NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M: specs and benchmarks

Price now 170$
Games supported 64%
GTX 580M
  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 620
  • Max video memory 2 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2011
Performance 5.27


NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 580M sales 28 June 2011. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Fermi architecture and made with 40 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 2 MB 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. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


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

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

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

Place in performance ranking526
Value for money2.15
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameN12E-GTX2
Market segmentLaptop
Release date28 June 2011 (11 years old)
Current price$170 of 158889 (A100 PCIe)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 580M's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 580M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores384
Core clock speed620 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,950 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)100 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate39.7 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance952.3 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 580M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
Bus supportPCI-E 2.0
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNone
SLI options+


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 580M: 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 amount2 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1500 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth96.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 580M. 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 ConnectorsNo outputs


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 580M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray+
3D Gaming+

API support

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

DirectX12 API
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 580M. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 580M 5.27


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: 24%

GTX 580M 2074

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: 16%

GTX 580M 14404

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: 16%

GTX 580M 3117

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 580M 5837

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 580M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 40 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 580M 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 across all PC games

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

Full HD57

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 6−7

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
Hitman 3 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

Full HD
High Preset

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

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−11
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 6−7
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 12−14
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
Hitman 3 9−10
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Metro Exodus 5−6
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 3−4
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Battlefield 5 6−7
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 9−10
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Hitman 3 5−6
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 0−1
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 1−2
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 580M is Radeon R9 M385X, which is slower by 4% and lower by 6 positions in our ranking.

R9 M385XRadeon R9M385X

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 580M:

Similar GPUs

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

HD 6990MRadeon HD6990M
GTX 765MGeForce GTX765M
GT 650M SLIGeForce GT650M SLI
GTX 470MGeForce GTX470M
GTX 675MGeForce GTX675M
GTX 670MXGeForce GTX670MX

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 580M according to our statistics.

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