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GV-N580UD-3GI/
GV-N580UD-15I
NVIDIA® GeForceTM GTX 580 Graphics Accelerator
User's Manual
Rev. 102
12MM-N580UD-102AR
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction...................................................................................................................5
1.1. Features.......................................................................................................................... 5
1.2. Minimum System Requirements..................................................................................... 5
2. Hardware Installation....................................................................................................6
2.1. Board Layout................................................................................................................... 6
2.2. Hardware Installation...................................................................................................... 9
3. Software Installation................................................................................................... 11
3.1. Driver and Utility Installation......................................................................................... 11
3.1.1. Driver Installation.............................................................................................................11
3.2. Display Properties Pages......................................................................................... 13
3.3. Accessing NVIDIA Control Panel.............................................................................. 14
4. Troubleshooting Tips..................................................................................................22
5. Appendix.....................................................................................................................23
5.1. How to Reflash the BIOS in MS-DOS Mode................................................................. 23
5.2. Resolutions and Color Depth Tables . .......................................................................... 24
5.3. Regulatory Statements................................................................................................. 26
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1. Introduction
1.1. Features
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Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 580 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
Supports PCI Express 2.0
Integrated with 1536 MB GDDR5 memory (GV-N580UD-15I only)
Integrated with 3072 MB GDDR5 memory (GV-N580UD-3GI only)
Supports DirectX® 11
Supports NVIDIA® SLITM (Scalable Link Interface) technology (Note 1)
Supports 2 Dual-Link DVI-I connectors
Supports 1 mini HDMI connector
Supports HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) technology
1.2. Minimum System Requirements
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Hardware
- 600-watt system power supply specification or above is recommended
- Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD AthlonTM XP class
- 2GB system memory (4GB recommended)
- Optical drive for software installation (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive)
Operating System
- Windows® 7
- Windows® Vista
- Windows® XP
SLITM Configuration
If you are planning on using this graphics card as part of an SLI system, the following
are required:
- An SLI certified motherboard with two/three PCIe x16 slots and correct chipset driver
- Two GV-N580UD-3GI / GV-N580UD-15I for SLI configuration;
Three GV-N580UD-3GI / GV-N580UD-15I for 3-way SLI configuration
- A power supply with 900-watt or above is recommended
- An SLI bridge connector or 3-way SLI bridge connector
(Note 1) SLI technology requires a PCI Express motherboard with two/three x16 physical connectors. Graphics cards working in an SLI configuration must be with the same model name
(e.g. GV-N580UD-3GI / GV-N580UD-15I) and from the same vendor (e.g. GIGABYTE
TECHNOLOGY).
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Introduction
2. Hardware Installation
2.1. Board Layout
Power Connectors
SLI Connector
Mini HDMI Connector
DVI-I Connector 1
DVI-I Connector 2
Mini HDMI
Connector
HDMI TV
DVI-I
Connector 1
DVI Output
Digital LCD Monitor
DVI-I
Connector 2
DVI Output
Digital LCD Monitor
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The GV-N580UD-3GI / GV-N580UD-15I graphics card is a performance optimized high-end card. Power is
taken from the PCI Express host bus as well as the external PCI Express power connectors.
NVIDIA power
Connect power from the system power supply to the GeForce card(s).Use the connection method
for your particular graphics card.
• GV-N580UD-3GI / GV-N580UD-15I:
Connect BOTH a 6-pin AND an 8-pin PCI Express auxiliary power connector coming
from the computer power supply to the connectors on the top edge of the GeForce
GTX 580 graphics card.
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Hardware Installation
Expansion cards contain very delicate Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To
protect them against damage from static electricity, you should follow
some precautions whenever you work on your computer.
1. Turn off your computer and unplug power supply.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a metal
object, such as the power supply case.
3. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with
the components whenever the components are separated from the system.
The card contains sensitive electric components, which can be easily damaged by
static electricity, so the card should be left in its original packing until it is installed.
Unpacking and installation should be done on a grounded anti-static mat. The operator should be wearing an anti-static wristband, grounded at the same point as the
anti-static mat.
Inspect the card carton for obvious damage. Shipping and handling may cause damage to your card. Be sure there are no shipping and handling damages on the card
before proceeding.
DO NOT APPLY POWER TO YOUR SYSTEM IF THE GRAPHICS CARD IS DAMAGED.
In order to ensure that your graphics card can work correctly, please use official GIGABYTE BIOS only. Using non-official GIGABYTE BIOS might cause problem(s) on the graphics card.
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2.2. Hardware Installation
Now that you have prepared your computer, you are ready to install your graphics card.
Step 1.
Locate the PCI Express x16 slot. If necessary, remove the metal
cover from this slot; then align your graphics card with the PCI
Express x16 slot, and press it in firmly until the card is fully
seated.
Make sure that the gold edge connector of the graphics card is
securely inserted.
Step 2.
Replace the screw to fasten the card in place, and replace the
computer cover.
Step 3.
This graphics card provides two DVI-I digital connectors and one
mini HDMI connector. You can connect a monitor that supports
DVI-I function. To connect a HDMI monitor,you need a cable or
adapter to connect from the mini-HDMI connector to a HDMI
monitor.
To HDMI Monitor
To Flat Panel Display
Connect a flat panel
Connect a HDMI monitor
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Hardware Installation
How NVIDIA®SLITM (Scalable Link Interface) technology works:
In an SLI configuration, two/three SLI-ready graphics cards of the same model and the same manufacturers
are connected together via SLI bridge connector in a system that provides two/three x16 PCI Express slots to
scale graphics performance. The picture below shows that two and three graphics cards are linked in parallel
in an SLI configuration.
SLI Configuration:
Two SLI-ready graphics cards
of the same type.
(Example: GV-N28-1GH-B)
SLI bridge connector
(provided by motherboard manufacturer)
3-Way SLI Configuration:
Two SLI-ready graphics cards
of the same type.
(Example: GV-N28-1GH-B)
3-Way SLI bridge connector
(provided by motherboard manufacturer)
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3. Software Installation
Notice the following guidelines before installing the drivers:
1. First make sure your system has installed DirectX 9 or later version.
2. Make sure your system has installed the appropriate motherboard drivers (for the motherboard drivers, please contact the motherboard manufacturer.)
3.1. Driver and Utility Installation
3.1.1. Driver Installation
After installing the operating system, insert the driver disk into your optical drive. The driver Autorun screen
is automatically displayed which looks like that shown in the screen shot below. (If the driver Autorun screen
does not appear automatically, go to My Computer, double-click the optical drive and execute the setup.exe
program.)
Step 1:
Click the Install Display Driver item.
Step 2:
Click the Next button.
For software MPEG support in Windows XP, you must install DirectX first. Users who run Windows
XP with Service Pack 2 or above do not need to install DirectX separately.
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Software Installation
Step 3:
Click the Yes button.
The system is installing the components.
Step 4:
Click the Finish button to restart the computer.
Then the driver installation is completed.
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3.2.
Display Properties Pages
Display Settings (Resolutions and Color Quality for Windows)
To access Display Settings page, right-click on desktop and select Personalize, then the Personalization
windows will show up. Select Display Settings to adjust the screen resolution and color quality settings.
You can move the slider to change the resolution.
You can click the item to change the color quality.
Click the Advanced button for advanced settings.
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Software Installation
3.3.
Accessing NVIDIA Control Panel
After installation of the display driver, right-click on the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
The NVIDIA Control Panel is used to configure all your graphics card settings.
Right-click on the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
Or you can right-click on the desktop and select Personalize, and then the Control Panel\Appearance Personalization\Personalization window will show up. Select Display Settings. When the Display Settings
dialog box appears, click Advanced Settings.
After clicking the Advanced Settings button in Display Settings, you'll see the Generic PnP Monitor and
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Properties dialog box.Click the GeForce GTX 580 tab to access the NVIDIA
Control Panel.
On the GeForce GTX 580 tab page, click Start the NVIDIA
Control Panel to launch the NVIDIA Control Panel.
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Select the view of the NVIDIA Control Panel that is
most appropriate for you.
 Standard Settings
 Advanced Settings
The following pages provide details on configuring
advanced settings.
In the NVIDIA Control Panel, select a category to alter
specific NVIDIA display settings.
The categories are:
 3D Settings
 Display
 Video
In the NVIDIA Control Panel, change a view if you
want.
The supported modes are:
 Standard
 Advanced
 Custom
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Software Installation
3D Settings
Tasks in the 3D Settings pages allow you to do the following:
• Change the image and rendering settings of your 3D applications and games that utilize Direct3D and
OpenGL technology.
• Override the shipped clocked frequencies of your GPU and GPU memory to increase your GPU performance.
• Assign specific 3D settings to a game so that these settings automatically load when a game is launched.
 Adjust Image Settings with Preview
If you are unfamiliar with 3D technology or not
an advanced graphics user, use the Adjust Image Settings with Preview page to preview any
changes you make for improved image quality
and rendering.
(Note 1)
 Manage 3D Settings
The Manage 3D Settings page enables you to
establish default 3D settings to use for all your
Direct3D or OpenGL applications and to establish a unique set of 3D settings for a particular
game or application.
 Set PhysX confiquration
(Note 1) This item is present only in Advanced view mode.
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NVIDIA® PhysX® is a powerful physics engine
that can utilize GPU acceleration to provide
amazing real-time physics effects.
Display
A variety of display features enable you to further manipulate and configure your display settings to optimize
the use of your displays. Tasks in the Display pages allow you to do the following:
• Move CRT screen position
• Change resolution
• Adjust desktop color settings
• Rotate display
• Manage custom resolutions (Note)
• Set up multiple displays
 Change Resolution
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Using the Change Resolution controls, you
can change the color setting, reduce screen
flickering, or adjust the amount of information
appearing on your display.
Software Installation
 Adjust Desktop Color Settings
Use this page to set the contrast, sharpness,
and color depth (Digital Vibrance) of the images
on your desktop. These changes will not affect
any video playback. To change video color settings, go to Adjust Video Color Settings under
the Video and TV section from the Start page.
 Adjust Desktop Color Settings
You can adjust desktop color settings for your
displays or enhance picture quality if you are using televisions.
 Rotate Display
(Note) This item is present only in Advanced view mode.
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The NVIDIA Rotate features enable you to
change the orientation of your desktop to portrait,
landscape, and inverted modes. This is useful if
you have rotated your physical display and need
to rotate the desktop to match the orientation of
your display.
 Set Up Multiple Displays
NVIDIA nView technology enables you to view
your desktop in one of several multi-display
modes to make the best use of the displays
(monitors) that are connected to your computer.
Dual-Monitor Setup
You can set the display to output from two monitors on the Set Up Multiple Displays page.
Select your preferred nView display modes here.
• Only use one display (Single)
• The same on both display (Clone)
• Configured independently from each other
(Dualview)
• As one large horizontal desktop (Horizontal span) (Note)
• As one large vertical desktop (Vertical span) (Note)
(1) The same on both display (Clone)
Clone mode indicates that both displays in the display
pair show images of the same desktop.
Clone Mode
(2) Configured independently from each other (Dualview)
Dualview mode indicates that both displays in the
display pair function as one virtual desktop. Unlike
Horizontal Span or Vertical Span mode, Dualview
treats each display as a separate device. This means
that the taskbar will not be stretched across displays
and 3D applications are not accelerated as efficiently
as when the application spans displays.
Dualview Mode
(Note) This item is present only in Windows XP.
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(3) As one large horizontal desktop (Horizontal span) (Note 1)
Horizontal Span mode indicates that both displays in
the display pair function as one wide virtual desktop.
The width of each display is half the width of the total
virtual desktop width.
Horizontal Span Mode
(4) As one large vertical desktop
(Vertical span) (Note 1)
Vertical Span mode indicates that both displays in the
display pair function as one tall virtual desktop. The
height of each display is half the height of the total
virtual desktop height.
Vertical Span Mode
Display
Matrix
Model
CRT(Note 2)+HDMI
CRT+DVI(Note 2)
DVI+HDMI
DVI+HDMI+CRT
DVI +DVI
CRT+CRT(Note 2)
GV-N580UD-3GI
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
GV-N580UD-15I
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
(Note 1) This item is present only in Windows XP.
(Note 2) By a DVI-to-D-Sub adapter.
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Video & Television
Video and television features are similar to those for analog for optimal viewing. Tasks in the Video & Television pages allow you to do the following:
• Adjust your television picture quality and video color settings for the best possible viewing in its environment.
• Change the position and size of the desktop video to best fit your television screen.
 Adjust Video Color Settings
Use the controls on this page to fine tune the
color settings for video content on your display.
Select one of the test images to monitor your
changes. For best results, play a video while you
make adjustment to view the changes as they
happen.
 Adjust Video Image Settings
Use the controls on this page to fine tune the
image settings for video content on your display.
You can choose to use inverse telecine, adjust
edge sharpness, or apply noise filtering. For best
results, play a video while you make adjustment
to view the changes as they happen.
Note:
Support for some features under Windows Vista is
in development and may not be available with your
ForceWare graphics driver version. Consult the release notes for updated information on
supported features.
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Software Installation
4. Troubleshooting Tips
The following troubleshooting tips may help if you experience problems. Contact your dealer or GIGABYTE
for more advanced troubleshooting information.
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Check that the card is seated properly in the PCI Express x16 slot.
Ensure that the display cable is securely fastened to the card's display connector.
Make sure that the monitor and computer are plugged in and receiving power.
If necessary, disable any built-in graphics capabilities on your motherboard. For more information, consult your computer's manual or manufacturer.
(NOTE: Some manufacturers do not allow the built-in graphics to be disabled or to become the secondary display.)
Make sure you selected the appropriate display device and graphics card when you install the graphics driver.
Restart your computer.
Press <F8> on your keyboard after system starts up. When the Windows Advanced Options Menu appears, select Safe Mode and press <Enter>.
After getting into Safe Mode, in Device Manager check whether the driver for the graphics card is correct.
For more assistance, use the Troubleshooting Guide located in the Windows Help or contact your computer manufacturer.
If you are not able to find the desired monitor color/resolution settings:
The color and screen resolution options available for selection depend on the graphics card
being installed.
If necessary, adjust your monitor's setting using monitor's adjust panel to make the screen look
focused, crisp, and sharp. (Please refer to the monitor's manual.)
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5. Appendix
5.1. How to Reflash the BIOS in MS-DOS Mode
1. Extract the downloaded Zip file to your hard disk(s) or floppy disk. This procedure assumes drive A.
2. Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode. (You may need a startup disk to restart the computer in
MS-DOS mode.)
3. Change the command prompt to A:\>.
4. To back up the current BIOS, at the A:\> prompt, type[BIOS flash utility name] -s [BIOS
file name] (example: gvf19 -s n580UD15I.F1) and press Enter.
5. To flash BIOS, at the A:\> prompt, type[BIOS flash utility name] -p [BIOS file
name] (example: gvf19 -p n580UD15I.F2) and press Enter.
6. Wait until it's done, then restart your computer.
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Appendix
5.2. Resolutions and Color Depth Tables
GeForce GTX 580 Single Display Standard Modes
Display
Screen
Resolution
320 x 200
320 x 240
400 x 300
480 x 360
512 x 384
640 x 400 (16:10)
640 x 480
720 x 480
720 x 576
800 x 600
848 x 480 960 x 600 (16:10)
1024 x 768
1088 x 612 (16:9)
1152 x 864
1280 x 720 (16:9)
1280 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 960
1280 x 1024
1360 x 768
1600 x 900 (16:9)
1600 x 1024
Refresh
Rate
(Hz)
60~75
60~75
60~75
60~75
60~75
60~75
60~240
60
50~60
60~240
60~240
60~240
60~200
240
60~200
240
60~170
200
60~150
170
60~150
170
60~150
170
60~150
170
60~150
170
60~150
170
60~120
140~150
60~100
120
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Color Depth (bpp)
8bpp(256 color)
Standard mode
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16bpp(65K color)
High mode
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32bpp(16.7M)
True mode
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To be continued...
Display
Screen
Resolution
1600 x 1200
1920 x 1080 (16:9)
1920 x 1200 (16:10)
1920 x 1440
2048 x 1536
2560 x 1600
(Dual-Link)
Refresh
Rate
(Hz)
60~100
120
60~85
100
60~85
100
60~85
60~85
60
Color Depth (bpp)
8bpp(256 color)
Standard mode
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High mode
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True mode
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* This table is for reference only. The actual resolutions supported depend on the monitor you use.
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Appendix
5.3. Regulatory Statements
Regulatory Notices
This document must not be copied without our written permission, and the contents there of must not be
imparted to a third party nor be used for any unauthorized purpose. Contravention will be prosecuted. We
believe that the information contained herein was accurate in all respects at the time of printing. GIGABYTE
cannot, however, assume any responsibility for errors or omissions in this text. Also note that the information
in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by GIGABYTE.
Our Commitment to Preserving the Environment
In addition to high-efficiency performance, all GIGABYTE motherboards fulfill European Union regulations
for RoHS (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and WEEE
(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) environmental directives, as well as most major worldwide safety
requirements. To prevent releases of harmful substances into the environment and to maximize the use of
our natural resources, GIGABYTE provides the following information on how you can responsibly recycle or
reuse most of the materials in your "end of life" product.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive Statement
GIGABYTE products have not intended to add and safe from hazardous substances (Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr+6,
PBDE and PBB). The parts and components have been carefully selected to meet RoHS requirement. Moreover, we at GIGABYTE are continuing our efforts to develop products that do not use internationally banned
toxic chemicals.
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive Statement
GIGABYTE will fulfill the national laws as interpreted from the 2002/96/EC WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive. The WEEE Directive specifies the treatment, collection, recycling and disposal of
electric and electronic devices and their components. Under the Directive, used equipment must be marked,
collected separately, and disposed of properly.
WEEE Symbol Statement
The symbol shown below is on the product or on its packaging, which indicates that this product
must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead, the device should be taken to the waste
collection centers for activation of the treatment, collection, recycling and disposal procedure.
The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help
to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for
recycling, please contact your local government office, your household waste disposal service or where you
purchased the product for details of environmentally safe recycling.
 When your electrical or electronic equipment is no longer useful to you, "take it back" to your local or regional waste collection administration for recycling.
 If you need further assistance in recycling, reusing in your "end of life" product, you may contact us at the
Customer Care number listed in your product's user's manual and we will be glad to help you with your effort.
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Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the
energy-saving features of this product (where applicable), recycling the inner and outer packaging (including
shipping containers) this product was delivered in, and by disposing of or recycling used batteries properly.
With your help, we can reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce electrical and electronic
equipment, minimize the use of landfills for the disposal of "end of life" products, and generally improve our
quality of life by ensuring that potentially hazardous substances are not released into the environment and
are disposed of properly.
China Restriction of Hazardous Substances Table
The following table is supplied in compliance with China's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (China
RoHS) requirements:
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