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 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 22.82 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 580's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
31.35
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF110
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
9 November 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$289.88
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

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
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
512
 
Core clock speed
1544 MHz
 
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
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 specs

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
 
of 32
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
11.0
 
OpenGL
4.2
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmarks 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
22.94
 
 
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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 580 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
n/d
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Civilization 5 (2010)
low / 768p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
70
 
StarCraft 2 (2010)
ultra / 1080p
83
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
56
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
ultra / 1080p
54
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
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 RX 460, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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