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Gigabyte GeForce GTXSuper Overclock Graphics Card Review

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock Graphics Card Review

We often use the term cooler in our reviews to denote the most efficient airbased cooling system that is capable of handling an overclocked CPU without producing much noise. But after our tests of the exquisite Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Toxic Edition we are now thinking whether we should introduce the term graphics card which would denote a product with unprecedented performance and unique features.

We think we really need such a term because weve got yet another graphics card that claims to be super. Its Gigabytes GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB SuperOverclock.

After browsing through the websites of the major graphics card makers, we can infer that the Gigabyte product is the fastest singleGPU graphics card available today and may remain such until the next generation of Nvidia and AMD GPUs. Were most excited to test it, so lets get started.

Closer Look at Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 SuperOverclock GVN580SO15I

Package and Accessories

The product packaging is eyecatching with the shiny words Over Clock on its front.

The graphics cards features are described on the back. Thats quite an interesting read, by the way. The external colorful wrapper envelops a cardboard box that contains the graphics card and its accessories.

The accessories include everything you need to use the product:

PATA 6pin PCIe power adapter;

PATA 8pin PCIe power adapter;

DVI DSub adapter;

1.8 m HDMI cable;

CD disk with drivers and utilities;Being a topend graphics card, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 SuperOverclock is quite expensive at $519. Besides the card and accessories this money buys you a 3year warranty. The card is manufactured in Taiwan.