Reviews

Reviews

"Under load we once again see NVIDIA’s design and TSMC’s process improvements in action. Even though the GTX 570 is over 20% faster than the GTX 470 on Crysis, power consumption has dropped by 5W. The comparison to the GTX 480 is even more remarkable at a 60W reduction in power consumption for the same level of performance, a number well in excess of the power savings from removing 2 GDDR5 memory chips. It’s quite remarkable how a bunch of minor changes can add up to so much."
"The GeForce GTX 570 and the GeForce GTX 580 are the epitome of a GPU refresh. NVIDIA took the GF100 Fermi GPU, enhanced it internally at the transistor level, provided a bump in CUDA Cores and clock speeds, and fitted a much better thermal solution. What NVIDIA has created are two very compelling video cards for the holiday buying season. The GeForce GTX 570 and the GeForce GTX 580 both currently deliver the best performance in the market at the cards' respective price points. There is no competition for these cards right now."
"The lowdown on the GeForce GTX 570 is pretty straightforward: performance on par with a GeForce GTX 480, power consumption and noise levels on par with a GTX 470, and a price tag of 350 bucks. The card's stock cooler is nice and quiet, too."
"NVIDIA's latest iteration in their DX11 series of GPUs continues to pin AMD against the wall and gamers looking for an upgrade in this price range will be pleased with the results."
"While the GTX 580 made a relatively large splash in the upper end price bracket and surprised quite a few people, the GTX 570 is like a thermonuclear bomb going off. Its performance was simply awe-inspiring for a product that costs less than $400. The GTX 570 is without a doubt an exciting and completely enticing graphics card. What we have here is a near perfect mix of performance with a mouth-watering pricing structure."
"The new GeForce GTX 570 and EVGA GeForce GTX 570 SuperClocked cards performed very well throughout our battery of tests. Generally speaking, the GTX 570 performs at about the same level as the GeForce GTX 480, beating it in some tests, while trailing in others. The deltas were very small, however. None of the single-GPU powered Radeon HD 5800 or 6800 series GPUs could come close to matching the performance of the GTX 570."
"We have finally received what we have been asking for with the release DirectX 11, increased realism in games. Part of creating that realism would be tessellation and Direct Compute. The NVIDIA Geforce GTX 570’s architecture has proven it has the power to cover that demand and render that realism, when called upon."
"The GTX 570 is a deserving successor to the GTX 470 with performance that crushes the HD 5870 in just about every game test run. In 34 out of 36 tests, the HD 5870 is outperformed by the GTX 570. This graphics horsepower gives you the ability to take advantage of the rest of the NVIDIA ecosystem, including 3D Vision and 3D Surround, while enabling PhysX in games so you get all the eye candy. This one-two punch from NVIDIA has brought a new level of performance and pricing right in the heat of the holiday buying season."
"What we found [with the GTX 570] was a category killer. At the $349 price point – assuming you can actually buy cards at that price – the GTX 570 simply crushes everything else. The only cards that beat it was the GTX 580 and the dual GPU Radeon HD 5970. But nothing within shouting range of $350 could touch it."
"The GeForce GTX 580 is still the top dog when it comes to video cards, but the GTX 570 isn't too far behind it in terms of performance. The GeForce GTX 570 overclocked similar to the GTX 580 and we were able to hit 825MHz on the core, 1650MHz on the shaders and 1088MHz on the memory.  This is a nice little overclock that helped increase performance over 10% and that is more than enough to make the GeForce GTX 570 faster than the GeForce GTX 480.  That is rather impressive as we are seeing a $350 NVIDIA graphics card beating out their old flagship card."
"Performance on this card is almost exactly in the middle between the 470 and 580 cards as well, making it a good choice for upgrade if you want a card in this price range. If you’re a fan of NVIDIA and want a high-end graphics card that is fast and stable, the new GTX 570 is a sweet spot for the serious gamer."
"With all things considered, the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 570 is a total home run. It truly is the absolutely best bang for the buck in the mid range level of graphics cards, and NVIDIA has once again lived up to all claims of the GTX 500 series offering exceptional performance, and value. Well done NVIDIA, well done!"
"Rage3D awards the EVGA GeForce GTX 570 SC 5 stars! The EVGA GeForce GTX 570 SC is a strong performer with power to spare for modern gaming at high quality settings."
"The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 further redeems the Fermi architecture with performance results the gaming community can finally appreciate, along with reduced idle power consumption and better thermal management everyone can be grateful for. These are all impressive enhancements to the series…"
"The GeForce GTX 570 deserves a place in the spotlight with its sibling card, the GTX 580. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 runs even quieter than the GTX 580, while also maintaining excellent power consumption and keeping heat emission under reasonable numbers. The new and improved GF110 architechture not only helped out the GTX 580, but also the GTX 570, making it possible to get an average of 25% better performance than what the GTX 470 offered." "With a launch price of $349, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 is not a card that people will miss out on."
"With the full amount of CUDA cores now available, and a retail price of $499, the GTX 580 is an exceptional product that raises the bar when it comes to single GPU performance." "The GTX 580 is worthy successor to the GTX 480, and as such is earning our highest award."
"NVIDIA has been beating the geometric-realism drum for some time now, so it's unsurprising that their card excels where geometry heavy tests are concerned." "Codemasters' Dirt 2 is a DirectX 11-based rally racer, and features an excellent built-in benchmark. We used the retail version, with all of the details settings turned up to full. Performance results here are similar to those we saw under the synthetic benchmarks: the GTX 570 leads the pack by as much as 45% over the 5870, regardless of whether or not anti-aliasing is enabled."
"For about the same price or slightly more than a reference GTX 480 or an overclocked version, you get all the features that NVIDIA video cards have to offer in a very solidly-built, cool and quiet-running GTX 570! Add to this all the benefits of a flagship card, and we feel that NVIDIA has a real winner in their GTX 570 to offer us and we are pleased to award them our ABT Great Value Editor’s Choice award!  Editor’s choice as it exceeded this editor’s expectations by quite a bit and Great Value as NVIDIA has succeeded in bringing the performance of the $500 GTX 480 into a $350 package that is much cooler running and quieter to boot!"