September 8th, 2011
EVGA’s GeForce GTX 580 3GB Overclocking Review @ AtomicMPC
In a market jam packed with a delightful selection of fancy custom cooler shrouds, port options, fan variations, and borderline hallucinogenic boxes, EVGA’s card looks jarringly normal. A nice normal, the kind of normal which takes you back almost 10 months where this very design wet the pants of many a geek. EVGA has embraced the very heritage of the GTX 580 design, with a mere splash of electric blue to make it unique. Oh, and there’s one other thing, this card is sporting 3GB of DDR5 under the hood!
Memory is an interesting asset to consider when it comes to choosing a graphics card. It’s not uncommon for novice technicians to jump to the conclusion that a card with more memory will outperform a card of the same generation with half the memory, particularly when it comes to gaming. It’s simply not the case. Manufacturers often choose to capitalise on this flawed logic by implementing insanely high amounts of memory on their lowest end cards, to make them appear more valuable over similarly priced competitors (case in point, who’s up for a 2GB HD5450?).
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