Gigabyte GV-N570SO-13I Graphics Card
- Intel Core i7-975 3340 MHz CPU
- ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard on the Intel X58 chipset
- 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM from Corsair
- WD Caviar SE WD1600JD 160GB SATA HDD
- Tagan TG900-BZ 900W PSU
- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, DirectX 11
- 30" Dell 3007WFP monitor
- VSync disabled
- NVIDIA Drivers 280.19, AMD Catalyst 11.7
- Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft) — DirectX 10.0, Shaders 4.0 (HDR), built-in benchmarking utility (the Middle level), maximum settings.
- Crysis Warhead (Crytek/EA) — Cargo, DirectX 10.0, Shaders 4.0, Very High settings, batch file, timedemo available by e-mail request.
- Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (Codemasters) — DirectX 11, Ultra High settings, run as follows: "dirt2.exe -benchmark example_benchmark.xml".
- Metro 2033 (4A Games/THQ) — DirectX 11, Super High settings, PhysX disabled, run from in game.
- Just Cause 2 (Avalanche Studios/Eidos Interactive) — DirectX 10.0, Super High settings, run from in game.
- Aliens vs. Predator (Rebellion/SEGA) — DirectX 11, Shaders 5.0, Very High settings, run from in game.
- F1 2010 (Codemasters) — DirectX 11, Ultra High settings, run as follows: "formulaone.exe -benchmark example_benchmark.xml". Game provided by NVIDIA.
- Tropics Benchmark 1.3 (Unigine) — DirectX 10.0, High settings.
- Heaven Benchmark 2.5 Pro (Unigine) — DirectX 11, High settings.
- 3DMark 11 (FutureMark) — DirectX 11, Performance settings.
We'd like to thank Unigine for helping us set up their benchmarks.
Below are results obtained at the high clock rates of 920/1840/4400 MHz, because the card works fine at those.
Far Cry 2
Crysis Warhead, Cargo
Colin McRae: DiRT 2
Just Cause 2
Aliens vs. Predator
Unigine Tropics Benchmark
Unigine Heaven Benchmark, DirectX 11
Gigabyte GV-N570SO-13I is a unique, excellent GTX 570. It has no drawbacks, really. Well, except for price, but all enthusiast products are expensive anyway. The overclocking potential and flexible settings let the card outperform even the more expensive GeForce GTX 580. It also outperforms AMD Radeon HD 6970, the direct competitor, but in this case you should also pay attention to prices.
The cooler is very efficient and almost noiseless, too.
All in all this is probably the best GeForce GTX 570 available, even better than Gainward Phantom.
We express gratitude to Gigabyte for the provided graphics card. The PSU is provided by TAGAN, the monitor is provided by NVIDIA.
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