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SKYMTL December 7, 2010 05:59 AM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Review Comment Thread
 
After launching their GTX 580, many expected the rest of 2010 to be relatively quiet for NVIDIA. However, other plans were brewing in the form of the GTX 570; a $350 graphics cards with enough rendering horsepower to go head to head with the GTX 480. This could seriously shake up the market and put AMD on the defensive....

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Dr_BenD_over December 7, 2010 06:25 AM

Not too shabby for a $350 card.

Rison December 7, 2010 06:28 AM

Page 9, second graph - you have two 570's listed. i'm sure most people can figure out the first one is a 580.

Good article - one thing I would like to know, is what the power consumption + temperature of the 570 when at max overclock - to compare vs. a 580 or 480. Efficiency and all of that. :thumb:

stoanee December 7, 2010 06:36 AM

Quote:

Instead of an 8-pin + 6-pin setup, the lower power requirements of this card have allowed NVIDIA to use a dual 6-pin setup.
Small typo fixed....

SKYMTL December 7, 2010 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Rison (Post 458849)
Page 9, second graph - you have two 570's listed. i'm sure most people can figure out the first one is a 580.

Ah. I will put a note and change the graph tonight. Thanks!

pierrebai December 7, 2010 07:06 AM

While I enjoy reading the meat of your reviews, they tend to falter in the
conclusion section. No wonder some accuse you of NVIDIA fanboyism. Every review
of their cards ends up with ridiculous hyperbole. First we had the GTX580 with
epic performance of biblical proportions. Now we got a "thermonuclear bomb"
that "completely obliterates" and is "simply awe-inspiring"? Please. Leave the
overstatements for the marketroid sheets, less you want to fan the flame of the
trolling torch-bearers and lose credibility.

SKYMTL December 7, 2010 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierrebai (Post 458861)
While I enjoy reading the meat of your reviews, they tend to falter in the
conclusion section. No wonder some accuse you of NVIDIA fanboyism. Every review
of their cards ends up with ridiculous hyperbole. First we had the GTX580 with
epic performance of biblical proportions. Now we got a "thermonuclear bomb"
that "completely obliterates" and is "simply awe-inspiring"? Please. Leave the
overstatements for the marketroid sheets, less you want to fan the flame of the
trolling torch-bearers and lose credibility.

Take it as you will but if AMD can compete against this, then I'd be more than happy to start spewing hyperbole for their cards as well.

matsta31 December 7, 2010 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierrebai (Post 458861)
While I enjoy reading the meat of your reviews, they tend to falter in the
conclusion section. No wonder some accuse you of NVIDIA fanboyism. Every review
of their cards ends up with ridiculous hyperbole. First we had the GTX580 with
epic performance of biblical proportions. Now we got a "thermonuclear bomb"
that "completely obliterates" and is "simply awe-inspiring"? Please. Leave the
overstatements for the marketroid sheets, less you want to fan the flame of the
trolling torch-bearers and lose credibility.

This is a bit harsh. But I do agree Sky tendance to Hyperbole over usage gets on my nerves. Altgough, whit the quality of the ''meat'' I tend to disregard this. But I do believe it would gain in professionalism.

My 2 cents on the subject.

For the GTX570, altought power usage is good, I dont see the point of upgrades from the GTX470 or 480 right now. If you are from lower generation fine a upgrade make sense.

belgolas December 7, 2010 07:40 AM

I don't know what the hell you guys are talking about! This card is truly IMPRESSIVE!. It matches the 480 in performance, Yet is colder than the 6850, and uses just as much power as a 5870. If you guys aren't impressed then you must be dead or something.

Well done review in my books. No wonder ATI is delaying.

peroxide8888 December 7, 2010 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierrebai (Post 458861)
While I enjoy reading the meat of your reviews, they tend to falter in the
conclusion section. No wonder some accuse you of NVIDIA fanboyism. Every review
of their cards ends up with ridiculous hyperbole. First we had the GTX580 with
epic performance of biblical proportions. Now we got a "thermonuclear bomb"
that "completely obliterates" and is "simply awe-inspiring"? Please. Leave the
overstatements for the marketroid sheets, less you want to fan the flame of the
trolling torch-bearers and lose credibility.

If you keep those statements in context, they're more colourful than overstated.

- "thermonuclear bomb going off" implies that the 570 gives comparable performance to the 580 at a much lower price point ($150-200 cheaper). I'd sooner comment that the price comparison is missing from the conclusion, thus not giving adequate illustration as to why there is a "thermonuclear bomb going off".
- "completely obliterates" implies that the improvements over the 470 are noticeable.
- "simply awe-inspiring" alludes to the fact that the card's performance exceeds what the reviewer would expect for a sub $400 card.

Context is everything; keep those statements in context and they have some actual meaning, as opposed to just being over-statements.
Quote:

While the GTX 580 made a relatively large splash in the upper end price bracket and surprised quite a few people, the GTX 570 is like a thermonuclear bomb going off. This $350 card completely obliterates the GTX 470 and manages to run neck and neck with a GTX 480 in the vast majority of games while consuming significantly less power. Its performance was simply awe-inspiring for a product that costs less than $400.


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