When it announced the introduction of the GTX 580 Classified Ultra at the end of last week, EVGA hasn’t mentioned anything about the availability of these cards, but recently the 3GB model popped up on Newegg, where is available for $619.99 (472.7 EUR).The GeForce GTX 580 Classified Ultra is actually a tweaked version of the regular Classified model EVGA launched a while ago, which comes with a higher factory overclock.
Compared to the previous model, the Ultra version raises the GPU clock from 855MHz to a round 900MHz, while the memory remains at the same 4212MHz.
As all of the company's Classified products, the GTX 580 Ultra is also geared towards enthusiasts and extreme overclockers and sports a distinctive higher-than-average PCB that is required in order to accommodate the beefed-up 14+3 phase power delivery circuit.
Outside of this VRM setup, the card was also designed to include super low ESR SP-Cap capacitors, high frequency 3 MHz shielded inductors and a Nec/Tokkin proadlizer film capacitors for added voltage stability.
In order to deliver the power required by this beast of a card, EVGA has included two 8-pin and one 6-pin PCI Express connectors, the latter being used to feed the memory chips as it was the case with the GTX 285 Classified.
In addition to the impressive PWM, EVGA’s creation also packs a series of other overclocking features, such as on-board voltage read points, dual BIOS chips, three power monitoring pin headers, EVBot support and a series of status LEDs for the main operating voltages.
The Classified Ultra that went on sale at Newegg uses a dual-slot air cooler, but EVGA also announced a water cooled version of the graphcis card.
Sadly, we don’t know when will this be available for purchase, but if a supped up GTX 580 is what you want for Christmas you better act now and get the EVGA card before supplies run out.