"I wanted a graphics card that overclocked to hell and back without limits," said Vince "k|ngp|n" Lucido. "With the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified, we were able to reach GPU clockspeeds at over 1.6GHz."
"With the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified, we focused on the key elements that the GPU and Memory need when overclocking. Power, stability, noise ripple reduction and extreme OC mode without limits. The design was created with overclocking in mind." Said Illya "TiN" Tsemenko.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified is engineered and designed to perform for everyone, from gamers to the top overclocking enthusiasts in the world. The dual slot top cooled design means that you do not need to worry about space or motherboard layout limitations, and this card supports everything from single card up to 4-way SLI out of the box.
Vince "k|ngp|n" Lucido and Illya "TiN" Tsemenko are not satisfied with the overclocking capabilities of current generation graphics cards. They want overclocking capabilities and performance that exists beyond what is traditionally considered enthusiast level. To overcome this, they began to work with EVGA on designing a new card from the ground up that is 100% focused on being the single fastest and greatest overclocking card on the block. This was accomplished with the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified.
While competitors spend time adding dual GPUs to cards that already support SLI, increasing them to 3 slots, crippling them with only 1.5GB of memory, and/or quadrupling the price, we wanted to take a different approach. One that made sense for both gamers and enthusiasts.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified Features a 14+3 Phase power design that can deliver an extreme amount of power, and the redesigned premium cooling design with an 8cm fan improves cooling efficiency by as much as 30% (compared to the standard cooler). The super low ESR, high frequency capacitors, and high frequency 3MHz shielded inductors provide clean and precise voltage control.
Of course, full support for the EVGA EVBot means you can overclock and monitor your card on the fly, and a special OC BIOS enables extreme overclocking mode. Also, full support for 4-way SLI out of the box make this the ultimate GTX 580 graphics card!
Still not cool enough? The EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified Hydro Copper is for you. This card features a preinstalled EVGA Hydro Copper water block that accommodates both 1/2" and 3/8" water cooling loops. Upon first glance you will notice this is no ordinary water block, this is a full cover- end to end block, with an integrated glowing window that displays the water flow and a glowing EVGA logo on the side keep it looking slick. Also, a preinstalled EVGA backplate keep the card sturdy! The innovation does not stop at stability an appearance however; the base plate is made of chrome plated electrolytic C110 copper, and the 0.6mm thin pin matrix provides optimal thermal transfer to ensure the lowest temperatures possible.
When we say extreme cooling, we mean it. Liquid Nitrogen or Phase Change coolers which can drop the GPU temperatures into the negative levels thrive on the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified. With features like OC BIOS Mode which disables the thermal monitoring for reduced cold bug issues, to the extreme power delivery, you will be assured that the graphics card will not be the bottleneck here. The EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified is Vince "k|ngp|n" Lucido's card of choice for overclocking!
If you want to get your hands on some Liquid Nitrogen cooling blocks for these cards, you can check out www.kingpincooling.com
Also, EVGA is making available separately an Extreme Cooling Bracket, that ensures that the card's VRM is adequately cooled when using extreme cooling! This bracket is to be used when running on Liquid Nitrogen, Thermal Electric, Phase, or any other form of extreme cooling that does not cool the VRM.
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