NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580: specs and benchmarks

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Games supported 78%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 775
  • Max video memory 1536 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2004
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2010
Performance 16.89
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
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NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 580 sales 9 November 2010 at a recommended price of $499. This is Fermi 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 dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 244 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 580's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating255
Value for money2.64
GPU code nameGF110
Market segmentDesktop
Release date9 November 2010 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499
Price now$51 (0.1x MSRP)of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 580's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores512of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed775 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors3,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)244 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate49.41of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,581.1 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1536 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed2004 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth192.4 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 580. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 580, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1

Benchmark performance

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

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 580 16.89
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0
  • Passmark
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 580 4970

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 580 6065

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 580 21941

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

GTX 580 829

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 580 4485

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

GTX 580 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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:


Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 580 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

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AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 580 from AMD is Radeon HD 7870 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT Radeon HD 7870 XT

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 580:

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti GeForce GTX 660 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7870 Radeon HD 7870
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R9 270X Radeon R9 270X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GeForce GTX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 GeForce GTX 570

User rating

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