Hardware Asus GeForce GTX 580 DirectCU II Preview

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  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. K404

    K404 It IS cold and it IS fast

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    It really does look awesome :D Improved PWM- with a separate cooler so it's easy to watercool (or freeze) the core, improved PWM for the GDDR- which was a real sticking point on the reference cards.

    Other reviews have stated is uses less power than the reference cards.

    :D
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Not really worth it IMO.
     
  4. m0o0oeh

    m0o0oeh Tech noob. I know.

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    Spelling anyone?
     
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  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Ee, hark at SHE!

    That is gign.. ginonn.. giornom.. bloody huge!

    Btw good job not making it into swiss cheese this time :)
     
  6. SpAceman

    SpAceman New Member

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    Cant decide if it looks silly or ugly tbh.
     
  7. greigaitken

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    For every high end design with new features like this - i think cool, more goodies for us peasants next year.
    I think amd / nvidia and all partners would get more breathing room for "performance per £" if they went with breakout box solutions so they dont have to worry about cramming everything into a little sandwhich box
     
  8. Er-El

    Er-El New Member

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    A proper displayport as opposed to a mini one, at last!
     
  9. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    Bittech do you run your overclocking tests first BEFORE removing the heatsink???
     
  10. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    well lets face it, it will only be worth it if it performs well!

    I think it is quite ugly though, although if your going for a build that has that ammo crate style then should look ggggrrreeaaatt :p
     
  11. mrbens

    mrbens New Member

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    Gin cooled GPU :D
     
  12. law99

    law99 Custom User Title

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    They could call it Victory Gin.
     
  13. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Probably better then Gin drunk Benchtesters!
     
  14. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    +1 to proper displayport!

    It's a monster, not sure why would anyone think it's worth to use 3 out of 7 slots for graphics card.

    2 for graphics card, 1 for sound card and one for extra IO brackets. And often you loose top-most port due to stupid motherboard heatsinks.
     
  15. Blackmoon181

    Blackmoon181 Geography,Its not just colouring in

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    i agree with what Richard said about the logo.

    I personally think the ASUS logo looks tacky with it so big on the side of the card.
     
  16. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    Folding performance?
     
  17. wonderer

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    Mmm.. I don't get it. My Zotac GTX580 not overclocked, with i7-975 gives me 3D Vantage score of 28916.

    When overclocked slightly: GPU 855 Mhz, shadder 1710Mhz and memory at 2055Mhz, the score is 31246.

    And it cost 470 euros.
     
  18. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

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    Don't like it. Might have a change of heart thought if it overclocks something similar to GTX560:D
     
  19. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    If you have the money to splash out on this, surely you have the money to just water cool a normal 580 and have 2 freed up slots.
     
  20. Oggyb

    Oggyb Mutant

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    I think it looks like a lot of audio gear, with the logo splashed on the visible bit. TBH I quite like that look.

    I've a Mitsubishi screen here with "MITSUBISHI!" shouting out of the back panel.

    Where are the benchmarks Bit-tech!
     
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