Point of View GTX 570 TGT Ultra Charged review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/12/2010 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Smack down in the middle of the launch day of the GeForce GTX 570, a couple of board partners already presented their pre-overclocked, also known as factory overclocked, models. Yeah that's an indicator to us, the more SKUs announced, the more popular a product tends to get. The GeForce GTX 570 might become a mildly popular product alright.
Yes yes -- roughly four weeks ago NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 580, with an unpredicted amount of success I must add, as I certainly did not expect the popularity of the card to be at the level that it is right now. If you checked out our FrontPage poll in November you'd have noticed that the GeForce GTX 580 by far is the choice of gaming weaponry for many games, which surprises me as the card does cost an arm and a leg. Currently here in the Netherlands you need to chunk down an amazing 450 EUR for it.
NVIDIA knows this and as such tried to cover their bases. The GeForce GTX 480 is now officially going EOL (end of life) after its short-lived life. To replace that product NVIDIA is now introducing, the GeForce GTX 570. A card that is positioned in the 349 EUR price bracket yet offers a massive chunk of high-end DirectX 11 performance alongside good GPU temperatures and noise levels.
A product based on the very same GF110 GPU that empowers the GTX 580, yet castrated a little towards 480 shader processors, a 320-bit memory bus and a notch less memory at 1280MB GDDR5.
Today's offering is of course a GTX 570, we nicked it out of the Eindhoven warehouse from the good people at Point of View. See, their TGT team is chunking out several new SKUs based on the GTX 570. Today we'll have a peek at their Ultra Charged model. The "UC" version is a guaranteed stable factory overclocked product that is overclocked towards a pretty impressive value. See, the default core clock frequency of the GTX 570 is 732 MHz, the TC version is clocked at a blistering 810 MHz, which is a pretty decent overclock. Memory wise we spot an increased clock frequency on that 1.2 GB GDDR5 memory as well, taken from 3800 towards 3960 MHz.
The end result is a product that closes in, and sometimes equalizes to GeForce GTX 580 performance, and that is just an interesting prospect. Fascinated ? yeah we figured that much, so lets check out the Point of View GeForce GTX 570 TGT Ultra Charged graphics card.
Today a review on the ProTAB 2 XXL 10" tablet from Point of View from their Mobi range. With a price of only 169,- EUR the specs are decent enough alright. Interesting enough for graphics, the ProTab2XXL also comes with an additional MALI-400 3D graphics chip. Now we never heard of it before tbh, and very little can found about it on the web. But we can certainly measure it's performance and it does allow for FullHD playback. The Mali graphics chip even allows to drive a mini HDMI v1.4 port.
Point of View GTX 570 TGT Ultra Charged review
Today's offering is of course a GTX 570, we nicked it out of the Eindhoven warehouse from the good people at Point of View. See, their TGT team is chunking out several new SKUs based on the GTX 570. Today we'll have a peek at their Ultra Charged model. The UC version is a guaranteed stable factory overclocked product that is overclocked towards a pretty impressive value. See, the default core clock frequency of the GTX 570 is 732 MHz, the TC version is clocked at a blistering 810 MHz, which is a pretty decent overclock. Memory wise spot an increased clock frequency on that 1.2 GB GDDR5 memory as well, taken from 3800 towards 3960 MHz.
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