The GeForce GTX 570 effectively replaces the old GeForce GTX 480 and we must say that it is a very decent high-end offering from NVIDIA. It may not be faster than the model it replaces, but it runs markedly cooler and is also less power hungry thanks to a better optimized core and a custom design vapor chamber cooler. And at US$349, the GeForce GTX 570 is decently priced too, bridging the gap between the uber expensive GeForce GTX 580 and its lesser brethren like the GeForce GTX 470, GTX 460 and so on. If you haven’t checked out our review, we suggest you do so by clicking here.
To follow up, we’ll be taking a look at how the GeForce GTX 570 performs in a 2-way SLI configuration. NVIDIA claims that the GeForce GTX 570 will scale in performance well, and judging from our past experiences, we have no reasons not to believe their claims.
To evaluate the GeForce GTX 570’s performance in a 2-way SLI configuration, we will be using our X58 setup which has the following specifications:
This time, we’ll be paying attention to how much gain in performance you can get by adding another GeForce GTX 570 to the system. Also, it’ll be interesting to see how the it will match up against the new Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 in 2-way CrossFire.
The full list of cards and driver versions tested:
The list of benchmark used are as follows: