NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Specifications Leaked

A purported specifications table for NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce GTX 480 has leaked, courtesy IT168.com. The GeForce GTX 580 features 512 SP, mostly likely arranged in 16 SMs of 32 SP each. This marks a 7% increase in shader count over the GTX 480. The core clock is 772 MHz, with shaders clocked at 1544 MHz, a 10% increase over the GTX 480′s clock speed. 1.5GB GDDR5 memory is clocked at 1 GHz (4 GHz effective) over the same 384-bit interface, for a bandwidth of 192.4 GB/s, a 8.5% increase.

In essence, GF110 does look like “GF100 done right”, with decent boosts in clock speed to boot, and manufacturing optimizations likely. The net result is an average performance jump of 15%-20% over the GTX 480. The GTX 580 is reported to score an immense X12700 in 3D Mark Vantage, which represents a ~30% boost. However, gaming improvements is expected to stay in the 15% to 20% region.

 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Specifications Leaked

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A purported specifications table for NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce GTX 480 has leaked, courtesy IT168.com. The GeForce GTX 580 features 512 SP, mostly likely arranged in 16 SMs of 32 SP each. This marks a 7% increase in shader count over the GTX 480. The core clock is 772 MHz, with shaders clocked at 1544 MHz, a 10% increase over the GTX 480′s clock speed. 1.5GB GDDR5 memory is clocked at 1 GHz (4 GHz effective) over the same 384-bit interface, for a bandwidth of 192.4 GB/s, a 8.5% increase.

In essence, GF110 does look like “GF100 done right”, with decent boosts in clock speed to boot, and manufacturing optimizations likely. The net result is an average performance jump of 15%-20% over the GTX 480. The GTX 580 is reported to score an immense X12700 in 3D Mark Vantage, which represents a ~30% boost. However, gaming improvements is expected to stay in the 15% to 20% region.

 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Specifications Leaked

The GeForce GTX 580 is expected to release in November 2010, around the same time as the release of its main competitor, AMD’s Radeon HD 6970. A GeForce GTX 570 is also expected, with roughly the same performance as GTX 480, but with much better thermal characteristics. The extent of retail availability is yet unknown, though rumours suggest very limited to no availability on release, much like the GeForce GTX 470/480 release.

Reference: IT168.com, Chiphell, Chiphell

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