PCPer v4.0 Giveaway: ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II Graphics Card

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Graphics Cards | May 22, 2011 - 09:16 PM |
Tagged: gtx 570, giveaway, contest, asus

As you can no doubt tell, PC Perspective got a HUGE and much needed facelift recently to what we are internally calling "PC Perspective v4.0".  I know there are still some kinks to work out and we are actively addressing any feedback from our readers in this comment thread.  

But we want to celebrate the launch of the new site in style!!  Some of our site sponsors have very generously offered up some prizes for us to give out throughout the coming days...

The tenth (!!) prize is a wicked ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II card that is a triple-slot design and that supports 3D Vision Surround out of the box!

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What do you have to do to win this wonderful piece of hardware?

Couldn't be easier: post a comment in this post thanking ASUS for its sponsorship of PC Perspective as well as what feature in a graphics card you would most like to see in the future.  Be creative! You should probably have a registered account or at least be sure you include your email address in the appropriate field so we can contact you!

Source: ASUS
May 23, 2011 | 10:17 AM - Posted by darkreize

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective. You have been providing us with great services and products for years now.

I believe that ASUS has been giving us top notch products. What I am very pleased with your dedication in giving us your custom line of video cards and in introducing innovative products.

I personally would like to see more efficient video cards that use less power but performs just as well as the competition. In this time that we are pushing green products it would be well to focus on bringing out efficient and innovative products that not only performs well but also helps us save the environment as well. More power to you ASUS.

May 23, 2011 | 10:20 AM - Posted by b00k

Thanks to ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective. I would like to see a more compact & standard graphics card design so that it can fit in whatever case I have instead of having to worry whether the card I buy can fit in or not.

May 23, 2011 | 10:26 AM - Posted by jefkz

Thanks Asus. Faster, cooler, quiet, cheaper.

May 23, 2011 | 10:26 AM - Posted by patrobic

WOW that is a sick looking card!!!! Asus has such a wonderful sense of design and power, overall simply great products!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Asus for sponsoring such a great site as PCPer!!!! :)

May 23, 2011 | 10:47 AM - Posted by iBaliw

Thanks ASUS for supporting PCPer

May 23, 2011 | 10:50 AM - Posted by 0156 (not verified)

Thank you Asus for supporting PCPer during the launch of the new digs. Through the years many reviews have been done on ASUS hardware. Being relatively picky I have ended up with many ASUS parts in my machines. Its good to see quality reviews and now to see quality companies like ASUS backing up places like PCPER.
One thing I like about this card as well as other new gen cards is that power efficiency is being considered. I would love to see that be a primary focus for card makers going forward.

May 23, 2011 | 11:30 AM - Posted by djskinnyb

Thanks ASUS for supporting PCPer. Smaller, faster, cheaper, cooler, quieter. Better/quicker linux support. A more "open" type of product (drivers/etc).

May 23, 2011 | 11:32 AM - Posted by Ryan Tucker (not verified)

Asus thanks for sponsoring this site. Would love to see how that card performs on my GIS workstation!

May 23, 2011 | 11:40 AM - Posted by Repins (not verified)

ASUS coming through for PCPer and all my fellow frequent readers, thanks a lot. In the future I would like to see the option to add a custom cover opposite the side of the cooler which would have no purpose other than to have a personalized signature engraved. Thanks again ASUS.

May 23, 2011 | 11:40 AM - Posted by Tom Terrific (not verified)

Thanks Asus for sponsoring this most awesome PC Perspective website. I learn so much here.

I would like to see a video card with a built in sound card with the option for wireless headphones. Maybe as an extra a programmable timer/alarm to remind you when you need to stop for that all important bathroom break. Thanks again.

May 23, 2011 | 11:41 AM - Posted by FeelthySanchez

ASUS ROCKS!! I always start here whrn building-up. Add a commode, beer fridge, universal remote & well ..... heck - ya get the picture ....

May 23, 2011 | 11:52 AM - Posted by CraigStiles (not verified)

Thanks Asus for supporting our tech sites! For what I want to see in a video card, you guys should be the first to make an external video card you can hook up through a Thunderbolt port. As far as just general things, better fans for quieter cards are always nice.

May 23, 2011 | 11:58 AM - Posted by sh4un

The price, performance, noise, and temperature of the GPU at full speed are my top considerations, in order.

One feature i would like to see, is a way to move the power connector so that i could hide the wires in my case better. maybe at the end of the card close to the bottom, so it can tuck through one of the cut-outs in my case? Or, can more power run through the PCIe slot? v3.0? Just rambling ideas.

May 23, 2011 | 12:00 PM - Posted by sh4un

And thank you Asus for sponsoring one of my top websites for researching up-coming purchases for my current build.

May 23, 2011 | 12:08 PM - Posted by havik2k

Thanks ASUS for your sponsorship of PCPer and this great giveaway. I would love to see a video card come with a special mini-monitor to put on your desktop that can display custom system data (like the logitech keyboards).

May 23, 2011 | 12:10 PM - Posted by raidergeek (not verified)

ASUS just wanted to thank you for making graet topnotch hardware as we speak i'm using your p5q pro with a dual core over clock @4.2gigs! it's a awesome board and thanks for sponsoring PCPer! They are a awesome group.

May 23, 2011 | 12:33 PM - Posted by halbot42

thanks asus, hopefully 15 years of buying motherboards from them will pay off. I want to see someone make a video card with a closed loop water cooling setup like the corsair h70 does for cpu.

May 23, 2011 | 12:58 PM - Posted by greggm2000

Thanks, ASUS, for supporting PCPer.

What I'd like to see as an option (attachable?) for your high-end GPUs is a large passive cooler that swings up 90 degrees, so that a large fan (14"+) on the side of the system case would be directly overhead and could cool the card. While this wouldn't be a silent solution, the larger the fan the slower it needs to go, so it would be pretty close. Otherwise, keep bringing out the improved cooling solutions such as the DirectCU 2 that this card contains.

Alternatively, how about an external solution for GPUs, where all that's inside the case grpahicswise is enough card to connect external stackable individually coolable GPU modules to the PCI-E bus. I'd pay extra for that, and you could use your solution with laptops too.

May 23, 2011 | 01:18 PM - Posted by perksa (not verified)

I have always been an ATI fan but that 570 sure looks like a nice card. I would love to have it :)

May 23, 2011 | 01:30 PM - Posted by klatch

Thanks ASUS! I'd ask you work with software vendors to get CUDA into more video editing applications and work to improve the quality of the stuff it is outputting. Also, as always, work on power efficiency at load, idle, and casual use.

May 23, 2011 | 01:32 PM - Posted by James Jacob (not verified)

Ahh thank you Asus and PCPer for the contest. I haven't won one yet. Believe me this would be a huge upgrade. I silent high performance card might be fun.

May 23, 2011 | 01:44 PM - Posted by Dreadteir

Thank You Asus for supporting PC Perspective!

I'd Like to see an attachment for a video card that would project an image onto a wall, bonus points if it could be used as an improvised desktop display!

May 23, 2011 | 01:45 PM - Posted by Dunecatfish

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective. I would like a low power, high performance and wireless graphics card.

May 23, 2011 | 01:49 PM - Posted by Greg Kovacs (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PCPer!

My dream feature in a video card is realtime radiosity calculations, that would add great realism to games.

May 23, 2011 | 02:03 PM - Posted by Log1c (not verified)

Thanks Asus. Now let's put that baby in my computer!

May 23, 2011 | 02:06 PM - Posted by Yoshio (not verified)

Thanks for Asus to supporting the Pcper team. Its a great resource to learn and be tuned to the latest almostly daily news on new gpus. I like the new site design, but would be nice if a little more mobile friendly. By the way, love the podcasts. Thanks

May 23, 2011 | 02:26 PM - Posted by jebner

Thanks Asus, quieter and cooler is always a top priority for graphic cards. Style is important as well and your cards are some of the most attractive.

May 23, 2011 | 02:27 PM - Posted by vanster

Thanks to Asus for sponsoring this giveaway. When I want to upgrade my video card I purchase the best bang-for-the-buck card around the $350 price range, which this GTX 570 would be around that price range.
If I was desiging a video card I would put the power connectors at 90-degrees, facing toward the front of the case, rather than facing the side panel. This would look better, provide better cable routing and also allow for the card to fit in smaller width chassis.
I would also look into a creative cooling/fan solution, like putting a fan at the very end of the video card 90-degree to the PCB, then have a fully enclosed funnel cover that directs the air-flow across the heatsink fins and out the rear of the chassis.

May 23, 2011 | 03:18 PM - Posted by Carlos Madrid (not verified)

Thank you Asus for sponsoring such an awesome website! I'm looking forward to putting an ASUS board in my next rig. I think it would be cool to have some UV reactive GPUs

May 23, 2011 | 03:27 PM - Posted by Alexxx (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective , in the future I would love to see more HDMI ports on Graphics cards, this way I can play on my PC monitor and then switch to my home theatre and watch some HD movies without having to always change connections

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