Gamers tend to stick with AMD, formely ATI, video cards usually because the price to performance comparison but nobody can dispute that nVidia is ahead of the race in capability and output. The ASUS Matrix GTX 580 is priced at $499 which is just slightly higher than AMD’s Radeon HD 5870.
Hot GTX580 specs
- 772MHz clock speed
- 512 processing cores
- 192.4GBps memory bandwidth
- 1.5GB of GDDR5 clocked at an effective rate of 4GHz!!!
People are going to ask “Well my video card runs everything now or I just bought a GTX 480; what are the benefits of this card?”. The answer is simple! The GTX 580 is what the GTX 480 should have been. The 580 outperforms the 480 cross category by anywhere from 20-35%! Enough said?
Note: the MarsII takes up 3 slots and runs a whopping 3GB of GDDR5!