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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 Overclocking

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 20 Nov 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    Always shocks me how massive current Nvidia GPU's are, are they bigger than LGA1366 processors?
     
  3. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Just out of interest, but with Bit-tech having such a presence in Folding, why is folding not used to stress test and benchmark?

    Also, what's the power draw like when overclocked?

    It's reassuring to see that my watercooled twin GTX 480's aren't being outdone by too much performance wise.
     
  4. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob New Member

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    That RAM overclock is a bit pathetic, but then Fermi doesnt seem to like fast RAM, it just likes having alot of it.
     
  5. rehk

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    The actual GPU is much smaller, its just a big heatspreader sitting on top of it.
     
  6. Snubbs

    Snubbs CustomPC Migration victim....

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    I also find that benchmarks alone don't show stability. I've had cards appear dead stable, only for them to slump in one of 3 games:

    COD MW2
    F1 2010
    DIRT 2

    In the racing games, the game has random 0.25second maybe once or twice a lap
    In CODMW2, the game just freezes for a good 30+ seconds once in a specific level (Act 1, mission 2 iirc)
     
  7. Autti

    Autti New Member

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    Err.. Nehalem is 263mm^2 while GTX 580 (which is the same size as the 480) is 529mm^2
    3.01 BILLION transistors versus 731 MILLION, the 480/580 should definitely be bigger.
     
  8. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    How does the card's power management affect performance on an over-clocked GPU? Presumably there is a possibility that after several hours of playing something like Bad Company 2 at maximum settings and a high resolution that the VRM's may got too hot and the card's power management kicks in, resulting in lower performance than when you first launched the game?

    Or do all GPU's do this to a certain extent?
     
  9. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    furmark is pointless to run now unless you have used the gpu-z overclock flag to disable the power limiter (not read all of it yet to see if you did or not)
     
  10. south side sammy

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    Rather pathetic over clock with minimal results at a higher price premium. Not really sure it would make a true difference for gamers. If they could remove the control that limits the current to keep the card from getting too hot..... ????
     
  11. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    Yeah, we though that, the RAM overclock was a little pewny. It'd run quicker but we had a real problem with artefacts so we had to dial it back. The complexity of the 384-bit interface is probably a factor here.
     
  12. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Hahaha, 2011 will be green. Graphics card maybe, power bill...no.
     
  13. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Did anyone proof read that article before it was published? There are a few glaring errors in there. I think a "GTS 580" is mentioned at some point.
     
  14. Kallyfudge

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    With the GTX 580, GTS 580 and GXT 580 they must have been pretty busy.
     
  15. thehippoz

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    afterburner has a user adjusted fan ramp in the options.. might squeeze some more.. in that pic- interesting the link is lit up? does that mean you can adjust the shaders free of the clock, like in the 200 series
     
  16. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    a quick question:

    buy gtx580 now for £395? or wait until 6970 come out and buy next year when tax are up? (but prices might drop for both cards)


    also, want to play HAWX 2 with tessellation, and have high doubts about 6970's abilities. so will almost definitely go for gtx580 anyway.
     
  17. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Buy GTX580 now before the VAT increase, But then I would say that.

    On a side note as the drivers mature the performance will just get better still.
     
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  18. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    Extra vat on a £400 card would be... £10? Hopefully price wars would drop things more than that to cancel out the vat rise...
     
  19. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    at 200 for a2nd hand 480 your kidding
     
  20. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    that's the thing. would price drop enough to wait or to buy it now and enjoy it? i'd say £1 per day of devaluation seems reasonable for these high end cards at beginning of its shelf life, so in 20 days for 6970 to come out, then another 30 for the price to drop, would gtx580 hit £350 before end of the year? i highly doubt it's going to drop that fast.
     
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