Zotac GTX 570 Review

By on December 7, 2010
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The little brother’s got fangs just as sharp as the GTX 580.

Good: High performance at relatively low price, Very quiet on idle, Decent overclock
Bad: Loud noise during full load
Price: AED 1,490
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

With the launch of their flagship model, it’s now time for Nvidia to take a step back and look at the next market segment. The GTX 570 launches today just in time for the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm as well as 3DMark 11. While I didn’t run any benchmarks on Cataclysm, I did manage to squeeze in the performance numbers for 3DMark 11, but more on that later.

First off, let’s take a closer look at the Zotac GTX 570. For all intents and purposes, the GF110 based GTX 570 is the same as the GTX 580 except with one streaming processor disabled, so it’s no surprise that the two look exactly the same. The heatsink design and application is the same as the GTX 580 as well, with idle temperatures at 49°C while full load never went ahead of 85°C, even while overclocked.

Zotac packages the GTX 570 with one copy of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, a Drivers & Utilities disc, 2x power cables, a mini-HDMI to HDMI adapter and a VGA to DVI adapter. Onboard the GTX 570 has 2x DVI and 1x HDMI port. And there’s a pair of 6+6 pin PCIe connectors at the back which require a minimum of 550W PSU to power the card.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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