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Wednesday, 22 December 2010 09:37

Gainward GTX 570 Golden Sample Goes Like Hell reviewed - 2. A closer look at the GTX 570 GS GLH

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: It really does go like hell

Gainward’s GTX 570 GS GLH comes with special cooling which should keep the temperatures in check.gainward-gs-glh-front-2
The cooler design we see here is no stranger to us, as we’re used to seeing Gainward strap their fastest cards with twin-fan cooling. It’s a dual slot cooler with a large aluminum heatsink and heatpipe technology. The following few photos show the card up close.

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Unlike Nvidia’s reference design, Gainward’s GTX 570 GS GLH comes with a large dual-slot cooler. However, Nvidia’s card will push hot air from the card out of the case whereas Gainward’s card will offload it into the case.

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You can check out the cooler on the following picture, where you can also see that it cools power components and the memory chips.

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The green areas you see on the picture are thermal components which are placed to be in direct contact with various PCB components.


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The fans are a part of the plastic hood that covers the heatsink. It’s interesting to see that the fans have separate 4-pin connectors, rather than the usual practice where both fans run on one 4-pin connector. Worry not though, as software RPM-speed regulation will still be a breeze.



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The base of GTX 570 GS GLH’ cooling is a copper base with four heatpipes which route the heat to the large aluminum heatsink.

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The memory in question is Samsung’s GDDR5 model number K4G10325FE-HC04. The memory is rated at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz GDDR5 effectively).

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The card has two dual-link DVIs, one HDMI and one DisplayPort. In comparison, reference cards come with two dual-link DVIs and a mini-HDMI. However, Nvidia’s architecture enables for using only two outs at the same time, regardless of Gainward’s efforts. This means that if you want more than two monitors – you’ll have to shell out for another card.

It’s well worth noting that the new Nvidia cards don’t require hassle around HDMI audio, i.e. you won’t need to connect SPDIF cables to your motherboard’s/soundcard’s SPDIF out. Gainward used HDMI 1.4a interface.

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Like all high-end cards, Gainward GTX 570 GS GLH allows for daisy chaining up to four cards in your rig for maximum performance or 3D Stereo Vision. If however your ultimate goal is higher display count using only one card, then it might be wiser to go for AMD’s Eyefinity capable cards.

Unlike the reference design, Gainward uses one 6-pin and one 8-pin power connector to cover for the factory overclock and provide further overclocking headroom.


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The card uses the ADP4100 voltage controller which is cheaper than the ChiL voltage controller that is found on the reference card, but it does support voltage changes in software via Afterburner and similar tools.

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