While Nvidia prepare to release their next series of cards we are looking at a custom GTX 580 board from KFA2 which can support up to four screens via a single card, with the promise of excellent gaming performance across three screens. It ships in an overclocked state and incorporates 3 fans for improved cooling efficiency. Today we will test across a single and three screens. Is it worth the money?
Nvidia’s GTX580 was without question one of the finest video cards to have been released in the last 24 months. I used several in my own gaming rig for a very long time and admired the stunning performance, rock solid Forceware drivers and PhysX acceleration.
The only real downside to owning a GTX580 was the fact that you were limited to playing games on a single screen. Well unless you were rich enough to be able to run two in SLI.
The card supports a total of 4 monitor outputs simultaneously (3 Mini-HDMI, 1 DP). The user has the flexibility to use 3 of the Mini-HDMI ports to combine into a single monitor span in windows, creating a surround gaming environment.
|Detailed Specification||KFA2 MDT GTX 580 PCIe 2.0|
|Memory Clock(MHz)||2004 (effective 4008)|
|Memory Interface||384-bit GDDR5|
|Texture Fill Rate(Bilion/Sec)||51.2|