Legit Video Card Reviews
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 SLI Benchmarking w/ ASUS ENGTX580
|Date:||Tue, Nov 30, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Retail Box and Bundle
The retail box for the ASUS ENGTX580/2DI/1536MD5 video card lists the main features that the card comes with. The main focal point of the box is the part where it says that the card comes with ASUS Voltage Tweak Technology for up to 50% performance by being able to adjust the GPU voltage for improved overclocking.
Turning the retail box over, we see even more marketing text in many different languages and more details on features like Voltage Tweak, DirectX 11 and the display connectors available on the video card.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 580 video card bundle included with the ENGTX580/2DI/1536MD5 graphics card includes a quick installation guide, a drivers CD with the multi-language manual, a dual 6-pin PCIe to single 8-pin PCIe adapter and a mini-HDMI to HDMI adapter.
When you fire up the driver CD that comes with the card you'll see this GUI that allows you to check out the user manual and install the drivers and utilities if needed.
Taking a closer look at the utility section of the VGA driver disc we can see that it also comes with just one utility that might come in handy.
- ASUS GamerOSD - Overclock during gameplay
We were told that the ASUS SmartDoctor utility will be included as part of the bundle and that our card was an early release. SmartDoctor is the utility that most overclockers will use as it allows you to adjust the card's voltages and to overclock it to the max!
Next Page - The Test System
Page 1 - ASUS GeForce GTX 580 Video Card
Page 2 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 5 - Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
Page 6 - Just Cause 2
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 9 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 10 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 11 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 12 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - ASUS GeForce GTX 580 Overclocking
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion