Low-Cost / High-End Gaming Upgrade Solution

Posted by   ADMI Limited
24/02/2016

Sometimes the price-tag on the very latest components can make upgrades cost prohibitive, so looking back a couple of generations can be a great solution - here's a perfect example:

EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1536MB PC Gaming Graphics Card

ONLY £76.96

Released back in 2010 - it was nevertheless at the time the world's fastest GPU - and still packs a punch today.

and despite its age, the GTX 580 packs support for all the premium GTX gaming technologies such as NVIDIA Surround, 3D Vision, PhysX and SLI.


Check out the specs - not too shabby for an old-timer:


Base Clock: 772 MHZ
Memory Clock: 4008 MHz Effective
CUDA Cores: 512
Bus Type: PCI-E 2.0
Memory Detail: 1536MB GDDR5
Memory Bit Width: 384 Bit
Memory Speed: 0.4ns
Memory Bandwidth: 192.4 GB/s

KEY FEATURES

Microsoft DirectX 11 support
NVIDIA CUDA technology with OpenCL support
NVIDIA PhysX technology
NVIDIA SLI Ready
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
PCI Express 2.0 support
Two dual-link DVI-I connector
Dual-link HDCP-Capable
Microsoft Windows 7 Support
OpenGL 4.0 Support
HDMI 1.4a connector

Memory Type GDDR5
3D API
DirectX DirectX 11.2 (feature level 11_0)
OpenGL OpenGL 4.4
Ports
DVI 2
HDMI 1 (mini-HDMI)
DisplayPort N/A
VGA With included adapter