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How good is the GTX 570?

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February 1, 2011 3:09:59 PM

At first i wanted to SLI 2 580s but i didnt wanna put out $1K+ when i can get damn near, if not equal performance as the 580s if i overclock the 570s, and all for around $300 less. Then i thought about picking up a pair of 6970s but to be honest, its only advantage is eyefinity, which wont be of any use to me, not playing games at 2560x1600 or higher,lol. Now im back at the 570 dilemma.....how does it compare to the 6970/GTX 580? Heard its a monster of a card and pretty much shreds up any game on max. Just wanted to see what the tom's hardware community has to say about it,lol. Whattaya think? Get 2 570s and OC them to 580s?

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a c 390 Î Nvidia
February 1, 2011 4:39:09 PM

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-570-sli-revie...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-580-sli-revie...

The big factor between the GTX570 and 580 in SLI will be the bottleneck created by your CPU. The higher level your GPU's perform, the more bottlenecking you will experience. The two reviews above are on an identical test system with a Core i7-965 overclocked to 3759 mhz. The great thing you will notice is that the 570/580 register only small increases in noise and heat when the second card is added.

Here is a summary of the dual card scaling, heat, and noise from those two articles, plus a couple other cards reviewed on the same website on the same test system. Although the scaling is higher for the 570's, the overall performance is, of course, greater on the 580's. Similarly, expect 6970 scaling to be lower than 6950 scaling.

Average dual card scaling across all benchmarks at 1920x1200:
6950: 1.67x
6870: 1.74x
560: 1.69x
570: 1.7x
580: 1.58x

Noise levels
6950: 49 Dba (+8 Dba)
6870: 42 Dba (+1 Dba)
560: 40 Dba (+3 Dba)
570: 42 Dba (+2 Dba)
580: 46 Dba (+5 Dba)

GPU Temps
6950: 89c (+12c)
6870: 76c (+9c)
560: 74c (+6c)
570: 81c (+4c)
580: 90c (+3c)
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February 1, 2011 5:41:32 PM

17seconds said:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-570-sli-revie...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-580-sli-revie...

The big factor between the GTX570 and 580 in SLI will be the bottleneck created by your CPU. The higher level your GPU's perform, the more bottlenecking you will experience. The two reviews above are on an identical test system with a Core i7-965 overclocked to 3759 mhz. The great thing you will notice is that the 570/580 register only small increases in noise and heat when the second card is added.

Here is a summary of the dual card scaling, heat, and noise from those two articles, plus a couple other cards reviewed on the same website on the same test system. Although the scaling is higher for the 570's, the overall performance is, of course, greater on the 580's. Similarly, expect 6970 scaling to be lower than 6950 scaling.

Average dual card scaling across all benchmarks at 1920x1200:
6950: 1.67x
6870: 1.74x
560: 1.69x
570: 1.7x
580: 1.58x

Noise levels
6950: 49 Dba (+8 Dba)
6870: 42 Dba (+1 Dba)
560: 40 Dba (+3 Dba)
570: 42 Dba (+2 Dba)
580: 46 Dba (+5 Dba)

GPU Temps
6950: 89c (+12c)
6870: 76c (+9c)
560: 74c (+6c)
570: 81c (+4c)
580: 90c (+3c)



so a SLI 570 setup is a pretty beastly configuration huh?lol.
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February 1, 2011 5:42:45 PM

570's in SLI would be absolutely ridiculous. I'm buying some soon, gonna run 2 in sli on a new 1155 board with liquid cooling. I'm really looking forward to it :D 
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a c 390 Î Nvidia
February 1, 2011 6:21:50 PM

Here is the performance improvement between GTX570's and 580's in SLI, using the articles linked above:

@1920x1200
Overall Avg: +8% improvement for 580's in SLI over 570's in SLI
CODMW2: +13%
BFBC2: +5%
Dirt 2: +7%
Far Cry 2: +7%
Metro: +17%
Anno 1404: +3%
Crysis WH: +4%
Vantage: +8%
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February 1, 2011 6:42:56 PM

opexx said:
570's in SLI would be absolutely ridiculous. I'm buying some soon, gonna run 2 in sli on a new 1155 board with liquid cooling. I'm really looking forward to it :D 



ye im pairing 2 of them up on my Asus rampage III extreme board, red and black FTW!!!
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February 1, 2011 7:38:51 PM

17seconds said:
Here is the performance improvement between GTX570's and 580's in SLI, using the articles linked above:

@1920x1200
Overall Avg: +8% improvement for 580's in SLI over 570's in SLI
CODMW2: +13%
BFBC2: +5%
Dirt 2: +7%
Far Cry 2: +7%
Metro: +17%
Anno 1404: +3%
Crysis WH: +4%
Vantage: +8%


thats not bad at all, not to mention but i will most likely overclock both 570s, closing the gap between the 570 and 580 and making its performance even closer to the 580's! Mwahahahahahaha (evil laugh) lol.
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February 1, 2011 10:13:24 PM

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The 580's overclock as well.


really? I thought the 580 was the only video card on the planet that couldnt overclock? Ofcourse! i know it can overclock.
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February 4, 2011 5:21:31 AM

Trying to Keep a build under 1400 but quality do you think a phenom x4 965 be would bottleneck? I'm leaning towards yes... damn recall..... thoughts?
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