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"Taking all aspects of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 into consideration, there's really a lot more to like about the Fermi architecture now. The GF110 graphics processor finally has its priorities straight, and the dramatically efficient power consumption levels have reduced heat output to their lowest level in many years. The expensive price tag on the GTX 580 is something consumers of premium top-end graphics products might already be used to, but it's hard to like a $500 price point. I find myself reminded that this video card matches performance with a dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970 that was priced at $700 for the longest time, and the few remaining models have come down to Earth. And while the GTX 580 proves itself a contender against the 5970, there's still the small matter of two AMD Radeon HD 6870's combined into CrossFire to consider. This will ultimately be a decision for the consumer, who either wants the best overall performance a single card can offer along with several proprietary features benefits only available from NVIDIA, or they'll settle for two lesser products that produce comparable frame rates."
"The Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 (GF110) is the Fermi that Nvidia should have launched 7 months ago. The launch of the GeForce GTX 480 showed that while there was great potential in the Fermi lineup, the GF100 was not fine tuned enough to perform the way most users wanted. Nvidia made many improvements and optimizations on the GF110 core, to make sure that the launch of the GTX 580 would win back those gamers that were dissapointed with the GTX 480. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 provides the user with 32 more CUDA cores for a total of 512 CUDA cores. Both the 512 CUDA cores and the 16 PolyMorph rendering units provide excellent performance increase in today's DX11 games in tessellation and other 3D rendering. The GTX 580 also offers higher clock frequencies for the GPU, Shader clock, and memory clock frequencies, allowing the gamers to squeeze even more performance out of the GPU during gaming on high resolutions and graphics settings. But that's not all. The best part of the GTX 580 is that Nvidia was able to pull off all of this while also redesigning their cooler to use a vapor design for better cooling potential and a very quiet gaming environment. The video card does not run hotter because of the quieter design. In fact, it is actually able to perform much cooler than the previous GTX 480 under load. Nvidia has truly managed to bring us the fastest GPU on the planet, while also maintaining reasonable noise levels and temperatures on their card."
"The new GeForce GTX 580 is indeed the fastest NVIDIA GPU ever released. It was between 31% and 36% faster on 3DMark Vantage and between 5% and 20% faster on games than its predecessor, the GeForce GTX 480."
"Naturally, the final chapter of the 2010 Christmas GPU rush is far from set in stone but NVIDIA is off to one hell of a start. The GTX 580 is undoubtedly the flagship product that many hoped would come from the Fermi architecture and the suddenness of its release shouldn’t be lost on anyone. It is meant to compete against whatever AMD has planned in the next month or so but somehow NVIDIA beat their rivals to the punch and that in itself speaks volumes about a true dedication towards moving the gaming market forward. How will this play out once the competition hits their stride? We have absolutely no idea but it goes without saying that NVIDIA hit this one straight out of the park."
"Ultimately, the release of the GeForce GTX 580 is all good. NVIDIA has a better performing, quieter, and somewhat lower-power card at the top of their product stack, that's arriving at the same price point as the GeForce GTX 480. Over the last few days, the impending arrival of the GTX 580 also resulted in lower prices for the Radeon HD 5970--another good thing for consumers. So for now, NVIDIA has extended their leadership position in the singe-GPU space, with the fastest single-GPU powered graphics card out there. NVIDIA's position may be short lived, however. It's no secret AMD is prepping the Radeon HD 6900 series, in both single-GPU (Cayman) and dual-GPU (Antilles) flavors. We can't say with any certainty just yet that Cayman will re-take the single-GPU performance crown, but it's a safe bet that the dual-GPU powered Antilles product will be the fastest single graphics card when it arrives. Time will tell."