Nvidia today formally announced its GeForce GTX 570 GPU, representing the latest addition to the GTX 500 series and offering up "explosive performance and quiet gaming." Strong marketing words, for sure, but nothing compared to Gainward's nomenclature.
Coinciding with the launch, Gainward outted two GTX 570 videocards, including the Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB "Golden Sample" Goes Like Hell edition.
This isn't the first time Gainward has come out with a GLH videocard, but this is certainly the fastest card to be labled as such. To earn that title, Gainward cranked the GPU clockspeed from 732MHz to 800MHz and goosed the memory from 1.9GHz to 2GHz. Not earth shattering, but a respectable bump that should give Gainward's GLH variant a performance advantage over stock-clocked GTX 570 cards.
No word yet on price, but it will likely end up higher than what current stock clocked cards are going for on the street, which is around $350.
Psst, come here. You aren't supposed to know this, but according to a Palit Product Information slide sweclockers.com posted online, it appears Nvidia is readying its GeForce GTX 570 videocard for a December 7, 2010 launch date, the same day as World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
That's also just a few days ahead of AMD's Cayman launch, barring any last minute surprises. Regardless of how it all shakes out, Nvidia's GTX 570, according to the posted spec sheet, will come with 480 CUDA cores and 1280MB of memory clocked at 3800MHz on a 320-bit bus. The GPU will race along at 732MHz and the shaders at 1464MHz.
The GTX 570 will come with a pair of 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors and carry a 225W TDP, compared to 244W on the GTX 580 and 250W on the GTX 480.