EVGA announces their latest GTX 580 Classified



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Unsatisfied with what was currently out there, EVGA had set to make another version of the GTX 580 in a Classified version that would make the ‘ground shake’ with its overcloking abilities.

While the design isn’t new, as a matter of fact, it’s been circling for quite some time now, EVGA has finally revealed it entirely.

Two extreme overclockers were brought in, Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido and Illya “TiN” Tsemenko, because they weren’t satisfied with the overclocking capabilities of the  graphics card currently on the market. As a result, we see today a new version of the GTX 580 GPU that has entirely been designed to satisfy the overclockers.

“I wanted a graphics card that overclocked to hell and back without limits,” said Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido. “With the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified, we were able to reach GPU clockspeeds at over 1.6GHz.”

They have obviously been working at it real good, and have certainly given the 580 chip a run for its money.

“With the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified, we focused on the key elements that the GPU and Memory need when overclocking. Power, stability, noise ripple reduction and extreme OC mode without limits. The design was created with overclocking in mind.” Said Illya “TiN” Tsemenko.

Now I’m sure you’re all interested in the specs, so let’s start by the outside, with a low profile two slot design, one fan where you would find it on the reference, although the shape in itself has been redesigned and been given an asymmetrical look, could this help in improving cooling?

The chip of the beast is, as stated, the NVIDIA GTX 580, featuring its 512 CUDA Cores, with the GPU running at 855 MHz and the Shader Clock at 1710 MHz. Available in both a 1.5GB and a 3GB version 384 bit GDDR5, they’re running at effective speeds of 4212 MHz with a memory bandwidth of 202.1 GB/s. Obviously this can be overclocked as it is exactly what it’s made for.

Connected through a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 port, it also is SLI capable up to 4-way SLI configuration. The connectivity is provided by two DVI-I ports and a EVBot is also integrated. The maximum resolutions are of 2048×1536 on Analog and 2560×1600 on Digital with a maximum refresh rate of 240Hz.

Drawing power from two 8-pin and one 6-pin PCI-E connectors, the power capacity of the GPU has been raised to a staggering 1000W, guaranteeing high overclocking capability and the voltage noise has been reduced by 13% (to 144mV) for better stability. For better understanding the accomplishment, here are the graphs presented by EVGA:

EVGA have also made a video about their new product:

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The EVGA GTX 580 Classified is available for $599.99 for the 3GB version while the 1.5GB version is available on pre-order for $549.99. Newegg are having a limited offer by giving a free version of the Batman Arkham game with the purchase (3GB).

For more information, including the warranty terms, please refer to the official presentation page, the 1.5GB product page or the 3GB product page.

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