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Written by Austin Downing   
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified: Overclocked
VGA Testing
DX11: Aliens Vs Predator
DX11: Crysis 2
DX11: BattleForge
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: 3DMark 2011
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.5
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DX11: Crysis 2

Crysis 2 launched in the US on March 22, 2011 and runs off the Crytek 3 engine. Although it had a rough start because of the lack of DX11 support and somewhat muddy textures it was later vindicated with the updated DX11 and Hi-Resolution texture package which enabled the "Ultra" Settings. With these additions Crysis 2 was turned into the DX11 beast that it was supposed to be.

Using the Adrenaline Crysis 2 Benchmark Tool v1.0.1.12 we will be going through the Central Park benchmark. The Adrenaline Crysis 2 Benchmark Tool will generate the same run through of the end game Central Park level which provides many different visual effects to help push our test system to its very limits while keeping track of our FPS for each run. We will be using the highest available setting for our Crysis 2 Benchmark.

  • Crysis 2
    • Extreme Settings: (Ultra Quality, 4x AA, DX11, Edge Blur, Hi Resolution Textures)

OC-Crysis_Warhead_Benchmark.png

Card ASUS GTX 580 EVGA GTX 470 SC EVGA GTX 460 SC XFX 5970 EVGA GTX 580 Classified EVGA GTX 580 Classified Overclocked
GPU Cores 512 448 336 3200 512 512
Core Clock (MHz) 772 625 763 735 855 940
Shader Clock (MHz) 1544 1250 1526 N/A 1710 1880
Memory Clock (MHz) 4008 3402 3800 4000 4212 4212
Memory Amount 1536 MB GDDR3 1280 MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5 3072MB GDDR5 3072MB GDDR5
Memory Interface 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 512-bit 384-bit 384-bit



 

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# beastgodrilla 2011-11-18 11:12
I just bought mine from newegg. Sold out everywhere.
Based on newegg reviews owners got 900-920 mhz at default volt. I'm hoping to get the same. Extra 20 to 40mhz for a 0.2 volts extra is too much. Did toy try to oc without volt tweaking?

Can't wait to bench mine.
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# beastgodrilla 2011-11-18 11:13
* did you try to oc without voltaze tweak?
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# 1000 watts!?Farnsworth Worthington 2011-11-19 15:25
For the good of humanity, you must test this card and see if it can actually draw 1000 watts of power.

More seriously, I doubt you could get to 1000 watts without those liquid-He/Ni cooling ideas. Still, if you could get it to 600 or 700 watts using air or water, that would be amazing. It's already drawing more power than most people's entire systems - it'd be both humorous and educational to see if it could outdraw most enthusiast systems.

Anyway, another enjoyable article. You guys run an excellent operation here at BMR.
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# RE: Beast, 1000 WattsAustin Downing 2011-11-19 22:19
I did not test it at stock voltage as my goal was to see how far this card would go at full tilt.

I can not test for anything over the power draw I had on during this test due to thermal constraints. Even so during our test I was drawing almost 500w just for this card.

Thank you for the compliment it means a lot to know that our readers appreciate our work.
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# RE: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified: Overclockedclaydough 2011-11-28 00:26
I was hoping to see more reviews of this card! Thanks!
Nice to see an unashamedly "enthusiast" review.

Seems a little late to the party ( evga ). I can't see getting the classified when Kepler is around the corner now ( the first round of consumer cards and then the enthusiast cards soon after )
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# kepler probably in Aprilgodrilla 2011-11-28 04:45
I believe southern islands b4 kepler by a few months. Rumors have it because intel delayd ivybridge to april and kepler has many design wins with ivy that the launch will also be in april. Expect an appearnace @ CES 2012.

FYI Even if you wants to buy this gpu you can't it has bin sold out since launch and available in limited quantaties. Meaning when kepler hit I should have no problem selling the thing due to the limited quantities and demand @ a good price. Besides how would I play skyrim with all the hd mods out there already as well as bf3 @ max!
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# gtx 680 what not in 2013godrilla 2011-11-28 08:19
Based on todays kepler roadmap leak the high end kepler gpu out late 2012 or early 2013
#m.tweaktown.com/news/21713/rumortt_nvidia_s_28n m_desktop_gpu_roadma p_revealed_no_high_e nd_geforce_card_unti l_2h_2012/index.html

I hope not another fermi
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# Hmm..Greg 2011-11-28 11:59
I get 930x2300 from stock GTX 580 with 0.1vcore increase and 870x2300 at stock volts. I see no real reason for the Classified tbh...
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# RE: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified: OverclockedJackNaylorPE 2011-12-04 14:16
Isn't 940 / 772 a 21.76% % OC ? not 17.88% ....that would be 797.5 stock speed
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# RE: RE: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified: OverclockedAustin Downing 2011-12-04 15:49
Actually you do 772/940 to find the amount of performance difference. Which equals .1787 or 17.88%
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# RE: RE: RE: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified: OverclockedJohn Naylor 2011-12-22 14:17
Nope.....by definition the denominator is the reference. Ya math doesn't work .... 772/970 = 0.7958, meaning the stock card is 79.58% of the OC'd card.

OC is like over speed limit.....if ya going 10% over the 60 mph peed limit, that's 1.10 x 60 or 66 mph ....66/60 = 1.10 or 10% over speed limit

% Overclock = 100 x (OC Speed / Stock Speed - 1)

100 x (940/772 - 1) = 21.76%

Or another way ....

% OC = (OC speed - Ref Speed) / Ref Speed
(940 - 772) / 772 = 21/76 $ same answer
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