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Old January 5, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Default Evga GTX 580 Classy Ultra 3GB

Initial thoughts on these Cards:
1. There huge, quite a bit wider than the standard 580's due to the large fan, although clear my modded 140mm side fan in my TJ09 by about 2cm.
2. Without any Voltage Tweaks they reached 950 Core / 2150 Memory easily (stable) - Stock Voltages 1.15v and 1.16v
3. The large Fan is loud, however, the Max Fan speed I've had to set for gaming is 55%, keeps the Max Temps on the Cards around 63C. This Fan speed is about as loud as Vanilla Card Fans set @ 75%, which would peak at 78C, so all in all happy with Stock Air Cooling of these behemoths! Running the Fans anymore than 60% is unbearably loud, but dont see the requirement to run them any higher than 55%
4. The 3GB VRAM produces much smoother gameplay in some titles @ 2560x1440 (no more video RAM caching)
5. They are pricey, at Newegg.ca $639 ea

Newegg.ca - EVGA 03G-P3-1595-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Classified ULTRA 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Was going to purchase these from NCIX but could get no answer from anyone there as to timeline of purchase to delivery or when they were going to get stock, a number of emails yielded no specific answers.

Once I get back from NS end of the month I'll play around with Voltage Tweaking and see if I can get a MK11 run in at 1 Ghz Core.

For what its worth SLi GTX 580 Ultra 3GB @ 950 Mhz / 2150 Memory with 980X @ 4.25 Ghz = P13338 3DMK11

I understand the new ATI Cards are out now, but really had to try out a pair of these bad boys and I dont think I would have the patience for CCC Drivers

I'm going to order a couple of Backplates for these Cards, hate looking at PCB's

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Tomorrow if I'm feeling better I'll Post some pics of Procyon with these bad boys installed!! Picked up a wicked flu bug on the flight home from Mexico

Firestrike Extreme: 21.452
MARK 11: 32.530

Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico


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