Nvidia GTX 580 is expecting release this month with some confirmed benchmarks floating around the web. According to the intial news, the new high-end card from Nvidia carries 512 shader processors which utilizes the full performance of the Fermi Architecture. The detailed specifications are as below.
- 512 Shader Processors leveraging Full throttle Fermi Architecture power on GF110 chip.
- 772 MHz core Clock speed
- 128 Texture Mapping units (TMUs)
- 2 GB GDDR5 Memory running at 2200MHz
- 224 Watt Thermal Design Power (TDP)
According to the initial benchmarks, the card performs around 17% faster than current generation GTX 480 and averages around 47% faster than ATI Radeon HD 5870. The Tessellation benches saw a performance hit of almost 2 times over the current generation AMD’s graphics solution.
However the real competition from AMD will come in the form of Radeon HD 6950 and 6870 cards which are also due later this year. Nvidia will surely take some hard challenge from those beasts from AMD.
Stay tuned to catch on more performance numbers as soon as we have them.