Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 580 SLI run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 SLI
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 580 SLI is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

GeForce GTX 580 SLI is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2023 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 580 SLI game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 263 games in todays list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Resident Evil 8 with 12 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at FIFA 22 which returns a good 64 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Dying Light 2 which we saw getting a weak 5 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Resident Evil 8 on the GeForce GTX 580 SLI to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 24FPS, M: 19FPS, H: 13FPS, U: 9FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was FIFA 22 which seemed reasonable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 49 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Dying Light 2 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 4 FPS. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 580 SLI we get the impression that it is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 580 SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 580 SLI in your PC? This GeForce GTX 580 SLI card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 580 SLI? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 580 SLI? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, as it can run 716 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 39% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 580 SLI is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 96% more powerful and can run 956 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
46 FPS
The GeForce GTX 580 SLI was released on 01 Nov 2010
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 580 SLI
Fermi GF110-375-A1 (x2)
Texture Rate
99 GTexel/s
48 (x2)
Pixel Rate
74 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
2560 x 1600
Notebook GPU
3072MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
384bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
768KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
772 MHz
Max Power
488 Watts
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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GeForce GTX 580 SLI Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 580 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 580 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce GTX 580 to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to around 43% better than a single GeForce GTX 580 performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce GTX 580. Expect this combination to draw up to 490 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.

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