Nvidia GTX580 GPU is in the shops -

The first semi- official details of Nvidia's GTX580 GPU have been leaked through UK-based retailer Yoyotech.

It looks like the much awaited GPU will hit the shops for a pound shy of £400 including VAT.

The details leaked onto the site show that it appears to be a two-slot card, with 512 CUDA cores, and a 1.5GB 384-bit GDDR5 memory.

Apparently it can manage a 4Gbps data transfer with the wind behind it and if it is going down hill. It also has dual DVI and mini HDMI ports.

Yoyotech says that it is at least 30 percent faster than its predecessor, which was the GTX480. This statement is based on using the 3DMark Vantage benchmark.

The outfit is flogging what it calls the "World's first GTX580 PC" for £999.

The Warbird GTX580 Black Ops Edition comes with a "professionally overclocked" Intel Core i5 CPU (@4GHz), 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 memory, a 1TB Spinpoint F3 drive, a Thermaltake Contac29 PSU and a special Nvidia Edition tower chassis.

All that is without an operating system of course.

Now that the GTX580 is out, it should mean that the prices of other cards should fall. If you are thinking about buying a GTX460 we would wait a few weeks.

The GTX 580 was announced back in March 2010 and is seen as Nvidia's first serious effort for its Fermi architecture.