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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 - Built with GTX 580 DNA

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 - Built with GTX 580 DNA



Test Setup

Test Setup

To evaluate the two cards, we’ll be using our X58 setup with the following specifications:

  • Intel Core i7-975 (3.33GHz)
  • Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard
  • 3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 G.Skill memory in triple channel mode
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

Like we mentioned, despite the confusing nomenclature, the GeForce GTX 570 is actually a closer match to the older GeForce GTX 480 rather than the GTX 470, hence we’ll be looking closely at how the GTX 570 matches up against the GTX 480. Elsewhere, we’re also interested to see how it measures up against AMD’s finest.

As for the Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum, we are interested to see how much faster it will be compared to the reference card and also how cool it will run with its dual-fan cooler.

Here is the full list of cards tested and driver versions used:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 (ForceWare 263.09)
  • Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum 1280MB GDDR5 (ForceWare 263.09)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1560MB GDDR5 (ForceWare 262.99)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1560MB GDDR5 (ForceWare 260.89)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB GDDR5 (ForceWare 263.09)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB GDDR5 (Catalyst 10.9)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 (Catalyst 10.10)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 (Catalyst 10.9)

The list of benchmark used are as follows:

  • Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Far Cry 2
  • Warhammer: Dawn of War 2
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2
  • “Heaven" from Unigine v2.1
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat