The Test

Due to a last-minute fiasco with our second GTX 570, we’ll only be looking at single-GPU performance today. We’ll update our article with GTX 570 SLI performance as soon as we have a replacement card.

The launch drivers for the GTX 570 are 263.09; the performance is identical to the 262.99 launch drivers used for the GTX 580 last month. Meanwhile on the AMD side we’re using Catalyst 10.10e – which in spite of the name are a newer revision than 10.11.

Finally, all tests were done with the default driver settings unless otherwise noted.

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 @ 3.33GHz
Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme
Chipset Drivers: Intel 9.1.1.1015 (Intel)
Hard Disk: OCZ Summit (120GB)
Memory: Patriot Viper DDR3-1333 3 x 2GB (7-7-7-20)
Video Cards: AMD Radeon HD 6870
AMD Radeon HD 6850
AMD Radeon HD 5970
AMD Radeon HD 5870
AMD Radeon HD 5850
AMD Radeon HD 5770
AMD Radeon HD 4870
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Video Drivers: NVIDIA ForceWare 262.99
NVIDIA ForceWare 263.09
AMD Catalyst 10.10e
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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  • kanthu - Thursday, December 09, 2010 - link

    Ryan Smith from his conclusion
    "As with the GTX 580 we’d pick the simplicity of a single-GPU setup over the potential performance advantages of a multi-GPU setup, but this is as always a personal decision."

    Going with dual GPUs (specifically nvidia) has it advantages. You get to experience nvidia 3D surround. Yeah I know the additional costs the additional monitors etc that this entails. If GTX 460 1GB SLI can bring so much to the table, I can only imagine what the GTX 560 1 GB SLI can do when it comes.

    I only wish the development on the display side catches up with the development on the GPU side (now that AMD has only jumped on the 3D bandwagon).
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  • owbert - Thursday, December 09, 2010 - link

    Anandtech, thank you for including a F@H benchmark.

    Thumbs for the continuous great work.
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  • Shala3 - Sunday, December 19, 2010 - link

    Anand:

    In this sentence

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    The GTX 570 is fast enough to justify its position and the high-end card price premium, but at $100 over the GTX 470 and Radeon HD 5870 you’re paying a lot for that additional 20-25% in performance.
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    did u mean a performance difference detween 5870 & 5870 is 25% ???
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  • szore - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I bought my BFG GTX 570 a few weeks ago and I am thrilled with it. Reply

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