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Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum 1280MB, Palit GeForce GTX 580 3072MB Graphics Cards

October 31, 2011



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Today we shall review a couple of card from Palit: a GeForce GTX 570 from the Sonic Platinum series, which is quite similar to counterparts from Gainward and Zotac, and a GeForce GTX 580 with as many as 3GB of video memory.

Specifications

Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum 1280MB GDDR5

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 570 (GF110)
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 800/1600 MHz (the standard is 732/1464 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1000 (4000) MHz (the standard is 950 (3800) MHz)
  • Memory bus: 320-bit
  • Stream processors: 480
  • Texture units: 60 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROP units: 40
  • Dimensions: 228x111x36 mm
  • Board color: black
  • Output connectors: 2 x Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Palit GeForce GTX 580 3072MB GDDR5

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 580 (GF110)
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 783/1566 MHz (the standard is 775/1550 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1010 (4040) MHz (the standard is 1000 (4000) MHz)
  • Memory bus: 384-bit
  • Stream processors: 512
  • Texture units: 64 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROP units: 48
  • Dimensions: 267x111x36 mm
  • Board color: black
  • Output connectors: 2 x Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Design

Comparison with the reference design, front view

Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum 1280MB GDDR5 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

Palit GeForce GTX 580 3072MB GDDR5 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

Comparison with the reference design, rear view

Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum 1280MB GDDR5 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

Palit GeForce GTX 580 3072MB GDDR5 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

Speaking of Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum 1280MB GDDR5, the only thing that reminds of the reference design is the layout of memory chips. The rest has been overhauled: from output connectors to the improved power supply unit for higher clock rates. Besides, the card has one 6-pin and one 8-pin supplementary power connectors, like GeForce GTX 580.

Palit GeForce GTX 580 3072MB GDDR5 has also been customized in a similar way, so the card has non-standard output connectors and a better power supply unit for higher-frequency memory chips.

Maximum resolutions and frequencies:

  • 240 Hz maximum refresh rate
  • 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz max. digital (DVI) resolution
  • 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz max. analog (VGA) resolution

Each card has one 6-pin and one 8-pin supplementary power connector.


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