NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 580M SLI sales 6 January 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.

Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 10.15% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking399
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money6.04
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameN12E-GTX2
Market segmentLaptop
Release date6 January 2011 (13 years old)
Current price$249 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores768of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed620 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)100 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 580M SLI'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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 580M SLI: 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
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1500 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Shared memory-

API support

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

DirectX11

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 580M SLI. 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.

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 580M SLI 25022

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 580M SLI 6106

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 580M SLI 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:

900p68
Full HD89
1200p81

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 16−18

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 35−40
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20

Full HD
High Preset

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

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 14−16
Battlefield 5 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
Metro Exodus 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 9−10
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 5−6
Battlefield 5 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 5−6
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10−12
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

4K
High Preset

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

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 8−9
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 8−9
Far Cry New Dawn 10−12
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 580M SLI is Radeon RX 460 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

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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

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

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