The little brother’s got fangs just as sharp as the GTX 580.
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.