Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, announces the new generation of DX11 Fermi graphics GeForce GTX 580 series: GTX 580 and GTX 580 Sonic. Enhance with staggering performance, innovative new thermal design, and the latest GTX gaming technologies. GeForce GTX 580 series is the most powerful weapon for extreme gaming!

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Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, announces the new generation of DX11 Fermi graphics GeForce GTX 580 series: GTX 580 and GTX 580 Sonic. Enhance with staggering performance, innovative new thermal design, and the latest GTX gaming technologies. GeForce GTX 580 series is the most powerful weapon for extreme gaming!

With up to 8% higher performance, GTX 580 Sonic is the first OC version in the market. It has a massive factory overclock of 835MHz, 512 CUDA processor cores, and 1538MB memory at 4200MHz. GTX580 Sonic is 30% faster than GTX 480 in DX11 performance.  Compare with competing GPUs, GTX 580 delivers 70% higher in DX11 performance, even non-OC GTX 580 can boost 60% higher. GeForce GTX 580 series is the world’s fastest DX11 GPU which enables you to experience the gaming realism.

With 40% higher performance per watt than GTX 480 from the architecture enhancements of GF110 chipset, GeForce GTX 580 series offers lower power consumption. In addition, GeForce GTX 580 series also provides a quieter thermal solution. The innovative new thermal designs which include a custom vapor chamber, a new adaptive GPU fan control, a SLI-optimized cover design, and external venting. GeForce GTX 580 series is designed for performance and quieter gaming.

Palit GeForce GTX 580 Series
 GTX 580GTX 580 Sonic
Process technology40nm40nm
DirectXDirectX 11DirectX 11
Processor Cores512 cores512 cores
Memory Amount1536 MB1536 MB
Memory Interface384 bits384 bits
Graphics Clock772 MHz835 MHz
Processor Clock1544 MHz1670 MHz
Memory Clock2004 MHz (DDR 4008 MHz)2100 MHz (DDR 4200 MHz)
DRAM typeGDDR5GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.4 GB/sec201.6 GB/sec
Video SupportDual DVI / mini HDMIDual DVI / mini HDMI