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GeForce 500 Series
Release dateNovember 9, 2010; 10 years ago
ModelsGeForce Series
Transistors292M 40 nm (GF119)
  • 585M 40 nm (GF108)
  • 1.170M 40 nm (GF116)
  • 1.950M 40 nm (GF114)
  • 3.000M 40 nm (GF110)
GT 520
GT 530
Mid-rangeGT 545
GTX 550 Ti
GTX 560
GTX 560 Ti
GTX 560-448 Ti
High-endGTX 570
GTX 580
GTX 590
API support
Direct3DDirect3D 12.0 (feature level 11_0)[1]
OpenCLOpenCL 1.1
OpenGLOpenGL 4.6
PredecessorGeForce 400 series
SuccessorGeForce 600 series

GeForce 900 Series: GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960. GeForce 700 Series: GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710, GeForce GT 705. Compatible GeForce 500 Series: - GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510. Compatible GeForce 400 Series. Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

A refresh of the Fermi based GeForce 400 series, the GeForce 500 series is a series of graphics processing units developed by Nvidia, first released on November 9, 2010 with the GeForce GTX 580.


The Nvidia Geforce 500 Series graphics cards are significantly modified versions of the NvidiaGeForce 400 Series graphics cards, in terms of performance and power management. Like the Nvidia GeForce 400 Series graphics cards, the Nvidia Geforce 500 Series graphics cards support DirectX 11.0,OpenGL 4.6, and OpenCL 1.1.

The refreshed Fermi chip includes 512 stream processors, grouped in 16 stream multiprocessors clusters (each with 32 CUDA cores), and is manufactured by TSMC in a 40 nm process.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 graphics card is the first in the Nvidia GeForce 500 Series to use a fully enabled chip based on the refreshed Fermi architecture, with all 16 stream multiprocessors clusters and all six 64-bit memory controllers active. The new GF110 GPU was enhanced with full speed FP16 filtering (the previous generation GF100 GPU could only do half-speed FP16 filtering) and improved z-culling units.

On January 25, 2011, Nvidia launched the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, to target the 'sweet spot' segment where price/performance ratio is considered important. With its more than 30% improvement over the GTX 460, and performance in between the Radeon HD 6870 and 6950 1GB, the GTX 560 Ti directly replaced the GeForce GTX 470.

On February 17, 2011, it was reported that the GeForce GTX 550 Ti would be launching on March 15, 2011. Although the GTX 550 Ti is a GF116 mainstream chip, Nvidia chose to name its new card the GTX 550 Ti, and not the GTS 550. Performance was shown to be at least comparable and up to 12% faster than the current Radeon HD 5770. Price-wise, the new card trod into the range occupied by the GeForce GTX 460 (768 MB) and the Radeon HD 6790.[2]

On March 24, 2011, the GTX 590 was launched as the flagship graphics card for Nvidia. The GTX 590 is a dual-GPU card, similar to past releases such as the GTX 295, and boasted the potential to handle Nvidia's 3D Vision technology by itself.[3]

On April 13, 2011, the GT 520 was launched as the bottom-end card in the range, with lower performance than the equivalent number cards in the two previous generations, the GT 220 and the GT 420.[citation needed] However, it supported DirectX 11 and was more powerful than the GeForce 210, the GeForce 310, and the integrated graphics options on Intel CPUs.

On May 17, 2011, Nvidia launched a less expensive (non-Ti) version of the GeForce GTX 560 to strengthen Nvidia's price-performance in the $200 range. Like the faster GTX 560 Ti that came before it, this video card was also faster than the GeForce GTX 460. Standard versions of this card performed comparably to the AMD Radeon HD 6870, and would eventually replace the GeForce GTX 460. Premium versions of this card operate at higher speed (factory overclocked), and are slightly faster than the Radeon 6870, approaching the performance of basic versions of the Radeon HD 6950 and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

On November 28, 2011, Nvidia launched the 'GTX560Ti With 448 Cores'.[4] However, it does not use the silicon of the GTX560 series: it is a GF110 chip with two shader blocks disabled. The most powerful version of the 560 series, this card was widely known to be a 'limited production' card and was used as a marketing tool making use of the popularity of the GTX560 brand for the 2011 Holiday season. The performance of the card resides between the regular 560Ti and 570.

Counterfeit Usage[edit]

The cards of this generation, particularly the smaller length 550TI model, are common cards of choice by counterfeit re-sellers, who take the cards and edit their BIOS chips to have them report as more modern cards such as the GTX 1060 and 1060TI models. These cards are then sold via EBAY, Taobao, Aliexpress and Wish.Com by the scammer. They may have a minimum of functionality to ensure at a first glance they appear legitimate, but defects caused by the fake bios, manufacturing and software issues will almost always cause crashes in modern games & applications, and if not, the performance will still be extremely poor. [5]


An EVGA GTX 590 classified

GeForce 500 (5xx) series[edit]

  • 1Unified shaders : Texture mapping units : Render output units
  • 2 Each Streaming Multiprocessor (SM) in the GPU of GF110 architecture contains 32 SPs and 4 SFUs. Each Streaming Multiprocessor (SM) in the GPU of GF114/116/118 architecture contains 48 SPs and 8 SFUs. Each SP can fulfil up to two single precision operations FMA per clock. Each SFU can fulfil up to four operations SF per clock. The approximate ratio of operations FMA to operations SF is equal 4:1. The theoretical shader performance in single-precision floating point operations (FMA)[FLOPSsp, GFLOPS] of the graphics card with shader count [n] and shader frequency [f, GHz], is estimated by the following: FLOPSsp ˜ f × n × 2. Alternative formula: FLOPS sp ˜ f × m × (32 SPs × 2(FMA)). [m] – SM count. Total Processing Power: FLOPSsp ˜ f × m × (32 SPs × 2(FMA) + 4 × 4 SFUs) or FLOPSsp ˜ f × n × 2.5.
  • 3 Each SM in the GF110 contains 4 texture filtering units for every texture address unit. The complete GF110 die contains 64 texture address units and 256 texture filtering units.[6] Each SM in the GF114/116/118 architecture contains 8 texture filtering units for every texture address unit but has doubled both addressing and filtering units.

All products are produced using a 40 nm fabrication process.All products support DirectX 12.0, OpenGL 4.6 and OpenCL 1.1.

ModelLaunchCode nameTransistors (Million)Die size (mm2)SM countCore config1,3Clock rateFillrateMemory ConfigurationCompute capabilityGFLOPs (FMA)2TDP (watts)Launch Price
Core (MHz)Shader (MHz)Memory (MHz)Pixel (GP/s)Texture (GT/s)Size (MB)Bandwidth (GB/s)DRAM typeBus width (bit)USDGBP
GeForce 510?GF119?79PCIe 2.0 x16148:8:4523104617962.094.181024
GeForce GT 520April 12, 2011GF119?79PCIe 2.0 x16148:8:4810162018003.246.51024
GeForce GT 530May 14, 2011GF108585116PCIe 2.0 x16296:16:8700140018005.611.21024
GeForce GT 545 DDR3May 14, 2011GF1161170238PCIe 2.0 x163144:24:247201440180017.2817.281536
GeForce GT 545 GDDR5May 14, 2011GF1161170238PCIe 2.0 x163144:24:168701740399613.9220.88102462.4GDDR51282.1501.1105OEMOEM
GeForce GTX 550 TiMarch 15, 2011GF1161170238PCIe 2.0 x164192:32:249001800410421.628.81024
GeForce GTX 555May 14, 2011GF1141950332PCIe 2.0 x166288:48:24736147238288.835.3102491.9GDDR51922.1847.9150OEMOEM
GeForce GTX 560 SEMarch 2012GF1141950360PCIe 2.0 x166288:48:247361472382817.735.3102492GDDR51922.1847.9150?£100
GeForce GTX 560May 17, 2011GF1141950360PCIe 2.0 x167336:56:32810-9501620-19004004-448825.945.4-49.81024
GeForce GTX 560 TiJanuary 25, 2011GF1141950360PCIe 2.0 x168384:64:328221645400826.352.611024
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 CoreNovember 28, 2011GF1103000520PCIe 2.0 x1614448:56:407321464380029.28411280152GDDR53202.01311.7210$289£239.99
GeForce GTX 570December 7, 2010GF1103000520PCIe 2.0 x1615480:60:407321464380029.2843.921280
GeForce GTX 580November 9, 2010GF1103000[9]520[9]PCIe 2.0 x1616512:64:487721544400837.0649.411536
GeForce GTX 590March 24, 20112× GF1102× 30002× 520PCIe 2.0 x1632[11]1024:128:96[12]60712153414[12]58.75[12]77.72× 1536[11]327.7GDDR52x3842.02488.3365$699£570[11]

GeForce 500M (5xxM) series[edit]

The GeForce 500M series for notebook architecture.

  • 1Unified shaders : Texture mapping units : Render output units
ModelLaunchCode nameFab (nm)Core config1Clock speedFillrateMemoryAPI support (version)Processing Power2
TDP (watts)Notes
Core (MHz)Shader (MHz)Memory (MHz)Pixel (GP/s)Texture (GT/s)Size (MiB)Bandwidth (GB/s)Bus typeBus width (bit)DirectXOpenGLOpenCLVulkan
GeForce GT 520MJanuary 5, 2011GF11940PCIe 2.0 x1648:8:4740148016002.965.92102412.8DDR36412.0
GeForce GT 520MGF10840PCIe 2.0 x1696:16:4515103016002.068.24102412.8DDR364197.7620Noticed in Lenovo laptops
GeForce GT 520MXMay 30, 2011GF11940PCIe 2.0 x1648:8:4900180018003.67.2102414.4DDR364172.820
GeForce GT 525MJanuary 5, 2011GF10840PCIe 2.0 x1696:16:4600120018002.49.6102428.8DDR3128230.420-23
GeForce GT 540MJanuary 5, 2011GF10840PCIe 2.0 x1696:16:4672134418002.68810.752102428.8DDR3128258.04832-35
GeForce GT 550MJanuary 5, 2011GF10840PCIe 2.0 x1696:16:4740148018002.9611.84102428.8DDR3128284.1632-35
GeForce GT 555MJanuary 5, 2011GF106
40PCIe 2.0 x16144:24:24
GeForce GTX 560MMay 30, 2011GF11640PCIe 2.0 x16192:32:16
1536, 3072
GeForce GTX 570M[13]June 28, 2011GF11440PCIe 2.0 x16336:56:245751150300013.832.2153672.0GDDR5192772.875
GeForce GTX 580MJune 28, 2011GF11440PCIe 2.0 x16384:64:326201240300019.839.7204896.0GDDR5256952.3100
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Chipset table[edit]

Discontinued support[edit]

Nvidia announced that after Release 390 drivers, it will no longer release 32-bit drivers for 32-bit operating systems.[14]

Nvidia announced in April 2018 that Fermi will transition to legacy driver support status and be maintained until January 2019.[15]

See also[edit]


  • David Kanter (September 30, 2009). 'Inside Fermi: Nvidia's HPC Push'. Retrieved December 16, 2010.


  1. ^Killian, Zak (July 3, 2017). 'Nvidia finally lets Fermi GPU owners enjoy DirectX 12'. Tech Report. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  2. ^'GeForce GTX 550 Ti To Launch On 15 March'.
  3. ^'ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 graphics card reviewed and rated'. Hexus. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  4. ^'GeForce GTX560Ti With 448 cores review'.
  5. ^Burke, Steve. 'Fake 'GTX 1050 1GB' Scam GPU Benchmark & Review'. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  6. ^Nvidia's GeForce GTX 580: Fermi Refined
  7. ^'Gainward GeForce® GTX 560 2048MB'.
  8. ^Tarinder Sandhu (May 19, 2011). 'ASUS (NVIDIA) GeForce GTX 560 graphics-card review'.
  9. ^ abRyan Smith (November 9, 2010). 'Nvidia's GeForce GTX 580: Fermi Refined'.
  10. ^Techpowerup Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 1536 MB
  11. ^ abc'NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 Details Leaked!'. March 21, 2011.
  12. ^ abc'GeForce GTX 590 3GB Specifications'. March 24, 2011.
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External links[edit]

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347.25 WHQL
Fecha de Lanzamiento: 2015.1.22
Sistema Operativo: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
Lenguaje: Español (América Latina)
Tamaño: 342.82 MB
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GeForce 900 Series:

GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960

GeForce 700 Series:

GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720

GeForce 600 Series:

GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605
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GeForce 500 Series:

GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

GeForce 400 Series:

GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420