[Tested] ASUS ENGTX580 1536MB at Geeks3D Labs


ASUS ENGTX580 Review Index

1 – Meet with ASUS’s ENGTX580

I finally got my hands for few days only (today is the last day 🙁 ) on a GTX 580 “à la sauce ASUS“. Thanks to ASUS, I could test a bit this new card and see for myself the OCP in action under FurMark!

ASUS’s ENGTX580 is a factory overclocked GeForce GTX 580. The ENGTX580 is powered by the GF110 GPU (512 shader processors or CUDA cores) with an overclocked core speed of 782MHz (reference clock is 772MHz). The card embark 1536MB of GDDR5 memory but unlike the GPU, the memory is not overclocked: 1002MHz real speed (see here: Graphics Cards Memory Speed Demystified).


This DX11 class card from ASUS is priced at around USD 520$.

Here are some pictures of the ENGTX580:




Hi-resolution pictures of ASUS ENGTX580 can be found here:

ASUS ENGTX580 Gallery – (12 pictures total).

ENGTX580 bundle is limited to the bare minimum:

ASUS GTX 580 1536MB

SmartDoctor is ASUS’s overclocking and tweaking utility. SmartDoctor is not included on the CDROM (why?) but ASUS GamerOSD offers the option to download it during the installation…

ASUS SmartDoctor

9 thoughts on “[Tested] ASUS ENGTX580 1536MB at Geeks3D Labs”

  1. Psolord

    Great stuff indeed! Awesome test JegO! 😉

    Some minor mistakes at the parts where you mention Asus Smartdoctor and at 4.5 Direct X SDK.

    All this is tesselation is nice and cool, but the problem is that from all these benchmarks you can only actually play LP2 and Hawx and Hawx is running pretty nicely everywhere anyway.

    Personally I am having my eyes turned at the 570 or 69XX since the 580 is too expensive for my taste and I am aiming for SLI anyway since I am upgrading from 5850 crossfire and just one card wouldn’t cut it. I will be CPU limited anyway even with the 570s, as were a couple of the tests in this review.

    PS Aquamark FTW yay! 😀

  2. Farzid khan

    wth!! wait till HD6970 launches
    bakre ki amma kab tak khair manayegi

  3. Krian

    Excellent material in this review, but as mentioned by Psolord only two tests are playable games and we would like to see some more heavy game testing; IE. Crysis, Metro2033, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Supreme Commander 2 and so on.

  4. JeGX Post Author

    @Krian, @Psolord: I’ll try to improve my next review with some games. Thanks for the feedbacks!

  5. Sachin

    The thing is GTX 580 is the overall best video card ever made giving you an awesome experience of PhysX and DX 11 Tesselation

    All hail Nvidia

    mighting GTX 580

    ati can never overtake the GOD (Nvidia)

  6. Psolord


    In one word, I agree about the 580 being the best card right now. The problem is that it is still slower than the 5970 and that’s a one year old card, not to mention that it’s God awful expensive.

    Also there are solutions that are both cheaper and faster right now, like 6870 CFX or GTX 460 SLI.

    Now using expression like “all hail Nvidia” and such, quickly demotes you to the fanboy realm.

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  8. Blackice504

    the problem with real life gaming and benchmarks are really two different things Nvidia cards MIGHT SEEM be slower in a benchmark but what people Really need to remember is games as far back as i can rememeber even that crazy dos version of GTA is FRAME LIMITER when you play games all games are frame limited to 60fps MAX some are still on 30FPS a dvd is 25fps then you must remember ATI or AMD who ever you want to call them is does not work with every title some games need Physic’s or some other instruction that Nvidia can only do,Nvidia offer Compatabilitie
    with every game, every application,so that been said there are many games you will get better performance out of because they written the game for Nvidia in mine or they need instruction sets that only Nvidia cards have, the hardware fact is they last far longer then any ATI card I have a TNT card that still works I use that card in a media server as for ATI cards back then no chance.

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