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New GPU from Nvidia Announced Today, the GeForce GTX 570

December 7th, 2010 · 7 Comments · General 3D News


Today Nvidia has officially announced the second GPU from the new GTX 500 series, namely the GTX 570 which is a bit stripped down version of the GTX 580 released not long ago. The new GTX 570 apparently will be pretty much equivalent to the older GTX 480 in terms of performance or maybe just a bit faster at times, or that is what all the reviews of the new card are showing. The good news is that the GTX 570 will be cheaper as compared to the GTX 480 that will probably start to phase out from the market, the recommended end user price of the GTX 570 is 349 USD/EUR (depending on where you live).


Specifications of GeForce GTX 570:

CUDA Cores – 480
Graphics Clock – 732 MHz +32
Shader Processor Clock – 1464 MHz +64
Texture Fill Rate – 43.9 billion/sec +3.9
Standard Memory Configuration – 1280 MB GDDR5 -256
Memory Interface Width – 320-bit -64
Memory Clock – 1900 MHz (3800 effective) +52 (104)
Memory Bandwidth – 152.0 GB/sec -25.4
Texture Units (TMU) – 60
Raster Operator Units (ROP) – 40 -8
Power connectors – 2x 6-pin PEG
Power consumption – 219W TDP -31
GPU Thermal Threshold – 97 degrees Celsius -8

* The numbers in red and green represent the upgrade or downgrade of the specific parameter in the GTX 570 as compared to the GTX 480!

Just like the GTX 580, the new GTX 570 also comes with an improved Vapour Chamber cooler which means quieter and cooler card even under high load, the new video cards with GTX 570 GPUs will also feature the Advanced Power Management that monitors and adjusts the power usage to keep the card’s power consumption into the TDP limit (unless you start overclocking). With the good price/performance ratio for a high-end cart the GTX 570 could turn out to be a great card for gaming in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision, but I cant tell for sure until I test one of these in S3D mode and see some results. Still if you are considering an upgrade and a GTX 580 is too much for your budget, the GTX 570 might be just what you need… I already went from GTX 480 to the GTX 580, so this time I hope that Nvidia will not release GTX 590 or GTX 680 in the next few months. ;)

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mathew Orman // Dec 8, 2010 at 00:06

    I see dual ports.
    Can I plug two DLP projectors to those outputs and get time parallel stereoscopic projection to be used with passive glasses and filters?
    Will those two ports output frames simultaneously or will there be some phase shift?

    Mathew Orman

  • 2 tritosine // Dec 8, 2010 at 03:14

    nvidia supposed to have good software frame lock. But their surround tech shows that only the same type of displays work together. AMD eyefinity tech is more robust I ve heard thats because it uses hardware frame lock. This might be a decising factor in my future purchase as well.

  • 3 Douglas // Dec 14, 2010 at 10:39

    I’ve got one of these. AND 3D IS FANTASTIC!
    Went from a gtx295 to the 570 and the upgrade is great.
    Card is very quiet (quieter than my case fan thats cooling my cpu wfor the H50 water cooling).
    And doesn’y go above 70c running full specs in 3d.

  • 4 ReMichael // Dec 15, 2010 at 21:16

    I’m looking for a new graphic card since my GTX 260 never worked correctly. (Graphic bugs and driver crashs even w/o 3d and also in 10 year old applications, tested a lot of different driver versions… Don’t know if it’s the graphic card at all; HDDs are OK; need to check my 8GB of RAM before I buy a new card, maybe they aren’t working correctly).
    How is the “Zotac nvidia GeFORCE GTX 470”? It costs about 227€ in Germany and is affordable for me. GTX 480 and 570 are too expensive.
    Did anyone test a (single) GTX 470? Is it still up to date or already old?

  • 5 Bloody // Dec 15, 2010 at 22:51

    ReMichael, the Zotac GTX 470 is using the reference design. The card is quite good too, but it may get hotter and the cooling more noisier under prolonged use for stereo 3D gaming. If that is not going to be an issue for you, then you should be Ok with it, the performance is quite good for S3D and it can be found at an attractive price.

  • 6 ReMichael // Dec 16, 2010 at 00:30

    Thanks for your reply. What about ‘Gainward Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Good Edition’? It got two fans and costs almost the same.

  • 7 Bloody // Dec 16, 2010 at 00:45

    This should offer a more silent and cooler operation of the card as compared to the reference cooler according to Gainward, however I cannot confirm that personally…

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