ASUS GeForce GTX 570 Direct CU II Review 22

ASUS GeForce GTX 570 Direct CU II Review

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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 570 is the latest high-end card for the budget-conscious gamer. Being built on the same foundation at GTX 580, it comes with reduced shader count, lower clock and also a lower price to fit a $350 price point.

ASUS has taken this successful base design and customized it on their GTX 570 Direct CU II using a brave approach: triple slot cooling design. The additional slot on the GTX 570 DCII allows a bigger cooling solution for improved cooling potential. ASUS has focused on reducing fan noise instead of delivering the lowest temperatures possible, which makes a lot of sense in my opinion. For you there is no difference whether the card is at 60° or 80° under load, but fan noise is something you will have to constantly live with.
The ASUS GTX 570 Direct CU II also comes with a small overclock to squeeze some extra performance out of the card. While other board vendors would charge a hefty price premium for such a design approach, ASUS only adds $10 to the cost of the GTX 570 DCII which is extremely reasonable and makes this card attractive for users who would only be looking at the reference design otherwise.

HD 6850
HD 5850
GTX 470
HD 6870
HD 5870
GTX 570
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GTX 480
GTX 580
HD 5970
Shader units 9601440448112016004804804805122x 1600
ROPs3232403232404048482x 32
GPUBartsCypressGF100BartsCypressGF110GF110GF100GF1102x Cypress
Transistors1700M2154M3200M1700M2154M3000M3000M3200M3000M2x 2154M
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB1280 MB1024 MB1024 MB1280 MB1280 MB1536 MB1536 MB2x 1024 MB
Memory Bus Width 256 bit 256 bit 320 bit 256 bit 256 bit 320 bit 320 bit 384 bit 384 bit 2x 256 bit
Core Clock775 MHz 725 MHz 607 MHz 900 MHz 850 MHz 732 MHz 742 MHz 700 MHz 772 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Clock1000 MHz 1000 MHz 837 MHz 1050 MHz 1200 MHz 950 MHz 950 MHz 924 MHz 1002 MHz 1000 MHz
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