The first feature-reduced version of the GTX 580 arrives, rendering the GTX 480 obsolete and body-slamming the Radeon HD 5870.
This is the silly season for PR presents. Technology writers and product reviewers receive boxes in the mail, sometimes elaborately giftwrapped, from public relations people in the industry. Usually, what we find inside are fruit, chocolate, calendars with generic photographs and assorted pastries. So when we got a gift box from Nvidia, we naturally thought it was one of the usual holiday PR gimmicks.
We were wrong. When we got around to opening the box, we found this:
This is the follow-up to the GeForce GTX 580. Unsurprisingly, it’s called the GTX 570. As with the earlier GTX 470, it’s a cut-down version of the mother chip, offering 480 compute cores instead of the GTX 580’s 512 cores. Other features have been scaled back as well.
We gave the GTX 570 a spin with out full battery of benchmarks. Hit the jump to find out more!