Zotac GeForce GTX 570 AMP! Edition 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 280.26, AMD Catalyst 11.8
- 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.
Even though we don't have results for this very card on our diagrams, such factory overclocking only provides about 5-6% extra performance which isn't a big difference really.
Far Cry 2
Crysis Warhead, Cargo
Colin McRae: DiRT 2
Just Cause 2
Aliens vs. Predator DirectX 11.0
Unigine Tropics Benchmark
Unigine Heaven Benchmark DirectX 11.0
3DMark 11 Graphics Marks
Zotac GeForce GTX 570 AMP! Edition is a copy of the reference design with minor factory overclocking which is still nice. GTX 570 fits between regular and factory overclocked Radeon HD 6950, although if you overclock it it will catch up with Radeon HD 6970. We consider it a direct rival of a Radeon HD 6970 2GB. In terms of prices, GTX 570 actually seems to be a better buy than a Radeon HD 6970 2GB (as of September 2011). However, the latter has a bit higher performance.
We express gratitude to Zotac for the provided graphics card. The PSU is provided by TAGAN, the monitor is provided by NVIDIA.
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