NVIDIA GTX 580 Reviewccokeman - November 9, 2010
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Featuring all-new game tests, this benchmark is for use with Vista based systems. "There are two all-new CPU tests that have been designed around a new 'Physics and Artificial Intelligence-related computation.' CPU test two offers support for physics related hardware." There are four preset levels that correspond to specific resolutions. 'Entry' is 1024 x 768 progressing to 'Extreme' at 1920 x 1200. Of course, each preset can be modified to arrange any number of user designed testing. For our testing, I will use the four presets at all the default settings.
- Settings (each preset): Default Testing
- Entry: 1024 x 768
- Performance: 1280 x 1024
- High: 1680 x 1050
- Extreme: 1920 x 1200
Higher = Better
In the Vantage testing, the GTX 580 has the highest Entry score to-date here at OCC, at almost 50,000 points. When the resolution scales upwards, the HD 5970 cards have the edge in performance. When compared to the GTX 480, the performance difference is huge.