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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Graphics Card Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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The GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB card has an estimated price of $349 which puts it in an interesting price bracket.  The GTX 580 currently sells for over $500 while the fastest single-GPU card from AMD, the Radeon HD 5870 2GB is priced at $320 to $360 or so.  The GeForce GTX 480, which the GTX 570 is replacing, is going for $410-450 making the performance we will likely see out of this new card a steal. 


So, for our performance evaluation, you'll see it setup like this:

  • GeForce GTX 570
  • GeForce GTX 580
  • GeForce GTX 480
  • AMD Radeon HD 5870 2GB 

You will likely also notice a completely new benchmark suite on PC Perspective - we have needed a refresh for quite some time and we finally got it.  Unfortunately for us that mean 40+ hours of benchmarking; for you that means much more current and relevant results!

Here is our test system setup for the benchmarks:

  • Testing Configuration
  • ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.33 GHz Processor
  • 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1333 MHz Memory
  • Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB HDD
  • Corsair Professional Series 1200w PSU
  • Benchmarks used: 3DMark Vantage, Unigine Heaven v2.1, Metro 2033, Lost Planet 2, Civilization V, F1 2010, Bad Company 2, Left 4 Dead 2
Let's get to it! 

May 6, 2011 | 03:43 PM - Posted by James (not verified)

I'm surprised by the heat consumption. I wonder how that would be effected through virtualization. You can run it through this Power Consumption Calculator