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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 580 EVGA 3GB Edition GeForce GTX 460 SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 109% 113%
Hitman 3 172% 177%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 91% 95%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 85% 89%
FIFA 21 6% 8%
Grand Theft Auto VI 194% 200%
Far Cry 6 203% 208%
Genshin Impact 109% 113%
Battlefield 6 172% 177%
Resident Evil 8 109% 113%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 EVGA 3GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI.

The GTX 580 has a 97 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 26.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 580. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 580 has a 97 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 460, but the GTX 460 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 580. As a result, the GTX 460 exhibits a 6.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 580. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 580 was released less than a year after the GTX 460, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 580 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 460, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 460 has 38 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 580, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 460 is noticeably better than the GTX 580.

The GeForce GTX 580 EVGA 3GB Edition has 512 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI has 672. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 791 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 460 is 907. The GTX 460 having 116 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 460 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 580.

The GeForce GTX 580 EVGA 3GB Edition requires 244 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 460 SLI requires 380 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 580 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 460. The GTX 460 requires 136 Watts more than the GTX 580 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 460 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed772 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF110-375-A1Fermi GF104-300-KB-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date27 Jun 2011vs01 Jul 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
9.3
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9.1
1920x1080
7.3
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7.3
2560x1440
5.3
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4.3
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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.4GB/secvs230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs672
Actual Shader Performance38%vs44%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs112
Texture Rate49.4 GTexel/svs75.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate37.1 GPixel/svs43.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs4
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power244 Wattsvs380 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs600 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 580 EVGA 3GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 580, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 3GB - a gimmick in most situations, as the graphics card doesn't prove to be powerful enough to run under circumstances in which 3GB are needed.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 580.
GeForce GTX 460 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 460 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may cause micro stuttering in FPS below 30. This means this combination might even perform worse than a single GTX 460.
The optimal performance it delivers is slightly better than a single GeForce GTX 480.
Therefore, this combination is sufficient for gaming at 1080p and most demanding games can be played at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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