NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 772 MHz
  • Max video memory 1536
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2004 MHz (4008 data rate)
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2010
Performance 11.61

Summary

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 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

11.61%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 580: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating306
Value for money8.17
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF110
Market segmentDesktop
Release date9 November 2010 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$499
Current price$46 (0.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores512
Core clock speed772 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors3,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)244 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature97 °C
Texture fill rate49.4 billion/secof 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,581.1 gflopsof 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 graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCI-E 2.0 x 16
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
Height4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsOne 6-pin and One 8-pin
SLI options+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 580: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1536 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed2004 MHz (4008 data rate)of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth192.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsMini HDMITwo Dual Link DVI
Multi monitor support+
HDMI+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIInternal

API support

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

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.2of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
Vulkan+
CUDA+

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 11.61
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • Octane Render OctaneBench
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0

Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 580 4538

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 580 21941

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 580 6065

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 580 4970

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 580 14740

Octane Render OctaneBench

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.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 580 67

Unigine Heaven 4.0

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.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 580 829

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.

Average FPS

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

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Full HD98
1200p78

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 35−40
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 30−33
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 35−40
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 30−33
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 16−18
Red Dead Redemption 2 18−20
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 27−30
Far Cry New Dawn 30−33
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18−20
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
Battlefield 5 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 18−20
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 9−10
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 100

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 580 from AMD is Radeon R7 370, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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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.

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Recommended processors

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