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Gigabyte unveils GTX 580 graphics cards

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Gigabyte provides some of the most important pieces of hardware inside your computer system. The company is huge in the mainboard and video card markets with parts covering the range from high to low priced and everything in between. Gigabyte has today announced that it is set to toss a new NVIDIA video card onto the market.

 

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The new card is the NVIDIA GTX 580 and with this card, NVIDIA lays claim to the title of world's fastest DirectX 11 GPU. The Gigabyte card is part number GV-N580D5-15I-B and naturally has the GTX 580 GPU onboard with GDDR5 RAM. This is the new video card that uses the NVIDIA vapor chamber cooling tech that surfaced last week. The cooling tech promises to cool better and produce less noise, which is a win/win for gamers and enthusiasts.

 

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Download of the Day: GPU-Z 0.4.8

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Our Download of the Day today is GPU-Z 0.4.8.

 

GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

 

• Support NVIDIA and ATI cards
• Displays adapter, GPU and display information
• Displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks (if available)
• Validation of results
• No installation required
• Support for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported)

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 0.4.8

 

• Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 and future GF104 variants
• Updated TMU/Texture rate calculation method. Please report any errors in the forums
• Fixed memory clock monitoring on HD 6850, HD 6870
• Fixed label corruption on cards without any shaders
• Fixed rare CrossFire detection bug on ancient ATI drivers
• Added voltage monitoring fallback for ATI cards with unsupported voltage controller
• Updated PCI vendor ID for PowerColor
• Removed MSI giveaway

 

Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

 

Asus GeForce GTX580 specs are leaked

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NVIDIA fan? Yes? Want the deets on the GTX580 from Asus?

 

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Leaked specs of the upcoming Asus branded GTX580 have given everyone something to talk about - their model number being ENGTX580/2DI/1536MB. It is described as the "Standard Edition" which leads us to believe there will be higher clocked or better editions of the card to be released eventually - with the "Standard Edition" having 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4008MHz on a 384-bus.

 

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Club3D outs factory overclocked Radeon HD 6850 video card

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For years we could get our hands on lots of factory, overclocked video cards from NVIDIA, but ATI would not allow the card partners to overclock its cards. This was ok for many enthusiasts because they like to overclock their cards themselves. The catch is that overclocking the card could void the warranty so some enthusiasts preferred the factory overclocked cards.

 

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Today we can get overclocked ATI cards directly from card partners to offer better performance right out of the box and keep the warranty intact. The latest factory overclocked ATI card comes from Club 3D and is called the Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 Overclocked Edition. The card is the same as the other HD 6850 cards on the market save the higher clock speeds on the GPU and memory. The card has a GPU clock of 820MHz and a memory clock of 4400MHz.

 

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A flood of NVIDIA GeForce GTX580 leaks, news, and rainbows

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This is a bit of an added news bit to something I posted a few days ago in regards to the so close we can smell it cooking on the BBQ - GeForce GTX580 card. Some of the info was missing, and other sites are filling this gap.

 

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We now have a "close to confirmed" TDP of 244W - slightly lower than the 480's rated 250W. Texture fillrate was flagged as one of the bottlenecks of the GTX480 - with the 580 effectively doubling the TMU to 128 - other than these fixes, it's a "fixed" release of the GTX480, something that the GTX480 was meant to be at launch, but cut down for various reasons.

 

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AMD 69xx are nearly here

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There may be lots of news about the GTX580 - but at the moment, it's nothing but a rumor, and quite possibly a paper launch, whereas AMD have some actual silicon ready to go with AIBs getting Cayman chips right now.

 

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Supposedly, AIBs have got the Cayman's - which come with 6GHz GDDR5, which means the memory clocks will end up somewhere inbetween 5.5 and 6GHz.

 

There are various other rumors around the web, but within the next 2 - 4 weeks we should know who has been fibbing, and who will eventually get the best launch and get GPU's into customers hands in time for Santa to come to town.

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX580 to launch in under 4 weeks?

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Well! This is turning into quite the fight between the GPU titans, NVIDIA and AMD.

 

NVIDIA have had information slowly leaking out about their upcoming GF110-based GPU, the GeForce GTX580 for a few weeks now - but the specs and information are starting to get a bit more precise, instead of guesstimates.

 

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For nearly 6 months now, the GTX480 has been the single fastest [single] GPU available - yes the Radeon 5970 is faster, but it's a dual GPU design. AMD had the market for Q4 2009 and Q1 2010, but NVIDIA have at least been able to claim that victory amongst the sour grapes of the card (power, heat, noise, delays, etc).

 

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Reference GeForce GTX580 pics!

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The first pictures of NVIDIA's next GPU are leaking out - here we can see the GeForce GTX580, the successor to the GTX480.

 

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From what we can see - the cooler looks virtually untouched - which can lead us to believe either NVIDIA have fine-tuned the Fermi architecture and reduced power consumption (and thus, heat generated/output). But, this isn't the final stage of the card - the cooler could change.

 

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