Tuesday, December 7, 2010

GeForce GTX 570 reviews out

The GeForce GTX 570 has been released, and reviews are available from the usual suspects: The Tech Report, Anandtech, Hardware.fr

In a previous post, I had predicted performance slightly below that of the GTX 480, but apparently I was a bit pessimistic, since it turned out to be a hair higher. As expected, some games do see a slight performance drop, especially in very high definitions, but on average, performance is just a bit higher. The GTX 570 draws about 250W under full load, which is closer to the 470 than to the 480, so that's good news. Noise levels are very reasonable too. All in all, at $350, this card looks like a pretty good addition to NVIDIA's lineup.

That said, it's a bit worrying that the 570's maximum power draw (under Furmark) is higher than the 470's, just as the 580's is higher than the 480's. I don't know about you, but I don't really like the direction this is going.

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