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Geekspeak411    -   August 25, 2011
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Graphics Engine
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
Bus Standard
PCI Express 2.0
Video Memory
GDDR5 1536MB
Engine Clock
816 MHz
Memory Clock
4008 MHz ( 1002 MHz GDDR5 )
400 MHz
Memory Interface
D-Sub Max Resolution : 2048x1536
DVI Max Resolution : 2560x1600
D-Sub Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1)
DVI Output : Yes x 2 (DVI-I)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
2 x Power cable
1 x Extended SLI cable
1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptor
ASUS Utility and Driver
ASUS Features
DirectCU Series Matrix Series Super Alloy Power
11.5" x 5" Inch
To have the best cooling performance ASUS MATRIX GTX580 P/2DIS/1536MD5 extends the Fansink to 2.6 slot , please check your motherboard slot space before SLI



  • TweakIt – Instant voltage adjustment!
    • TweakIt provides users with flexible overclocking control even when running benchmark programs! The “+” and “-” button puts overvolting adjustments in the user's fingertips, offering them performance optimization options during game play to gain the competitive edge.
  • ProbeIt – Instant voltage measurement!
    • ProbeIt takes the guesswork out of locating the graphics card´s measurement points, identifying them clearly in the form of 6 sets of detection points so you´ll know exactly where to get quick yet accurate readings using a multimeter.
  • Safe Mode – Instant settings reset!
    • Safe Mode button resets the graphics card back to default frequencies & BIOS. This is a very welcomed feature for hardware enthusiasts, think of it like the "Clear CMOS" on a motherboard.
  • GPU Tweak – Professional graphics overclocking tools for enthusiasts!
    • The latest ASUS overclocking utility offers adjustment core and memory clocks, core voltage and fan speed on up to four cards setting getting live updates on drivers and BIOS to keep your graphics card protected viewing accurate card information with the most authoritative graphics card information tool GPU-Z saving your optimized settings into graphics card BIOS
  • 19-phase Super Alloy Power – Efficient power delivery!/strong>
    • Built with exclusive 19-phase Super Alloy Power technology, the MATRIX GTX 580 guarantees much greater overclocking headroom, with a 15% performance boost, 2.5 times longer lifespan and 35 °C cooler operation than the reference card design.
  • DirectCU II – 600% greater air flow, 20% cooler operation than reference!
    • Cooling is well taken care of by exclusive DirectCU II technology that puts copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU. The pipes efficiently transfer heat through two massive fans that deliver 600% more airflow than the reference design, resulting in a 20% lower operating temperatures.
  • MATRIX LED load Indicator - GPU loading at-a-glance
    • A multicolored LED MATRIX indicator at the rear of the ROG MATRIX GTX 580 gives an instant and easy-to-understand visual display of the current GPU load.
  • Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX580
    • Supports multi-GPU technology for extreme performance ode
  • NVIDIA® 3D Vision™
    • Immersive yourself in 3D gaming world
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Compatible
    • Enable PC users to enjoy an advanced computing experience and to do more with their PC
  • GeForce CUDA™
    • Unlocks the power of GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks
  • NVIDIA PhysX™
    • Delivers dynamic visual effects like blazing explosions, reactive debris, realistic water, and lifelike characters.
  • DirectX® 11 Done Right
    • Brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance


All information provided courtesy of ASUS @ http://usa.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/MATRIX_GTX580_P2DIS1536MD5/#overview

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Specifications and Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Aliens vs. Predator
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Sid Meier's Civilization V
  8. Testing: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
  9. Testing: Lost Planet 2
  10. Testing: Unigine 2.5
  11. Testing: Just Cause 2
  12. Testing: Mafia II
  13. Testing: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  14. Testing: 3DMark 11
  15. Testing: Temperatures
  16. Testing: Power Consumption
  17. Conclusion
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