GTX 580 with Core i7-975 benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

For the most part, the GTX 580 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. It is worth noting that the GTX 580 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With current 1536 MB RAM, the GTX 580 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. It is important to know that GTX 580 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between GTX 580 and Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor FPS loss.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
Price $ 399 3/5 Good
Year 2010 1/5 Weak
Series GTX 580
Maximum Recorded Temperature 88C 1/5 Weak
Max Fan Noise 59dB 1/5 Weak
Recommended Power Supply 594W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-975 @ 3.33GHz ($179.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 51 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 1440p Performance 37 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Average 4K Performance 15 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 1 GB 2/5 Acceptable
Overall Combination Score 54/100 Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

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GTX 580 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberP1261 SKU 02
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x mini-HDMI
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP244 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock772 MHz
Memory Clock1002 MHz 4008 MHz effective
Shader Clock1544 MHz

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 500
Launch Price499 USD
Release DateNov 9th, 2010

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureFermi 2.0
Die Size520 mm²
GPU NameGF110
GPU VariantGF110-375-A1
Process Size40 nm
Transistors3,000 million


Bandwidth192.4 GB/s
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Size1536 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

SM Count16
Shading Units512

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance1,581 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance197.6 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate24.70 GPixel/s
Texture Rate49.41 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 580 feels to deliver what I would have expected from the original GTX 480. The card is blazing fast, especially in newer DX11 titles it often beats AMD's dual-GPU flagship Radeon HD 5970.
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GTX 580 is the first member of the GeForce 500 series, giving it the distinction of setting precedent for the rest of the family that NVIDIA claims will soon follow.
Picking up immediately from where we left off yesterday with our review of NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 580, we have a second GTX 580 in house courtesy of Asus, who sent over their ENGTX580.
Nvidia's inaugural DirectX 11 card, the GeForce GTX 480, was a little broken, so Nvidia has been beavering away for most of this year trying to fix it. In terms of performance, though, the GTX 480 ...
Nvidia's new top-tier video card, the GeForce GTX 580, is the first to take full advantage of the Fermi architecture's capabilities—and it was well worth waiting for.
The extra SM (and PolyMorph engine) works in concert with higher clocks to give the GeForce GTX 580 a fairly commanding win over the 480 with tessellation set to Extreme in this test.