Nvidia launches its latest Fermi GPU, the GF110 derivative - GTX 570 [update: price]

Published Date
10 - Dec - 2010
| Last Updated
08 - May - 2014
 
Nvidia launches its latest Fermi GPU, the GF110 derivative - GTX...

Update: Abacus Peripherals has just released the Sparkle GeForce GTX 570 cards in India, and two models are available, one with reference clock speeds and one overclocked. Pricing for these cards starts at Rs. 21,900, giving you a rough idea of what other Nvidia partners will be pricing their cards at.


Original article [08-12-10 - 19:20:22] - The Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 has been launched, and it is priced at $329. The reviews around the web so far seem to peg the single-GPU card ahead of both the GTX 480 and HD 5870. It is based on the same GF110 architecture as the GTX 580, with a little less of everything.

[RELATED_ARTICLE]As you can expect with the newer architecture, the GTX 570 offers better performance at lower heat (using the 580’s vapour-cooling system) and power consumption, apart from offering more choice at the top-end of the market.

The card also apparently offers great overclocking headroom, and some factory overclocked versions offer 810MHz core clock and 1620MHz shader clock and 3960MHz memory clock speeds out of the box.   

The DX11 GeForce GTX 570 is interestingly positioned in terms of hardware, falling in between the GTX 480 and GTX 480, though it has the GF110’s more efficient design. See how it fits below:

Model
GTX 580
GTX 570
GTX 480
GTX 470
Stream Processors
512
480
480
448
Texture Address / Filtering
64/64
60/60
60/60
56/56
ROPs
48
40
48
40
Core Clock
772MHz
732MHz
700MHz
607MHz
Shader Clock
1544MHz
1464MHz
1401MHz
1215MHz
Memory Clock
1002MHz (4008MHz data rate) GDDR5
950MHz (3800MHz data rate) GDDR5
924MHz (3696MHz data rate) GDDR5
837MHz (3348MHz data rate) GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
384-bit
320-bit
384-bit
320-bit
Frame Buffer
1.5GB
1.25GB
1.5GB
1.25GB
FP64
1/8 FP32
1/8 FP32
1/8 FP32
1/8 FP32
Transistor Count
3B
3B
3B
3B
Manufacturing Process
TSMC 40nm
TSMC 40nm
TSMC 40nm
TSMC 40nm
Price Point
$499
$349
~$400
~$240

So, if you were excited about Nvidia’s new top-end performance, but didn’t have the heart to spend on the GTX 580 or settle for the GTX 480, here’s the GTX 570. Keep your fingers crossed, and maybe you’ll get a GTX 565 soon.

Over at the red side of Christmas, December 15th is said to be the new rumoured date for the launch of the Cayman Pro - HD 6950 and Cayman XT - HD 6970 single-GPU cards, and the world is certainly holding its breath till then. The HD 6970 has a rumoured price of $450, which pegs it at a great deal less than the GTX 580.

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