Gainward GTX 580 3GB £295.45 delivered @ Cleverboxes
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Gainward GTX 580 3GB £295.45 delivered @ Cleverboxes

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Found 21st Aug 2012
Great price if you like Nvidia chips. Most other places are around this price for the 1.5gb version.

Product Name : Gainward GeForce® GTX 580 3072MB "Phantom"
Barcode : 4260183361794
GPU : GeForce GTX 580
GPU Clockspeed : 783 Mhz
Memory : 3072MB GDDR5 (384 bits)
Memory Clockspeed : 2010 Mhz
Pixels per clock (peak) : N/A
Bandwidth : 193 GB/s
Ramdac : 400 MHz
Bus : PCI-Express 2.0
Cooling : 2.5-Slot (In 3 Way SLI, only available at the outer slot)
Video-Features : HDMI
Connectivity : Dual DVI-I, DisplayPort
Product Size : 267mm x 112mm
Power Connector : 8-pin & 6-pin
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If you're not concerned with the VRAM, you could get a GTX 670 for a similar price
Trebor_omatic

If you're not concerned with the VRAM, you could get a GTX 670 for a … If you're not concerned with the VRAM, you could get a GTX 670 for a similar price



Yep, less in fact

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783mhz? Not amazing.
Probably find a faster 2GB card, or even go for the 660(i think?) that's just come out for 50 quid less.
GB's don't mean anything in the graphics card world, my 1GB outperfoms most 2gb cards with power to spare.
Edited by: "tehwabbit" 21st Aug 2012
You would be nuts to buy this over a GTX 670.
Edited by: "MBeeching" 21st Aug 2012
Or you could get a 660ti which outperformed the 580 in most cases in the Tomshardware review.
MBeeching

You would be nuts to buy this over a GTX 670.



Don't know. I reckon it would easily outperform a 670 on a larger display. I game on a 30 inch monitor so the 3GB of VRAM would make a big difference.
670 ftw
tehwabbit

783mhz? Not amazing.Probably find a faster 2GB card, or even go for the … 783mhz? Not amazing.Probably find a faster 2GB card, or even go for the 660(i think?) that's just come out for 50 quid less. GB's don't mean anything in the graphics card world, my 1GB outperfoms most 2gb cards with power to spare.



Clock speed is only one piece of the puzzle and cannot be used as a definitive measuring stick. You need to look at the cuda core count / shaders etc... to get a true idea of the performance. As for your comment about vram your way off. GB does mean alot if you play games at high res, often very fast cards are bottlenecked by a lack of vram (gtx570 / 670) at high resolution. Your card would be terrible running something at 2560 x1440 on a large display, irrespective of its clock speed. Not only that you fail to mention exactly what card you have in your epeen rant.

The 580 is still an absolute beast but as other say gets battered in performance per watt terms vs the new 6XX series.
Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 21st Aug 2012
This is a pointless purchase imo, you can get a factory oc'd GTX 670 with a better after market cooler on it for £305-£315, much better buy considering most factory oc'd cards perform just like a GTX 680, plus it'll run cooler, quieter and use less power.

"MSI Power Edition GeForce GTX 670 OC" That has been as low as £305, same goes for the gigabyte windforce version.


Edited by: "Zaim2012" 21st Aug 2012
Rubbish price. I just bought a 3gb 7950 from overclockers for 239 and it beats the 580 easily. Only a Nvidia fanboy would add heat.
londonstinks

Rubbish price. I just bought a 3gb 7950 from overclockers for 239 and it … Rubbish price. I just bought a 3gb 7950 from overclockers for 239 and it beats the 580 easily. Only a Nvidia fanboy would add heat.



Well they perform around the same, benchmark wise and they are close competitors for gaming specs (]link), so I don't know about 'beating it easily'. Surely to say that though you must have proof to the contrary?

However you are correct about it being cheap. I guess most people are put off by the recent reports of driver compatibility with games using PhysX. People that buy AMD just now are gambling on them fixing the issues.

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Tyranicus66

Clock speed is only one piece of the puzzle and cannot be used as a … Clock speed is only one piece of the puzzle and cannot be used as a definitive measuring stick. You need to look at the cuda core count / shaders etc... to get a true idea of the performance. As for your comment about vram your way off. GB does mean alot if you play games at high res, often very fast cards are bottlenecked by a lack of vram (gtx570 / 670) at high resolution. Your card would be terrible running something at 2560 x1440 on a large display, irrespective of its clock speed. Not only that you fail to mention exactly what card you have in your epeen rant. The 580 is still an absolute beast but as other say gets battered in performance per watt terms vs the new 6XX series.



Yeah I have to concede that I hadn't researched price vs performance properly before posting this deal. I only saw a decent deal for this specific card and posted it up.

I would have to agree that anyone buying a new graphics card should seriously consider a 670 chip over this, particularly if VRAM is not important (i.e. you're using 1920 × 1080 or less, or single monitor 27" or less)
Tyranicus66

Clock speed is only one piece of the puzzle and cannot be used as a … Clock speed is only one piece of the puzzle and cannot be used as a definitive measuring stick. You need to look at the cuda core count / shaders etc... to get a true idea of the performance. As for your comment about vram your way off. GB does mean alot if you play games at high res, often very fast cards are bottlenecked by a lack of vram (gtx570 / 670) at high resolution. Your card would be terrible running something at 2560 x1440 on a large display, irrespective of its clock speed. Not only that you fail to mention exactly what card you have in your epeen rant. The 580 is still an absolute beast but as other say gets battered in performance per watt terms vs the new 6XX series.



Card was irrelevant, I was making a point that the VRAM isn't that important. Hell, you can pick up a 1GB card for £25 quid these days but yeah, the shaders etc will be nowhere near as good.
I have an overclocked 560TI. Would have been the new one but the 100 price jump seemed pointless considering I can play BF3/Skyrim on ultra at high fps
tehwabbit

Card was irrelevant, I was making a point that the VRAM isn't that … Card was irrelevant, I was making a point that the VRAM isn't that important. Hell, you can pick up a 1GB card for £25 quid these days but yeah, the shaders etc will be nowhere near as good.I have an overclocked 560TI. Would have been the new one but the 100 price jump seemed pointless considering I can play BF3/Skyrim on ultra at high fps



560TI on BF3 with Ultra settings+ high fps? sorry but I don't believe you. My GTX 570 with a 960mhz overclock couldn't handle BF3 on ultra due to there being not enough Vram, so there's no way your 560TI does it. Unless your 560TI is the 2GB Card and/or you game at less than 1920x1080.

Edited by: "Zaim2012" 22nd Aug 2012
tehwabbit

I was making a point that the VRAM isn't that important.



Yep, your wrong.
Tyranicus66

Yep, your wrong.


Meh, believe what you like dude and enjoy your rant.

Edited by: "tehwabbit" 24th Aug 2012
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