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GeForce GTX 570 Review: Hitting $349 With Nvidia's GF110

Benchmark Results: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (DX 11)

AMD excels in Battlefield as well; the $500 Radeon HD 5970 trumps the $510 GeForce GTX 580. But it’s the $380 worth of Radeon HD 6850s in CrossFire that impress most, scoring first place at a fairly attractive price for enthusiasts with money to spend.

The GeForce GTX 570 trades blows with the GeForce GTX 480 here, still coming across as an incredibly-better value than the GF100-based board still selling for more than $400 online. Unfortunately, Nvidia’s closest competition is AMD’s Radeon HD 5870, which can be found for something like $60 bucks less online (before rebates).

At least in Bad Company 2, Nvidia just doesn’t show as well.

  • thearm
    Grrrr... Every time I see these benchmarks, I'm hoping Nvidia has taken the lead. They'll come back. It's alllll a cycle.
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  • xurwin
    at $350 beating the 6850 in xfire? i COULD say this would be a pretty good deal, but why no 6870 in xfire? but with a narrow margin and if you need cuda. this would be a pretty sweet deal, but i'd also wait for 6900's but for now. we have a winner?
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  • nevertell
    Yay, I got highlighted !
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  • verrul
    because 2 6850s is pretty equal in price to the 570
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  • sstym
    thearmGrrrr... Every time I see these benchmarks, I'm hoping Nvidia has taken the lead. They'll come back. It's alllll a cycle.
    There is no need to root for either one. What you really want is a healthy and competitive Nvidia to drive prices down. With Intel shutting them off the chipset market and AMD beating them on their turf with the 5XXX cards, the future looked grim for NVidia.
    It looks like they still got it, and that's what counts for consumers. Let's leave fanboyism to 12 year old console owners.
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  • nevertell
    It's disappointing to see the freaky power/temperature parameters of the card when using two different displays. I was planing on using a display setup similar to that of the test, now I am in doubt.
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  • reggieray
    I always wonder why they use the overpriced Ultimate edition of Windows? I understand the 64 bit because of memory, that is what I bought but purchased the OEM home premium and saved some cash. For games the Ultimate does no extra value to them.
    Or am I missing something?
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  • reggieray
    PS Excellent Review
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  • theholylancer
    hmmm more sexual innuendo today than usual, new GF there chris? :D

    EDIT:

    Love this gem:
    Before we shift away from HAWX 2 and onto another bit of laboratory drama, let me just say that Ubisoft’s mechanism for playing this game is perhaps the most invasive I’ve ever seen. If you’re going to require your customers to log in to a service every time they play a game, at least make that service somewhat responsive. Waiting a minute to authenticate over a 24 Mb/s connection is ridiculous, as is waiting another 45 seconds once the game shuts down for a sync. Ubi’s own version of Steam, this is not.

    When a reviewer of not your game, but of some hardware using your game comments on how bad it is for the DRM, you know it's time to not do that, or get your game else where warning.
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  • amk09
    nevertellYay, I got highlighted !
    So you gonna buy it? Huh huh huh?
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