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|
|Power connectors||6+8-pin PCIe||6+6-pin PCIe||6+8-pin PCIe||6+6-pin PCIe|
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.