View Full Version : ASUS Facebook is giving away the new Geforce 580 GPU!

11-09-2010, 09:51 PM
Thats right! we are giving away a Geforce 580 on facebook. check out the following link below
http://platform.ak.fbcdn.net/www/app_full_proxy.php?app=10442206389&v=1&size=o&cksum=9dad2a0e406a6a561e91fbf43491af1e&src=http%3A%2F%2Fpromos.asus.com%2FUS%2Ffacebook%2 Fimages%2FENGTX580_promospage_2.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/ASUS?v=app_10442206389)

11-09-2010, 11:40 PM
Am I the only person in the world who doesn't have a Facebook account?

11-10-2010, 01:32 AM
Quite upset to see 500s already being pumped out. Seems nVidia simply wanted to pump out new cards to match the 6k series release by ATI. I knew my 480s wouldn't be top line for ever but not even two months and they already released a new line? Seems like nVidia is the new Apple.

What's the price on this card? Or is that an undisclosed amount?

EDIT: Just checked on newegg.com $560 for an extra 32 cuda cores. Eh. ASUS have an upgrade policy? :o

11-10-2010, 01:43 AM
I'm not sure I'd consider it a new line despite what Nvidia has decided to name it. This is basically the card that the 480 should have been. Both are good cards and pretty similar. Consider it a 490 or a 480+ (kinda like the two different 8800GT's)

11-10-2010, 01:48 AM
Yeah. Though my point is proven in them calling it a GTX580 just to call it a GTX580 and make it seem like it's the new hot stuff. In theory, it very well is with more CUDA cores but it doesn't deserve the 500 title. 485/490 is more like it.

And to keep my annoyance down, I simply keep in mind that hardware is beating out software at the moment it seems and either way, my system is handling it fine.

11-10-2010, 02:20 AM
Yep, my desktop still has 3 8800GTX's in it. Even they do just fine but I'd like to swap them out for a single card and cut down on my power consumption.

11-20-2010, 05:32 AM
Hi guys I just wanted to pop in and say "thank you" to ASUS for doing the giveaway. I was the lucky winner of the 580GTX and can't wait to get it cranking out some eye candy and folding@home results.

11-20-2010, 06:02 AM
hahaha! thats awesome! did you see the contest from the rog forum post or from the facebook announcement?

11-24-2010, 01:11 AM
I guess the post I put up last week it didnt post. I saw it on FB which I rarely check. Sure glad I took the time to fill out the survey.

Got the email today saying that it will be in the mail this week. Can't wait.

12-07-2010, 08:07 PM
The GTX580 is just WOW! I could not be happier with the performance in games and the 16,000+ points per day in folding@home (http://folding.stanford.edu) is awesome. Finally I can play crysis on Ultra settings and have not stutter what so ever.

12-07-2010, 09:30 PM
That's perfect for our upcoming folding@home contest too.

12-08-2010, 03:59 AM
Hm :) 580 for folding :) do want!

12-23-2010, 12:48 AM
Please more info on this contest?

12-23-2010, 07:48 AM
Jaycop you've been missing out check out the banner and the folding thread! 30k foldaway