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ASUS GeForce GTX 580

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Posted November 24, 2010 by Jake in Video Cards
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Introduction

After the launch of the GF100 that’s found on the GeForce GTX 480, 470, and 465 cards, it became apparent that some changes were necessary in order to not only streamline the architecture but also improve upon some of the issues that became apparent; namely, its size and heat output. The GTX 460 resulted, providing significant performance at power draws and temperatures that were very reasonable.

But the GTX 460 isn’t a flagship gaming card, and with AMD’s Radeon 6000 series flagship cards on the horizon, Nvidia had to counter this and continue their success with a new lineup. We really didn’t expect the 500 series to come so soon, and in fact the GeForce GTX 580 caught most people by surprise. Nonetheless, the 580 is Nvidia’s latest premium flagship gaming graphics card.

Today we’re looking at the ASUS GTX 580, which is essentially based on the reference Nvidia design. Promising improved performance and lower temperatures, the GTX 580 looks to be impressive on paper. But real gaming tests are where reputations are made or broken. So let’s jump in and take a closer look at the ASUS GTX 580 and find out just how fast it is.

ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world’s top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium. The philosophy of ASUS product development is to do the fundamentals well first before moving forward. Started with computer components such as motherboards, graphic cards, and optical storage devices, ASUS now has now over 16 product lines, including desktop barebone systems, servers, notebooks, handhelds, network devices, broadband communications, LCD monitors, TVs, wireless applications, and CPT (chassis, power supply and thermal) products.

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