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NVIDIA finishes GeForce GTX 580 production

An inevitable day has come as a part of the whole out with the old, in with the new regime as NVIDIA cease production of their previous generation top dog single GPU offering, the well regarded GeForce GTX 580.

An inevitable day has come as a part of the whole out with the old, in with the new regime as NVIDIA cease production of their previous generation top dog single GPU offering, the well regarded GeForce GTX 580.

This is the card that put fermi in a better light and proved that this previously ill received architecture had a lot of potential lurking within. Using the second-gen 40nm GF110 fermi chip, the GTX 580 produced noticably more efficient performance-per-watt over its GeForce 480 (GF100) predecessor and made a lot of gamers, overclockers and general enthusiasts rather happy chappies.

When launched in November 2010, this card retained its position as the fastest single GPU card right up until AMD responded with the HD 7900 series. Now having reached its EOL status, this marks the card as having been on the market for just over 1 year and 5 months – quite a good run indeed.

With the above said and done, NVIDIA's new 28nm Kepler based GTX 680 is doing a great job as a replacement with adoption rates looking super strong. Remaining GTX 580 inventories will continue to be floating about for a little while as they gradually get filtered out through the market.

Source: SweClockers

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