Zotac GTX580 Review

Crysis Warhead & FarCry 2

Zotac GTX580 Review

Crysis Warhead

If modern gaming shows us anything it's that there are far too many FPS games. However we'll dust off the old stalwart Crysis Warhead anyway. In keeping with the latest line of nVidia GPUs, the GTX580 can keep this performance beast in check and happily ticking along at over 60FPS. Something that once seemed unheard of is now more than attainable. The MSI Lightning does beat it by quite a margin though, showing that the GTX580 is certainly an evolution rather than anything radically new.

FarCry 2

The Dunia engine was rightly hailed as being fantastic when it was first brought to us with FarCry 2. Vegitation and destructability were amazing, but the fire was the absolute Daddy. Now it's starting to feel its age a little bit all of our cards on test manage to hold their end up comfortably even at these high IQ settings.

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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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