Nvidia’s GTX 580 is the king of DirectX 11 cards
Nvidia has finally launched their latest DirectX 11 card, the GTX580. It’s based on the GF110, which is slightly modified from the Fermi GF100. The card has so far received much praises and thumbs up from many reviewers, though many have stated that this is what GTX480 should have been when it was launched, as this GTX580 has all the 16 SMs activated while GTX480 only has 15 of them available.
Nvidia has gone back to the drawing board, and came up with this new GF110, which is faster than GTX480, has lower TDP compared to GTX480, cooler and quieter due to the new Vapor cooling method. Thus far it’s the king of single-chip DirectX 11 as it beats all other cards in every benchmark and only fights neck-to-neck with AMD’s dual-GPU Radeon 5970. The GTX580 is already available from many major partner of Nvidia with MSRP of $500.
EVGA is the first to have water-cooling solution as OEM thanks to partnership with Swiftech,and they’re factory overclocked. They’re also single-slot.