Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 leaked, coming December 7

By on November 30, 2010, 2:50 PM
A product slide for the Palit-made GeForce GTX 570 has slipped onto the web ahead of its embargo date, revealing the card's specifications and release date. As expected, the GTX 570 is based on the same optimized GF110 GPU as its more powerful sibling, the GeForce GTX 580, but it has slightly scaled down specs all around, including a lower CUDA Core count, clock frequencies, as well as VRAM capacity and interface.

The GTX 580 carries 512 CUDA Cores and has GPU speed of 772MHz, a shader frequency of 1544MHz, and an effective memory speed of 4008MHz with a 384-bit interface. Nvidia has removed 32 CUDA Cores in the GTX 570 for a total of 480 -- the same number found in the GTX 480. Meanwhile, its GPU runs at 732MHz, it has a 1464MHz shader clock, and an effective memory speed of 3800MHz with a 320-bit interface.

  GTX 580 GTX 570 GTX 480 GTX 470
CUDA Cores 512 480 480 448
GPU frequency 772MHz 732MHz 700MHz 607MHz
Shader frequency 1544MHz 1464MHz 1400MHz 1215MHz
Memory frequency 4008MHz 3800MHz 3696MHz 3348MHz
Memory capacity 1536MB 1280MB 1536MB 1280MB
Memory bus 384-bit 320-bit 384-bit 320-bit
Power connectors 6+8-pin PCIe 6+6-pin PCIe 6+8-pin PCIe 6+6-pin PCIe
TDP 244W 225W 250W 215W

Since the GTX 570 is a reduced version of the 580, it naturally consumes less power. It uses two 6-pin PCIe connectors instead of a 6+8-pin configuration, and has a TDP of 225W versus 244W. We assume the GTX 570 runs even quieter too, but that remains to be seen. The I/O panel is populated with the same dual-DVI and mini-HDMI setup. Nvidia's new card is set to ship on December 7, the same day as WoW: Cataclysm.





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princeton princeton said:

In terms of raw speed it should be faster than the 480. The only limitation may be high res games where memory and bus width become an issue.

DokkRokken said:

If it's a good overclocker like the 470 is, this card could be a real hit in the new year. Now I'm torn about whether to add a second 470 after this card debuts for some Surround action, or to wait it out and pick up one of these babies. Decisions, decisions.

Guest said:

These cards are effectively the 485 and 475. If you remember the naming convention of the 200 series you will understand what I'm talking about. Don't be upset because you bought a 400 series part as these are just faster more efficient versions of the 400 series. No significant gains in performance if you've read any reviews of the 580,

Wagan8r Wagan8r said:

princeton said:

Guest said:

These cards are effectively the 485 and 475. If you remember the naming convention of the 200 series you will understand what I'm talking about. Don't be upset because you bought a 400 series part as these are just faster more efficient versions of the 400 series. No significant gains in performance if you've read any reviews of the 580,

Your kidding right?

"In the 13 games we tested, the GeForce GTX 580 was on average a match to the Radeon HD 5970, 25% faster than the GeForce GTX 480 and 46% faster than the Radeon HD 5870."

If you own a 480 it isn't worth upgrading. But saying the performance increase isn't significant is an outright lie.

Agreed. I can't believe how angry ATi fanboys get over Nvidia. Did the above people even buy an Nvidia GPU? Did THEY get burned? Why aren't they crying foul over the 6850 and 6870?

Guest said:

Wonder how much it is going to cost as I am very interested picking one up. Another sweet deal by nvidea!

DokkRokken said:

wagan8r said:

Agreed. I can't believe how angry ATi fanboys get over Nvidia. Did the above people even buy an Nvidia GPU? Did THEY get burned? Why aren't they crying foul over the 6850 and 6870?

Why would anyone cry fowl over the 68xx cards? They're terrific!

edison5do said:

ATI w...mmhpheww... AMD should put their pant on if they plan to fight this match. I hope the next 69xx give the fith to this GOOD Nvidia line Up, if you see, the 480 now is 570 it is because will be less pricey with better performance, Nvidia is really doing their homework.

Jurassic4096 said:

DokkRokken said:

wagan8r said:

Agreed. I can't believe how angry ATi fanboys get over Nvidia. Did the above people even buy an Nvidia GPU? Did THEY get burned? Why aren't they crying foul over the 6850 and 6870?

Why would anyone cry fowl over the 68xx cards? They're terrific!

Terrific how in comparison to the 5850 and 5870?

Wagan8r Wagan8r said:

Why would anyone cry fowl over the 68xx cards? They're terrific!

Sure, they may be "terrific", but their names are misleading. The 6850 and 6870 should be successors to the 5850 and 5870, right? Instead, they are successors to the 5770 and 5830 respectively. The 5850 and 5870 are still more powerful.

glockguy80 said:

And the msrp is?

Should I get this or wait for the new ATI cards?

DokkRokken said:

jurassic4096 said:

DokkRokken said:

wagan8r said:

Agreed. I can't believe how angry ATi fanboys get over Nvidia. Did the above people even buy an Nvidia GPU? Did THEY get burned? Why aren't they crying foul over the 6850 and 6870?

Why would anyone cry fowl over the 68xx cards? They're terrific!

Terrific how in comparison to the 5850 and 5870?

Wagan8r said:

Why would anyone cry fowl over the 68xx cards? They're terrific!

Sure, they may be "terrific", but their names are misleading. The 6850 and 6870 should be successors to the 5850 and 5870, right? Instead, they are successors to the 5770 and 5830 respectively. The 5850 and 5870 are still more powerful.

They're not supposed to be directly competing with the aforementioned cards. AMD just decided to break its own naming convention, which is remarkably stupid. But being an nVidia owner, I'm used to naming schemes that are far more idiotic anyways.

The cards themselves are excellent performers regardless of name, though. If people did proper research, they would realize that the 68xx cards are not more powerful, and purchase accordingly. Same deal for nVidia cards. The naming schemes were terrible, but if a rational person did five minutes of research then they'd know the differences.

The real benefit here is that neither AMD nor nVidia fanboys are allowed to point and laugh at the other 'side' over something as stupid as a naming scheme.

fpsgamerJR62 said:

AMD needs to do a hard launch of the 6900 series on December 13th to avoid falling behind Nvidia going into the new year. As for myself, I've already decided on the GTX 580 for my primary gaming rig and may consider a GTX 570 for my backup gaming rig.

Tha General Tha General, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Nvidia needs to make more GDDR5 non power connector cards. Something to compete with the 5670.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

They're not supposed to be directly competing with the aforementioned cards. AMD just decided to break its own naming convention, which is remarkably stupid. But being an nVidia owner, I'm used to naming schemes that are far more idiotic anyways.
Actually, I think ATI pulls product numbers out of their corporate a**, specifically to confuse would be customers, and to render card comparisons within their own brand difficult at best.

I really don't see what's confusing about Nvidia numbers, you'd have to explain what's throwing you off about those.

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