the fan up a little bit more than let temps creep up, I play my games quite loud so wouldn't hear it anyways.

Great combined effort though guys, keep it up Quote

10-11-2010, 04:47:28

Techyandy
"It's got an Nvidia badge on it...I'm gonna go buy it!" Haha, so true

I am interested now to see where the 6970 comes out in relation; will it be better? Or will it be 10% less powerful but at a £100 lower price point?Quote

10-11-2010, 06:24:07

silenthill
I’ve seen the sli performance for the 580 on GURU 3D and it is very similar to the 480 so for me no upgrade & no selling my 480’s on eBay, I think I’ll wait for the next generation or something with at least 50% more kick to justify the huge price tag and also there are no games that really demand more power right now so the Christmas dough will have to go this year on something ells.

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