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With the superb performance of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580, why NVIDIA discontinued this single-processor graphics card?
Hello Tony Bailey,
Indeed, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 580 is going to be out of the market soon. As new Graphic Cards emerged in NVIDIA, the once powerful single GPU, the Geforce GTX 580, has now been discontinued in its production by NVIDIA. It will be replaced by a next generation graphics card. Along with its discontinuation, the next generation Kepler based Geforce GTX 680 which is actually Geforce GTX 580's successor is now out in the market.
Consequently, NVIDIA closed GTX 580's production in order for computer gamers and enthusiasts to invest in the new generation of graphics card with NVIDIA rather than buying the GTX 580 which is the previous generation of NVIDIA graphics card. This is much more of a marketing strategy to drag more customers in buying the latest graphic card instead of buying an older one although it is also very capable and powerful.
Well, I assume that the GTX 580 will still be in the market, but surely, it will not be long until it is all sold out or phased out of the market. Anyway, GTX 580 was truly a GPU to be considered. It was even out in the market for a year and 5 months which is actually pretty long in GPU terms. Well, NVIDIA fans out there should also consider investing in the new line of NVIDIA GPU's.
Hope this helps.
You shouldn’t be surprised. This always happens to old or older electronic devices because of recent changes, rapid changes in the market and especially because of the latest versions that were released that totally put aside the old and original models. And it is quite practical to not continue its production anymore since less people are buying it in the market because of newer models’ faster capabilities and features. It becomes outdated in today’s growing number of extremely fast software that will also require a fast graphics accelerator and of course older models will now become incompatible because of this.
Older models like this one will only fit older CPU models as well. But even if they discontinue the production of older models and start the process of phasing them out, these models or versions will still be available in stores that offer refurbished or second hand used CPUs and other computer parts. And it’s pretty much obvious, old models can’t compete with latest models on all parts of it.