Point of View GTX 570 TGT Ultra Charged review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/12/2010 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Final words and conclusion
There's no doubt that we like the GeForce GTX 570 Turbo Charged edition from Point of View very much. The product caters that very a-typical audience, the folks that just does not want to overclock themselves, yet do yearn for the additional performance. The TC edition comes pre-overclocked and that falls within its nice 3 year warranty. As such it is a hassle free experience, you pop the card in and bam ... you gain extra performance. Make no mistake though, it is nothing you could not tweak out of a card yourself, even at default GPU voltages.
The flipside of that coin is also that the TC version will likely be 50 EUR more expensive. That's give or take 400 EUR and there, the danger lures in the fact that the GeForce GTX 580 is actually slowly coming into vicinity price wise. So pricing wise it sits smack down in the middle of the 570 and 580 reference cards. That is something you need to keep in the back of your head alright.
Now honesty, and common sense needs to be applied her as well, see there is another thing you do need to take into account, AMD is about to release their Radeon HD 6900 series graphics cards. Knowing AMD, they will match or surpass performance with hopefully an aggressive price, and that might bring some more balance and or confusion into the pricing. Who knows.
Other than that, there are just no concerns with the GTX 570 UC edition. The temperatures are an itsy bitsy high yet remain under control, the product remains darn silent and it surely offers more than plentiful game rendering performance for any game to date and then some more. High resolutions are not an issue, and combined with even the most stringent Antialiasing and image quality settings you are very safe up-to a monitor resolution of 1920x1200.
Alright, time to round up this review. The GeForce GTX 570 is just a lovely graphics card to play any game to date on. You flick on high image quality settings and can play brilliantly at say 1920x1200 with everything cranked open image quality wise.
The baseline performance level of the DirectX 11 class GeForce GTX 570 has gotten a little better with this version, it will likely attract a lot of you guys and gals. If you can find it at the right price, then we without any hesitation would like to recommend the card to you. Please do make sure you have a PC to match a card of this caliber, any decent mid-range processor from the last two years will do fine and make sure you have a power supply of 500 Watts or better. Oh, on that topic, power consumption might still be a little bit on the high side but remember, all other variables are right, heat, noise, performance and features.
The GeForce GTX 570 Turbo Charged edition graphics card from Point of View is impressive and has all the key elements and variables right, Point of View will top off your purchase with a free game as well, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction, which is a terrific game alright. So yeah, it's a keeper !
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