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!

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May 22, 2011 | 09:27 PM - Posted by Nick Jones (not verified)

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway Asus! Have always loved your graphics cards! One of the features I would like to see would be a high performance card like this as time progresses to get smaller. I love low profile cases, but most of the time I am forced to use large cases to house a nice graphics card. Just a thought. I love seeing faster cards in smaller packages!

May 22, 2011 | 09:27 PM - Posted by snowbound999

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective. Would like a video card have a feature that would make coffee so I would not have to get up from the computer to get one. ;-)

May 22, 2011 | 09:29 PM - Posted by Oin Taylor (not verified)

Thanks ASUS! Smaller faster cheaper

May 22, 2011 | 09:33 PM - Posted by Wayne Dixon (not verified)

I'd love to have a new GPU to replace my Radeon 4850 with its noisy fan,

May 23, 2011 | 10:14 AM - Posted by gazornenplat

Haha, yes! I have a 4850X2 right now and it is SO LOUD!

Thanks, ASUS, for sponsoring PC Perspective. Lower GPU temeperatures and quieter cooling are always welcome.

I have a need to downscale a large technical app (runs natively at about 1280x1024 - can not be changed) to be visible on a laptop with a max 1024x768 resolution. This prevents me from working at home due to the laptop's resolution. If there was a way to emulate a larger resolution desktop area, but scale it down to fit on my screen (the readability is actually fine to sacrfice for my particular need), that would be amazing, especially if it could be app-specific. There may be some software apps out there, but hardware support would be great. Another option would be to scroll/pan around a larger desktop.

May 22, 2011 | 09:35 PM - Posted by constantino

Thanks Asus!!!!

The DirectCU cards is amazing!!!

May 22, 2011 | 09:36 PM - Posted by Phill360 (not verified)

Thanks Asus for sponsering PC Per. I'd love to have this great card to place in my new sandybridge machine im building tomorrow

May 22, 2011 | 09:37 PM - Posted by Joshua Delaughter (not verified)

I've been holding out with my HD 3850 for a while now, this would be a great upgrade.

Things that could improve on GPU's could be more applications to support these new technologies such as Direct CU, etc.

Perhaps some sort of push from the GPU manufacturers on software devs to take more advantage of special features.

May 22, 2011 | 09:39 PM - Posted by rmadball

Thank you Asus for making such wonderful cards today. Your one of my choices when I'm selecting a new card for new builds.

May 22, 2011 | 09:40 PM - Posted by omegadoom13

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective! IDK... I know some enthusiasts like water cooling. Perhaps design a card that gives enthusiasts an option to take advantage of their water cooling setup.

May 22, 2011 | 09:41 PM - Posted by Jeffrey L Goatley (not verified)

Thanks Asus for giving PC Per the chance to help one of use geeks win this Super Fast GTX 570 Graphic Card! Somebody's going to be a Happy Camputer!

May 22, 2011 | 09:43 PM - Posted by Dreamkiller76

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway Asus!

May 22, 2011 | 09:45 PM - Posted by MrBlack

Thanks Asus for the chance to win this awesome Beast of Card! If it's not too much trouble, could you add a built-in projector on the card so wouldn't need a monitor at all -just point the PC at the wall :P

May 22, 2011 | 09:46 PM - Posted by John Janis (not verified)

I think everyone who follows PCPerspective thanks ASUS for their sponsorship of an informative and yet entertaining
internet resource that is PCPerspective.
A feature I would like to see on Nvidia based GPU's is
the ability to run 3 monitors off of one GPU.
The Asus Geforce GTX 570 Direct CU II looks like a real
nice card. Too bad it won't fit in my case a CoolerMaster
Storm Scout it can only handle cards up to 10.6".
Well, I guess if I won I would just have to do a
new build! :-)

May 22, 2011 | 09:48 PM - Posted by Darkstryke

Thanks ASUS for coming to the plate and helping out a good site & crew. For video cards, it's all about 30" gaming.

May 22, 2011 | 09:48 PM - Posted by fr05ty

To ASUS, PC Per wants us to say thank you for supporting them and giving them trinkets to give away but i feel that thank you is not enough so im going to offer myself as a sacrifice..... just kidding I have owned ASUS M/B and Video cards for years now and they have never let me down,

so thank you for supporting PC Per

May 22, 2011 | 09:52 PM - Posted by RushManiac

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective. One feature I would love to see would be a new technology where you can use additional Nvidia cards together and then combine their power together. It would be different than SLI because you could use different Nvidia cards, i.e. GTX 570 + GTX 260. That would be cool!!

May 22, 2011 | 09:53 PM - Posted by Jim (not verified)

Thank you ASUS! As soon as I have the cash, you'll be part of my build - no doubt. How about a tube to direct all that heat to a footwarmer under the desk? Would be great in the Minnesota winter. :)

May 22, 2011 | 10:05 PM - Posted by fketchum

Love the site, Love ASUS, would love to have the card

May 22, 2011 | 10:06 PM - Posted by Chaitanya Shukla (not verified)

Thanks Asus.
Also does anyone really win in these?

May 22, 2011 | 10:07 PM - Posted by DavidW (not verified)

Thanks Asus for being a sponsor of PCper. How well does that Asus space heater work? =)

May 22, 2011 | 10:41 PM - Posted by wcr3d

Thank you Asus for sponsoring pcper podcast!!!

May 22, 2011 | 10:44 PM - Posted by Rick (not verified)


May 22, 2011 | 10:53 PM - Posted by ChangWang

+1 to Asus, I own a lot if your products. TY for sponsoring PCPer

May 22, 2011 | 11:13 PM - Posted by markyz07

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PCPer!
If I win this card, I'll replace my GTX 460 with this and give my 460 to my sis cuz she has an aging videocard so both of us can play Portal 2 in all its glory! =)

The feature I want to see on future video cards would be a more quiet fan and a reverse design with fans facing upwards. So instead of seeing the green board of our vid cards on most cases with side window, we'll see the big fans of our vid cards =)

May 22, 2011 | 11:05 PM - Posted by Ray Found (not verified)

A big thanks to ASUS for sponsoring PCPER... Its so important that they value the enthusiast crowd.. good on them.

Now, for graphics card: I want a high-performing card that is QUIET.... even if it means a huge fan and heatsink... I know water cooling is one answer, but I want simpler.


May 22, 2011 | 11:21 PM - Posted by FDinolfo (not verified)

Thanks to Asus and PCPer for this contest.

One feature of a graphics card I'd love to see in the future is realtime raytracing. Yeah I know, not likely to happen, but we can dream, right?

May 22, 2011 | 11:29 PM - Posted by slugbug55

A big thank you to Asus for sponsoring this giveaway. One thing I would like to see on a videocard is a reversed design with the cooling fan on the opposite side. I never understood why manufacturers design a custom cooling shroud with gorgeous graphics and once installed we can't see it through our side panel windows.

May 22, 2011 | 11:33 PM - Posted by Andaru (not verified)

Hey Asus! Thanks for sponsoring pcper! The only place I look for video card reviews! Something I would love to see in a video card is silent or quit high performance video card. If you guys made something like this I would buy it right away!

May 22, 2011 | 11:44 PM - Posted by KTL

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PCPer. This will sound crazy, but how about a "single" card with dual PCIe x16 connections with a custom cooler sandwiched between 4 GPUs on the "top" and "bottom" sides (2 each) of each PCB.

May 22, 2011 | 11:49 PM - Posted by itserix

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective. I would like to see an integrated liquid cooler on the ultra high-end graphics card in the future :D

May 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM - Posted by ruxjaye

Triple slot??!!! Do I have room? Ill make room Crazy Crazy, thanks to PCPer and all their supporters!

May 23, 2011 | 12:11 AM - Posted by James86

Thanks ASUS for the giveaway I'd love to fold with that card and like others have said a shroud or heatsink on the top so we can see it thru our side window

May 23, 2011 | 12:13 AM - Posted by Aeolyn (not verified)

Asus, thank you so much for sponsoring this site, which is my go-to site. Without your sponsorship I would have been lost many a time. For a future graphics card feature, I would love the merging of SLI and Crossfire into one standard so I could use 2 card from either nVidea or AMD together. That would be wonderful.

May 23, 2011 | 12:16 AM - Posted by Caleb (not verified)

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway Asus! I really want to see some great external graphics solutions for notebooks. Given the bandwidth that the new thunderbolt ports have, I would love to be able to dock my laptop to a sweet graphics card for gaming, and then be able to undock it to take with me on the go for great battery life and portability. Keep up the good products!

May 23, 2011 | 12:23 AM - Posted by imagination

Thank you ASUS for the prize, you guys exceed my expectations with every new product. Be sure to do the same with the next gpu - with maybe a oc button on the gpu pcb. of course a safe oc. that would come in hand for everyone who wants oc but doesn`t know too much about it.

May 23, 2011 | 12:34 AM - Posted by DashTrash

Thank you Asus! I would like to see more use of the power of graphics cards for video transcoding. And more eyecandy in games to challenge our high end cards!

May 23, 2011 | 12:34 AM - Posted by daakers

Thank you Asus for the support of PC Perspective. Helps keep this great site going.

May 23, 2011 | 12:40 AM - Posted by Techzen

Asus has always stood for ever improving quality. The same goes for PCPer. Such a great match together. Thank you Asus for sponsoring PCPer. And thank you PCPer for bringing us such great information.

May 23, 2011 | 12:45 AM - Posted by Buyers (not verified)

Holy crap, 3 slots. Better run cool for that size. Thanks asus for continued sponsorship. And for my gpu feedback, i'd like to see the ability to utilize all the outputs simultaneously.

May 23, 2011 | 12:56 AM - Posted by jblobner

Looks like a great card. I might be giving it a ride because I just burned up a brand new MSI R6950 tein frozr II. (Back to Frys)

New feature...I would like see powerful gaming card that includes a TV tuner maybe even a cable card slot. I've got a lot of devices and not enough slots.

ASUS thanks for support the real gamers!!!

May 23, 2011 | 12:56 AM - Posted by wyldtek

Thanks ASUS! The more displays I can use the better!

May 23, 2011 | 12:58 AM - Posted by flight46

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective! Would love to see more power efficient cards in the future!

May 23, 2011 | 01:22 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks for sponsoring PCPER ASUS!! Definitly would like to see more liquid cooled variations of GFX cards.

May 23, 2011 | 01:52 AM - Posted by buburuza76

thanks for the prize ASUS and PCPER as well. some stock water cooling would be a nice new feature.

May 23, 2011 | 01:56 AM - Posted by iamstarfox

Thanks going out to ASUS for providing a great graphic card to be given away to celebrate the new PC Perspective web site!

Ever notice that big graphic cards tend to hang low in the case, since they're only connected via one PCIE slot? How about adding a kickstand, of sorts, attached to the card that props up against the edge of a lower PCI/E slot? Sounds silly, but it would work. After all, motorcycles have kickstands, why not a screaming fast graphic card? :)

May 23, 2011 | 02:09 AM - Posted by robbiephellps

Thanks Asus for supporting Pcper. I love the 3D vision support.

May 23, 2011 | 02:46 AM - Posted by Rory Sutherland (not verified)

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PCPer. Would love to see some cards that make the market more interesting, like the EVGA 2win. Keep up the good work.

May 23, 2011 | 02:52 AM - Posted by Zen00

Thanks for that sponsorship Asus!

I want to see a board that uses liquid metal cooling in the future, melting something like gallium for cooling, just for kicks, even if it's too toxic for general sale.

May 23, 2011 | 02:53 AM - Posted by Zallow (not verified)

Thanks Pc Perspective and Asus for sponsoring the contest.

May 23, 2011 | 02:55 AM - Posted by Dree (not verified)

Thank you ASUS! The card looks like a beast.

May 23, 2011 | 02:59 AM - Posted by Unix (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PcPer.

May 23, 2011 | 03:01 AM - Posted by Zon (not verified)

YAY!!! Another contest!! Thanks guys. Your sponsorship is always appreciated ASUS. I hope there will be a water cooled version of this coming soon.

May 23, 2011 | 03:08 AM - Posted by sueppchen (not verified)

Thank yopu ASUS, great product, great company.

May 23, 2011 | 03:10 AM - Posted by Lobiency

ASUS, thanks for sponsoring PC Perspective! As a relatively new reader of these site I find it both interesting and informative and am happy to know such a wonderful hardware company is helping behind the scenes.

As for a desired feature, I'd like to see a modular graphics card. Since graphics cards of any given series/generation are (seemly) built upon the same technology, why not have a GPU that can be upgraded over the lifespan of that generation without replacing the entire card? Provide more than adequate cooling systems and pipelines on the PCB along with a lower cost GPU (e.g. GTX560) which can be upgraded at a later time to a high-end GPU (e.g. GTX580/590). Not only would it allow the consumer a lower initial investment cost but would avoid the incompatibility/inconsistency of SLI support with many games which consumers experience when they purchase a second card down the line for performance improvement.

May 23, 2011 | 03:31 AM - Posted by James (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for supporting the tech news sites!

May 23, 2011 | 03:34 AM - Posted by Windrunner (not verified)

Thank you Asus! This is my #1 favorite online community and I really appreciate your sponsoring it!

( Winning this card would make my summer. )

What I want to see in a GPU is more GPGPU applications. Maybe Asus could offer up a monthly bounty for best implementations of GPGPU in daily-use consumer programs. Offloading more onto the GPU would definitely make them more useful.

What would also be nice is a 'task manager' for GPUs, so that these programs could be forcibly kicked off of the GPUs. Also, an execution blacklist for GPGPU features and advanced management of what programs are allowed to execute what on which GPUs. GPUs are going to quickly need to protect applications running on them.

This could even allow GPUs to become even better multi taskers than they already are. Hey, if the GPU can be used to manage network traffic, why not make that an option? If the GPU can be used to process positional audio in games, why not? If it can handle working on things like speech recognition or encryption I.E. truecrypt/keepass/other consumer encryption stuff, a monthly bounty to consumer products that implement GPU acceleration in their software would be awesome and would spur development quite a bit.

Give me a real reason to have two separate non-SLI/crossfire GPUs in my system!

May 23, 2011 | 03:40 AM - Posted by andrei45

Thank you ASUS for this great prize. I would like to see powerfull video cards with low profile and with no need for extra power. Maybe a better efficiency in cooling and why not something like "multiple cores" technology borrowed from the cpu should be implemented for more power.

May 23, 2011 | 03:51 AM - Posted by Tzzird

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway Asus! In the future I see modular graphics card. It's like a motherboard, and user have to install gpu, cooler and memory. On the other hand there should be slim graphics cards in the future. (Like a piece of paper :))

May 23, 2011 | 03:56 AM - Posted by Ciprian (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for this awesome card. I will like to see 10bit colour in the next generation.

May 23, 2011 | 03:59 AM - Posted by James Mason (not verified)

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective. In this age of miniaturisation why are graphic adds the only PC component getting bigger and bigger. Smaller more powerful cards please!

May 23, 2011 | 04:22 AM - Posted by wargames12

love asus and its awesome that they support pcper. id love to see integrated waterblocks on future cards!

May 23, 2011 | 04:29 AM - Posted by truk007

Thanks ASUS! I love your products!

I would love to see more powerful mobile cards. I will not buy another laptop until they are both affordable and will play all of my favorite games at high quality settings.

May 23, 2011 | 04:53 AM - Posted by James Mason (not verified)

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective. In this age of miniaturisation why are graphic adds the only PC component getting bigger and bigger. Smaller more powerful cards please!

May 23, 2011 | 04:54 AM - Posted by James Mason (not verified)

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective. In this age of miniaturisation why are graphic adds the only PC component getting bigger and bigger. Smaller more powerful cards please!

May 23, 2011 | 04:57 AM - Posted by creatre

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PCPer! And for making great hardware.

How about customizing the graphic cards with larger memories and other hardware improvements.

May 23, 2011 | 05:10 AM - Posted by Frozen Summers (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring.

As for a feature, some kind of faster than light propulsion system would be useful.

May 23, 2011 | 05:15 AM - Posted by VeryInterestedO...

Thanks PCPerspective & ASUS. I would love GPU to actually be more efficient and get smaller while maintaining it's speed and power. Why are they getting larger and blocking slots on Mobo these days.

May 23, 2011 | 05:32 AM - Posted by benefit14snake (not verified)

Thanks you Asus for sponsoring! I would love to see a high end single slot solution again!

May 23, 2011 | 05:39 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for supporting PCPerspective. How about a Josh Walrath version of the next generation Nvidia GPU card.

May 23, 2011 | 05:57 AM - Posted by venzz (not verified)

THANKS ASUS, that direct ICU fan looks amazing.

May 23, 2011 | 06:08 AM - Posted by ana3mic

Thanks ASUS for its sponsorship of this PC Perspective giveaway. I'd like to see a higher end GPUs with dual slot DirectCU implementation, also a water cooling ready GPU in partnership with some respectable brand (maybe EK) will be nice. Also a thing that always bugged me, with my EGTX460 DirectCU i received a DVI to HDMI adapter but no miniHDMI to HDMI, that's plain stupid! Why would I use it when it doesn't carry audio and I have a real HDMI 1.4 with all it's goodness right next to it?

May 23, 2011 | 06:17 AM - Posted by Mike W (not verified)

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway Asus

May 23, 2011 | 06:19 AM - Posted by Mike W (not verified)

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway Asus

May 23, 2011 | 07:14 AM - Posted by Cristian Anghelache (not verified)

Thanks to Asus and thanks to PC Perspective,nice gift!

Lower prices for video cards they are still very expensiv!

May 23, 2011 | 07:30 AM - Posted by scotty*au (not verified)

Congratulations ASUS on partnering with "PC Perspective v4.0".
Your nasty new GTX570 has certainly got the tech dudes licking your ass in order to score a free one.

And I've never been adverse to jumping on a bandwagon, even if it means having to lift my normal, everyday, gutter standards, to the lofty heights of giving your tasty rear a fat 'schmooz'.

Into the future, I'd love to see wireless output from a GPU, I'm tired of being caught up in all the electrical paraphernalia, the red tape, and the bureaucracy, that links my tower and my monitor.


May 23, 2011 | 07:43 AM - Posted by Hugh Gardner (not verified)

Thank you for sponsoring PC Perspective. I go there every day and sometimes more. I look for a graphics card that is powererful, generates little heat, is quite, and produces a beautiful screen. Just got a GTX 550 but would have liked to get a higher end one.

May 23, 2011 | 07:50 AM - Posted by Urgentfury

Thanks for your sponsor ship of pcper.com Asus! One thing that I think would be a cool feature for video cards in upgradeable memory. Would be a nice cheap way to boost performance maybe?

May 23, 2011 | 07:51 AM - Posted by Urgentfury

Thanks for your sponsor ship of pcper.com Asus! One thing that I think would be a cool feature for video cards in upgradeable memory. Would be a nice cheap way to boost performance maybe?

May 23, 2011 | 07:54 AM - Posted by gharold

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway Asus.

May 23, 2011 | 08:03 AM - Posted by somarilnos

Thank you Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective.

As far as features that I would like to see in a video card? Honestly, I'd like to see manufacturers offering their own water cooling blocks for their cards. Something made to cover the unique features of individual cards could come in handy for those who want to push their systems to the limit.

May 23, 2011 | 08:12 AM - Posted by jonstanis


May 23, 2011 | 08:42 AM - Posted by Starkie24

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Per... would go nicely with my striker formula II.

May 23, 2011 | 08:51 AM - Posted by cyow

Many Thanks Asus you guys rock for sponsoring PC Perspective.

Many thanks PC Perspective for the great site and reviews and podcast.

May 23, 2011 | 08:52 AM - Posted by Syllabub

Thank you very much to Asus for supporting PCPer and for continuing to develop innovative products. To Ryan and the team: thank you for the V4.0 update / site refresh. The most important features I like to see pushed forward in a video card is power efficiency and low temps under load. I know it isn't a fancy request but I don't want a computer to act like a convection oven.

May 23, 2011 | 08:54 AM - Posted by H2Ochlorine

Hey, thanks ASUS! Very, very silent fans, that would be nice.

May 23, 2011 | 08:58 AM - Posted by cj49 (not verified)

Thank You Asus for sponsoring P C Perspective. Would love to take home the Asus GTX 570 Direct CU II video card. As said before I would like to see a quiet high performance card.

May 23, 2011 | 09:06 AM - Posted by Monte (not verified)

Thanks Asus! you make great products

May 23, 2011 | 09:15 AM - Posted by Mr.Prayer

Thank you pegASUS (wink-wink) for sponsoring PC Perspective.
And thanks for high quality products.

I'm occasional gamer and mostly using GPU for video decoding.
So i'd like to have OFFICIAL support for OPEN technology similar to Lucid Virtu or Hybrid SLI.

Basically it should be hardware-independent GPU-switching technology.

I'd like ASUS to head (or at least participate in) group of vendors that would push this consumer-friendly tech to Intel/AMD/Nvidia.

PS: I know, it's almost impossible, but "girl can dream", right?

May 24, 2011 | 08:31 PM - Posted by amdcrankitup

I want to first thank ASUS for its sponsorship of PC Perspective! What a great oppurtunity for a great Asus product! Im a big time Asus fan and anything they due is of interest to me especially in the form of high performance video cards and motherboards!This card the ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II is just amazing to look at much less its sheer potential not much not to like!The look is very appealing its self it makes you proud to own and show it off, AND the Cooling is just amazing!All the necessary coonections I would need and the upgrade potential to my paticular situation my current rig Im on now is sporting a Geforce 6800GT kinda prehistoric upside the Geforce 570 by its self it would bring to life this dorment Rig and would no doubt be a blessing to own!As far as graphic cards in the future Im always impressed with the design of the cooling being overly adequate and appealing to look at quiet if possible but not that much of a burden looks and oveclocking capabilties are a must!!As I said Im an avid Asus fan and having the ultimate build is always a goal and being lucky enough to win this graphics card to me would be a blessing!Good luck to all here and again thanks PC Perspective and Asus for a great oppurtunity!

I had to edit this and put in my email address/ amdcrankitup@lycos.com also twitter G1killer !! I think Im registered in the forums but for some reason I could not get in Ill try later! Thanks again did not want to miss out on the possible chance and you not have my email!!

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

May 23, 2011 | 03:27 PM - Posted by JCW

I'm a fan ASUS(used them for a couple of builds). Thanks ASUS for your support of PC Perspective.

May 23, 2011 | 03:50 PM - Posted by Paul L (not verified)

Thanks for sponsoring PC Per. I have used ASUS video cards for years. The feature I would most like to see with ASUS video cards is better cooling fans--I have had a few die over the years.

May 23, 2011 | 03:50 PM - Posted by Paul L (not verified)

Thanks for sponsoring PC Per. I have used ASUS video cards for years. The feature I would most like to see with ASUS video cards is better cooling fans--I have had a few die over the years.

May 23, 2011 | 03:51 PM - Posted by Gemtruk

Thank you Asus! I hope I see this in my system at some point!

May 23, 2011 | 04:02 PM - Posted by jgstew

Thanks ASUS.

May 23, 2011 | 04:09 PM - Posted by AParsh335i (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for your sponsorship of PC Perspective and please try to implement Nvidia 3D surround into lower end graphics cards so that people like me don't have to buy AMD cards.

May 23, 2011 | 04:37 PM - Posted by loeakaodas

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PCPer. More innovative and unique designs for the extreme overclockers of the world.

May 23, 2011 | 04:39 PM - Posted by WMoy (not verified)

Thank you Asus for sponsoring PCPer. How about something similar to Intel's speedstep where unused shaders processors go into a lower power state to save on electricity. Running my new Asus GTX 570 Direct CU II is pretty expensive... hint hint....

May 23, 2011 | 04:40 PM - Posted by pk (not verified)

I sure would love to get my hands on this beast!!
Thanks Asus for sponsoringPCPer!

May 23, 2011 | 04:42 PM - Posted by Rick B (not verified)

Thanks a bunch!!! More thanks if you give it to me!!!

May 23, 2011 | 05:00 PM - Posted by someguy27

Thanks Asus!I would really like to see a quad-slot design.

May 23, 2011 | 05:19 PM - Posted by elgrandeburro

Many thanks Asus for sponsoring PCPer.

Would dig seeing single slot higher performance cards, like I had back in the day of my 7800GTX. It let me build a compact highly capable system alongside an sn25p.

May 23, 2011 | 05:23 PM - Posted by qball382

Thanks for sponsering this giveaway ASUS!!! I'd like to see smaller profiles for video cards in the future

May 23, 2011 | 05:49 PM - Posted by Calvin Jones (not verified)

Thanks Asus a would like to see a water cooler lide an h50 on a gfx card

May 23, 2011 | 05:53 PM - Posted by kazarm

Thank you ASUS for this great giveaway.
I will like to game in really high resolutions

May 23, 2011 | 07:15 PM - Posted by Seth (not verified)

thanks ASUS. I love you.

May 23, 2011 | 07:24 PM - Posted by John Harn

Thanks you Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective, I've always been a fan of the cu coolers. I would like to see a quieter high performance card instead of all those cards that sound like vacuum cleaners.

May 23, 2011 | 07:54 PM - Posted by flamingelephatn

Asus is A1 for sponsoring PCPer! Maybe LED lights at the back tied to temperature?? (green is aok, yellow is getting hot but still ok and flashing red means bad news)

May 23, 2011 | 08:10 PM - Posted by 66pens

Thanks ASUS. I want quiet fans.

May 23, 2011 | 08:40 PM - Posted by Freshie

Thanks ASUS love your products.

Love your new layout looks great. I think you should do more with member ship add some stuff so us power users can really get something out of being a member of the site.

edit: Oh and do it in such a way that you dont make people who dont have an account to log to get stuff like links or videos, because thats lame...

May 23, 2011 | 08:37 PM - Posted by RickJ5 (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective.

May 23, 2011 | 09:21 PM - Posted by PZ (not verified)

thank you Asus for sponsoring this giveaway. One thing I would like to see on a videocard is less of vga connectors and more hdmi. Also is there a way to make the cards smaller.

May 23, 2011 | 09:24 PM - Posted by ShadowLeaper

Thank you ASUS, for sponsoring a cool site like PC Perspective.

What feature would I most like to see on a graphics card? The ability to store a game on non-volatile memory on the card itself.

May 23, 2011 | 09:38 PM - Posted by MrQZETOL

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring the awesome PC Perspective site. I would like to see the video cards get shorter and not longer, but still perform great.

May 23, 2011 | 09:43 PM - Posted by Thresher

Thanks Asus! I would love to have one of these puppies.

May 23, 2011 | 10:33 PM - Posted by bjv2370 (not verified)

thanks asus for soponsoring pcper readears of this site will always be happy. I would like to see a passively cooled gtx 570.

May 23, 2011 | 10:46 PM - Posted by Novelh

Thanks ASUS. This card is huge, I think video card manufacturers should try to make single slot cards the norm.

May 23, 2011 | 10:56 PM - Posted by chad668

Thanks asus for supporting pc per

May 23, 2011 | 11:21 PM - Posted by BrandNewJesus

Thanks Asus for sponsering PC Per!

Yes, This is way more effective than than banner ads!

May 24, 2011 | 01:31 AM - Posted by djotter (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for supporting the webs best news site, PCPER! I check it daily :D

New features and Tech? . . . Neons!

Reversible cards. i.e. be able to have the display outputs at either end of the card, or PCI-E slot on either side of the card. That way you could orientate the card and have the cooler on the top. This would free up space between cards in crossfire setups and if you really want to use the slot that is under the cooler.

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