Roundup: a review of the super GeForce GTX 580s from Asus, EVGA, Gainward, Gigabyte, MSI and Zotac
by Damien Triolet
Published on October 26, 2011
Summary of results
Here we’ve brought together all the temperature readings taken during the tests. We have highlighted the particularly interesting results:
At idle, all the cards do well and the GPUs are well cooled, with however a small advantage going to the Asus Matrix Platinum.
In load, we noted a few differences, the most important of which are linked to the fact that only the reference GTX 580 and the EVGA Classified expel most of the hot air out of the casing, mainly benefitting the CPU, with the hard drives benefitting from the entry of cool air into the new test casing. One of them does however get close to 50 °C, and this, when it's in simple rotation, with the Gainward Phantom leading to the biggest increase in the temperature of all the components in our system.