KitGuru has teamed up with the world's biggest component supplier, Asus, to bring you an exclusive competition which will certainly upgrade your life!
When KitGuru Labs put the Asus GTX580 DirectCU II under the microscope back on 8th February, the result could not have been clearer. It was by far the most powerful single GPU card ever created using Fermi technology – and it was coupled with an elegant, effective cooling solution that delivered the goods even under extreme pressure.
As we all know, Zardon packs some powerful overclocking Kung-Fu, but even he was surprised when the 782MHz card ran at a stunning 973MHz in the final O/C testing.
“The Direct CU II cooler in particular really deserves a high level of critical acclaim because the bios profile has both fans spinning at a maximum of 1,600 rpm, even under sustained, heavy load – the fine act of balancing heat against noise is maintained perfectly throughout the thermal curve. The coolers heatpipe design leading out to two separate racks of aluminum fins certainly helps the heat to spread evenly, while both fans help eradicate any hot spots across the full diameter of the PCB. Even though the card demands two 8 pin power connectors, the consumption has been fine-tuned by ASUS engineers and considering the power at hand, the efficiency is actually pretty good. We weren’t expecting such good results when overclocking, but our final core clock of 973MHz certainly shows the potential headroom with this specific design – a 25 per cent core overclock is no mean feat on such a high end GPU”
KitGuru, Must have, February 2011
By any measure of performance, the Asus GTX580 DirectCU II delivers jaw-dropping performance.
If you have been hankering after this kind of performance, but have been unwilling to (a) take a second job or (b) sell an organ – then this competition is perfect for you!
Entries are sent by email – Email us here. Please include ‘I WANT TO WIN THE WORLDS BEST GTX580 GRAPHICS CARD’ in the email subject field, along with your full address and telephone number in the main email text (there is no question, how easy is that). The winner will be chosen at the end of May 2011.
This competition is open worldwide, with no restrictions. If you have a viable shipping address, then we can send the card.
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KitGuru says: While most gamers use something no faster than a GTX460, today's prize of an Asus GTX580 DirectCU II can deliver almost twice the frame rate. Drop us an email now for a chance to win. What have you got to lose?