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Brian@ASUS
01-28-2011, 08:06 AM
A quick preview of the GTX580 with DirectCU II

The retail box that you should be looking for.
http://www.techinstyle.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/GTX-580-DC-II-box-545x408.jpg

http://www.techinstyle.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/GTX-580-DC-II-box-open1-545x408.jpg

The GTX580 with Direct CU (Copper) heatpipes that contact directly onto the GPU and a BEEFY heatsink with dual 100MM fans.

a quick diagram of Direct CU technology
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http://www.techinstyle.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/GTX-580-DC-II-card-top-545x408.jpg

http://www.techinstyle.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/GTX-580-DC-II-card-side-545x326.jpg

Yes requires 2 8pin PCI-E connectors
http://www.techinstyle.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/GTX-580-DC-II-card-front-545x408.jpg

And YES a 3 slot design. this is one BEEFY card. Many of you may be asking well what about triple or quad SLI. Due to the LARGE majority that usually purchase no more than a Dual SLI setup, we have decided to make DUAL SLI the best it can be. With this dual slot configuration, it really fills in the games compared to a single or dual slot design.
http://www.techinstyle.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/GTX-580-DC-II-card-io-545x408.jpg

And the rear backplate to prevent flex and help dissipate heat. Whats pretty cool is when you put the cards in your system in a traditional ATX case, you will be able to see the GTX 580 to show off your ballin GPU
http://www.techinstyle.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/GTX-580-DC-II-back-plate-545x408.jpg


Some of the other unique features of this card is Super Alloy Power technology which consist of high end chokes, mosfet and capacitors.
heres a quick video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUX5Mi996oY&feature=player_embedded

While traditional chokes are hollow, you might here a high pitched whine when stressing your card as the choke coils will vibrate. You will probably notice this when running programs like Folding@home. With the new solid chokes you wont here these whines, plus they run cooler. :cool:
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YouurMoma
01-28-2011, 10:09 PM
Cool card, But for people like me with a ASUS Rampage III Gene were screwed with a SLI setup.

Brian@ASUS
01-29-2011, 01:46 AM
well you can always get the regular 580 =P

Brian@ASUS
01-29-2011, 01:49 AM
some photos on the board.
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YouurMoma
01-29-2011, 03:43 AM
Yeah yeah =P Nice pics though! Should have given those to all the guys that did News articles about these thingss!

martin_metal_88
01-29-2011, 04:38 AM
So Brian when are the factory phase cooled card on the market XD

Joe Richardson
01-29-2011, 08:20 PM
just one question if you have a second card in your system wont this compromise the cooling of the first card because if the first card sucks in air its sucking the hot air of the second GPU in or if it blows out air isnt it just heating up the seccond card?

Killview
01-29-2011, 08:42 PM
That is sexy :)

Joshua_Mahr
01-29-2011, 08:57 PM
I hope that last pick is what they are giving away for the next folding contest!!!!

martin_metal_88
01-30-2011, 05:25 AM
just one question if you have a second card in your system wont this compromise the cooling of the first card because if the first card sucks in air its sucking the hot air of the second GPU in or if it blows out air isnt it just heating up the seccond card?


On one side, since it's a open push cooler, the air can come from anywhere. As long as it can get in and out. The fan rotation side will tell if it take air from the rear bottom or via the back of the computer if no clearance is available over the fan.
Now 2 dumb answer just for fun :)

That's why they putted a bigger cooler XD
Moving air is cooler so the hot air from the first get cooler while passing in the fan and cooler the second one. Look, when I blow air in my hand it feel cooler XD

skinnee
01-30-2011, 06:22 AM
Hooray for solid chokes!!!

Tennobanzai
02-04-2011, 07:09 PM
I really really really want this, but when is it being released and how much!?!?

sKrappy
02-09-2011, 09:31 PM
I saw this card at PDX 17 and it is way cooler in person the aluminum back plate is a very nice touch.

Brian@ASUS
02-15-2011, 07:20 PM
by the way, this is now on sale over at newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121429&cm_re=gtx580-_-14-121-429-_-Product im told there are only a few pieces left.

martin_metal_88
02-16-2011, 10:14 PM
It's pretty nice that it's actually the same price in Canada XD Which is rare. we usually pay more for hardware :P