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Wednesday, 22 December 2010 09:37

Gainward GTX 570 Golden Sample Goes Like Hell reviewed - 6. Tessellation test: Unigine Heaven

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: It really does go like hell
Last modified on Thursday, 22 September 2011 10:24
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-4 #1 DJDestiny 2010-12-22 10:51
It is indeed like a relabeled 480 .
With one disabled SM and a few disabled bits of data , and of course a new cooler .
But what's the point of throttling again ?
 
 
-8 #2 MrScary 2010-12-22 11:56
It really goes like hell, hehehe:

509W full load= more than the 580...nuclear plant needed (add to my shop list)

Gainward besides MSI is the best brand for nvidiots cards, but i sitck to AMD for life.

Happy nuking. :D
 
 
+2 #3 Warhead 2010-12-22 12:00
The performance does look good indeed. But right now I'm happy with my HD 6970 that I have just bought, so hopefully with new drivers the performance should increase over time.
 
 
+2 #4 Nerdmaster 2010-12-22 17:58
Its more power hungry than 580. :o
 
 
+5 #5 Jurassic1024 2010-12-22 20:05
Quoting DJDestiny:
It is indeed like a relabeled 480 .
With one disabled SM and a few disabled bits of data , and of course a new cooler .
But what's the point of throttling again ?





What's teh point of throttling? Ask AMD, since you and it are best buddies. *cough Powertune cough*. ANd if you think the 570 is a rebadge, you are truly out of your league here.
 
 
+4 #6 leftiszi 2010-12-22 22:01
My PNY 570s run at 0.95V for the stock 732Mhz. For 850Mhz I have to use 1V as well.

The power draw may be higher than the 580 but look at the bright side. You only OC when really needed and it is nice to know that you can have 580 like performance for 150 euros less.

This is the case for the 570 GLH really. 1V at 800Mhz=higher power draw than the 580.

That's why you get stock clocked 570s and you OC only when needed.

The exhaust inside the case is a fail btw. Reference HSF FTW!
 
 
+3 #7 DJDestiny 2010-12-23 05:22
Quoting Jurassic1024:
Quoting DJDestiny:
It is indeed like a relabeled 480 .
With one disabled SM and a few disabled bits of data , and of course a new cooler .
But what's the point of throttling again ?





What's teh point of throttling? Ask AMD, since you and it are best buddies. *cough Powertune cough*. ANd if you think the 570 is a rebadge, you are truly out of your league here.


Powertune can be changed / switched off in OverDrive .
 
 
0 #8 hoohoo 2010-12-31 06:02
I am sure you people have seen the news that a 6950 can be BIOS-flashed to enable all the shaders and bits and pieces - you get a 6970.

If you can do the flash (I still have a pair of 4890s, haven't tried it), then the dollar value seems to be the 6950 no?

Funny thing about the above is that AMD knows about burning gates - we used to overclock Athlons using pencil lead tracks between contacts on the top of that CPU that set the multiplier. I suspect the 6950 can be flashed to 6970 because AMD wants people in the know to do it instead of buying nVidia.

The unwashed masses will never know the difference - but they will probably be buying on bang for the buck not absolute performance.

What do you think of this?
 
 
+1 #9 PCWizKid 2011-01-03 07:27
I did the BIOS flash update to my HD6950 and made it a HD6970 basically, I posted a video with results here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEZL5vezYm0
 

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