ASUS GTX580 Introduces the Most Powerful DirectX® 11 Graphics Card from NVIDIA®

November 10, 2010 // 5:24 a.m.

Combines exclusive ASUS Voltage Tweak with top-of-the-line Fermi technology to lead 3D PC gaming and multimedia to new heights



Taipei, Taiwan (November 9, 2010) — The successful Fermi series from NVIDIA® continues to expand with the new GTX 580, featuring 512 CUDA cores and achieving the most impressive DirectX® 11 performance ever fielded by a single NVIDIA® GPU. ASUS has added its own exclusive Voltage Tweak to the GTX580 for significant output gains on demand. The hardcore performance of the ASUS GTX580 offers full HD NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround gaming and movie watching on up to three* screens, and CUDA parallel computing that puts the great power of the GPU at the disposal of the CPU for overall system enhancement.



Product Highlights



l ASUS exclusive Voltage Tweak gives users a quick and accessible way to overvolt the graphics card to its limit at 1157MHz – up to 50%** faster performance compared to reference.***

l ASUS GTX580 is factory overclocked at 782MHz with 512 CUDA cores, the most of any current NVIDIA® design. It features a large 1536MB GDDR5 video memory, rated at over 4GHz. The massive 384-bit memory interface opens up performance by removing data transmission bottlenecks for better hardware utilization.

l Support for NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround in full 1080p HD — users can expand 3D games, movies and photos on up to three* screens at once for the most immersive PC multimedia experience around.

l With its over-the-top power, ASUS GTX580 opens up optimal utilization of DirectX® 11 features such as advanced tessellation and real time ray tracing. This enables high resolution PC gaming in unprecedented detail, allowing even the most taxing titles to run smoothly at maximum frames per second.

l HDMI 1.4a updates video output to the fastest, highest-bandwidth standard available.





Specifications

Model


ENGTX580/2DI/1536MD5

Graphics engine


NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX580

Bus standard


PCI Express® 2.0

Video memory


1536MB GDDR5

Engine clock


782 MHz

CUDA cores


512

Memory clock


4008MHz (1002MHz GDDR5)

Memory interface


384-bit

DVI max resolution


2560 x 1600

D-Sub max resolution


2048 x 1536

DVI output


DVI-I x1

DVI-D x1

HDCP compliant


Yes

HDMI output


x1

Accessory Bundled


Mini HDMI-to-HDMI adaptor x1

8-pin to 6-pin Power Cable x1

Software Bundled


ASUS utilities and driver

*Please follow the driver setup instruction to download SmartDoctor application on www.asus.com prior to use

Dimensions


11.0” x 4.4” x 1.58”

* SLI configuration is required

** Subject to system configuration and usage. Results may vary

***Please follow the driver setup instruction to download SmartDoctor application on www.asus.com prior to use

Product specifications and features may change without prior notice. Check www.asus.com for details.



Notes to Editors



25-word

The new ASUS GTX580 DirectX® 11 graphics card features the most capable GPU ever from NVIDIA®, adding to it ASUS exclusive Voltage Tweak and 3D Vision™ gaming.



50-word

The new ASUS GTX580 hardcore DirectX® 11 graphics card is factory overclocked to 782MHz, making it the most powerful entry in the Fermi range. Using the exclusive ASUS Voltage Tweak, the GTX580 pushes the GPU to perform up to 50%* faster than reference design — enabling full HD, multi-screen 3D Vision™ Surround gaming and multimedia.



100-word

The new ASUS GTX580 DirectX® 11 graphics card is factory overclocked at 782MHz, offering unsurpassed processing power as the flagship Fermi series product. It uses the most advanced GPU design ever from NVIDIA®. Enhanced with exclusive ASUS Voltage Tweak technology, GPU performance can be tweaked up to 50%* faster than reference design. The GTX580 has the power needed to drive full HD 3D Vision™ Surround gaming and multimedia. It is a true DirectX® 11 card, enabling full usage of advanced tessellation and NVIDIA® CUDA parallel computing for unbelievable detail in PC games and other graphics applications.

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