NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 580M sales 28 June 2011. This is a Fermi architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-B (3.0) interface. An additional none power connector is required, and power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 12.04 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF114
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
28 June 2011
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
384
 
Core clock speed
620 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,950 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
39.7 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
952.3 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
SLI options
2-way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
96.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
3D Gaming
+
 
3D Vision
+
 
Optimus
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
12.04
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3116.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
14403.50
 
 
Passmark
2290
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining performance. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
40 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
2.88
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
191.20
 
medium / 768p
156.90
 
high / 768p
99.70
 
ultra / 1080p
70.90
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
61.10
 
medium / 768p
56.10
 
high / 768p
47.10
 
ultra / 1080p
32.90
 
Just Cause 2 (2010)
ultra / 1080p
37.50
 
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
high / 1024p
64.00
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
156.00
 
medium / 768p
101.00
 
high / 768p
82.00
 
ultra / 1080p
23.00
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
139.00
 
medium / 768p
100.00
 
high / 768p
83.00
 
ultra / 1080p
24.30
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
high / 1024p
81.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 580M from AMD is Radeon R9 M370X, which is faster by 1%.

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