Nvidia's GeForce GTX 580 may be the current king of the hill, but this could change before the end of the year when AMD launches their new Radeon HD 6900 series. So with the real high-end battle still to take place Nvidia is not sitting around waiting for AMD to strike back. Instead, they are getting ready to release their second GF110-based product.
The GeForce GTX 570 should be hitting shelves shortly, featuring similar specifications to that of the GTX 480 but with a lower price at around $350. As the GeForce GTX 470 was to the GTX 480, the GTX 570 is a cut down version of the recently released GTX 580. Thermals and operating efficiency will remain much the same, as will the features. What has changed is the core configuration, operating frequencies, and memory bus width, all of which have been slightly reduced.
The GeForce GTX 570 is likely targeting the yet to be released AMD Radeon HD 6950 – which we still know little about. For now, though, let’s take a closer look at the GeForce GTX 570 we have in our hands and find out how well it performs.
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