To satisfy hardcore gamers and extreme overclockers, GV-N580SO-15I is especially designed with GIGABYTE Extreme Dual BIOS technology.GV-N580SO-15I also features WINDFORCE 3X, 14 phase PWM design, OC Guru graphic card smart tuner and voltage read point.101 12MM-N580SO-101R Copyright © 2011 GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD Copyright by GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., ...
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The whole BIOS updating procedure should be treated with extreme caution.
I was about to purchase the MSI GTX580 Lightning card, but it went out of stock at my shop and it can take awhile for new ones to arrive.
Hence, I've looked at the Gigabyte cards, which should perform equally given elements like their Windforce cooling.
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Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver.
Now, essentially there are two choices, the N580UD-15I (no factory overclock) or GV N580SO-15I (standard factory overlock).
I've looked at their specs and really the only difference that I can spot is the fact that the SO version comes with a noticable factory overclock.
Regards, Zaph Probably not a noticeable difference between the cards.