With the current release of the AMD Radeon HD 6000 series. How will Nvidia response with their new GTX 580 Graphics?
Based on the refreshed fermi architecture, these cards are actually a more upgraded version of the GeForce 400 series. Nvidia Geforce 500 Series support DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0, designed to be power efficient and to compete with the AMD Radeon 6000 series.
GTX 580 has the full 512 cuda cores as compared to the 400 series which do not have the full 512 cores on them. GTX 580 also has a vapour chamber design its copper base is filled with a small amount of liquid that’s constantly going through a cycle of evaporation and condensation. The heat near the GPU causes the liquid to boil and evaporate. The evaporating liquid draws away heat at a rapid pace – up to ten times faster than straight copper. As the vapor reaches the surface adjacent to the heat sink fins, it cools, condenses, and eventually flows back toward the GPU where the cycle repeats again. This is actually quite similar with sapphire on their vapour-X Radeon cards.
600w or greater power supply would be recommended to run an SLI of these newer cards. Power consumption for 580 is generally lower than that of the GeForce 480. Shit shouldn’t have bought my 460 in the 1st place. But nonetheless, i still love my GTX 460, upgrading to 580 requires me to change my psu which is a nono to me. This is actually my very 1st post on computer components, i would like to apologize if there is any mistake made.
Pictures and sources from http://forums.nvidia.com/