Unbeknownst to many, EVGA has also entered the heightened bandwidth market with their own GTX 580 3GB. This new GTX 580 forgoes the custom cooling and component choices of some competitors and instead focuses upon a better buying experience through the inclusion of a lifetime warranty and EVGA’s always excellent customer support. Its accessory package also continues down the no frills route with the usual power and video adaptors though a mini HDMI to HDMI dongle is included.
From the outside, there really isn’t much to distinguish this GTX 580 from any other reference-based example on the market. It still uses a 6+8 pin power connector setup despite the additional memory along with slick looking blue highlights on the graphics. We would have loved to see this card come with EVGA’s new “DS” heatsink but it seems that wasn’t meant to be.