NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 580 sales 9 November 2010 at a recommended price of $499. This is Fermi 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1536 MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192.4 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm). one 6-pin and one 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 244 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 23.50 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 580's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
28.61
 
Architecture
Fermi 2.0
 
Code name
GF110
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
9 November 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$289.88
 
of 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 580's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 580's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
CUDA cores
512
 
Core clock speed
1544 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
3,000 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
244 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
Texture fill rate
49.4 billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
1,581.1 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 580's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
One 6-pin and One 8-pin
 
SLI options
3-way
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 580: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1536 MB
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
2004 MHz (4008 data rate)
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
192.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 580.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
Display Connectors
Mini HDMITwo Dual Link DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 580. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
Surround
+
 
DSR
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 580, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 580. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

23.50

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

6065

3DMark Vantage Performance

21941

Unigine Heaven 4.0

829

Passmark

5020

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

4970

Octane Render OctaneBench

67

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 580. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
142 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 580 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 580
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Civilization 5

2010

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization 5 on GeForce GTX 580.

low / 768p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
70
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on GeForce GTX 580.

ultra / 1080p
83
 

World of Warcraft

2005

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to World of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 580
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warcraft on GeForce GTX 580.

high / 1024p
134
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 580 from AMD is Radeon R9 290, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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