by Shanee Ben-Zur

Once again, we’ve introduced the world’s fastest DirectX 11 GPU. Launched today, the GeForce GTX 580 features 512 CUDA cores, significant improvements to the Fermi architecture and an ingenious new cooling design. It’s the most powerful and power-efficient GPU the world’s ever seen.

Gamers went nuts as Tom Petersen, director of technical marketing, gave a sneak preview this past weekend of the GTX 580 at one of the West Coast’s biggest LAN events, where he showed the first PC gameplay of Call of Duty: Black Ops. You can watch some of that footage below:

For full product specs and to join the conversation about the GTX 580, head over to the GeForce forums where we’ll be responding to your comments.