We start with the results coming out from Futuremark's benchmarks. These include the results of the 3DMark 05, 3DMark 06 and the 3DMark Vantage software tests.
Starting with the 3D Mark 05 benchmark, the Inno3D GTX 580 OC got a high score of 16952 points and it is well positioned among the high performers at the list of the graphics cards we have tested at CDRInfo.com. Surprisingly, the Club3D HD5770 and the Inno3D 465 GOOD scored higher in the specific benchmark:
At the 3DMark 06 benchmark the Inno3D GTX 580 OC reached the second place with 13918 points:
The 3DMark Vantage benchmark suite has been designed to test the DirectX10 performance of a graphics card. The software performs benchmarks in different resolutions.
Besides the Inno3D GTX 580 OC card, we charted the GTX 470 Hawk, the GTX 460 768MB and GTX 460 1MB, the Radeon HD5770, the GTS 450 and the Gainward Rampage 700 2GB cards. Unfortunately we have not tested any other powerful cards here so some other strong competitors such as AMD's Radeon HD 6800 and HD 5800 series are missing.
The Inno3D GTX 580 OC gave some great scores for all the resolutions we tested. The card's performance is most probably higher even from a GTX 480 or the Radeon HD5870 / HD6870 graphics cards. The powerful Radeon HD5970 2GB could be the only competitor here.