Alright alright, you can stop staring at miss Shrek on the packaging ! It's what's in the inside that counts my man ! Psssht, be gone Fiona.
So, above you can see the GeForce GTX 570, the POV TGT Ultra Charged model. It is available for roughly 400 EUR though we expect it to level out at 379 EUR in a few weeks. You get the basics like the graphics card, manual and a demo and driver CD, oh and Point of View also includes a free game, Splinter Cell Conviction, nice.
Overall a nice and dark looking card. Let's look at the card from several different photographic viewpoints. The GTX 570 card is quite good looking with the black colored monitor connectors and then that new cooler which is vapor chamber based. One chamber on the GPU leads directly to aluminum fins where the fan will blow air to cool it off. The cooling works decent, but the biggest plus... it's very silent.
The GeForce GTX 570 comes with 1.2GB memory. The reference cards are clocked at a 732 MHz core frequency, 1464 MHz on the shader processors and the gDDR5 memory runs at 950 MHz. This is gDDR5 thus the memory runs at quad data-rate, thus effectively you may quadruple that number, hence you'll spot it clocked at 3800 MHz effective everywhere.
Connectivity wise we see two dual-link DVI connectors supporting all high-resolution monitors and all the way to the left you can see a mini HDMI connector. Mini HDMI was chosen to be able to position the connector at the lower half, so that the top half can exhaust hot air.
Point of View Protab 2 XXL Tablet review 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.
Point of View Ion 330 motherboard review We test an ION 330 based motherboard - ION is a relatively low cost GPU assisted solution that will allow this industry on very short notice to have netbooks with full HD playback quality, in multi-channel HD audio. A solution that even supports CUDA and therefore some simple PhysX functionality, but since it's CUDA compatible, it'll also allow encoding and acceleration of popular video content. A platform that supports Gigabit Ethernet, dual-link DVI (high resolution monitors), acceleration in Photoshop CS4 and heck... you can even play a couple of games or make a mini HTPC out of it, it's just really interesting as the product might be little, yet offers a lot.
GeForce 9600 GSO 384 MB review | Point of View NVIDIA replaced the GeForce 8800 GS with the GeForce 9600 GSO. The 9600 GSO is still based on the same G92 core with 96 stream processors that the 8800 GS has, but NVIDIA gave card makers a bit more freedom in their designs in terms of own PCB design to and determine their own clocks. This 'old' card will still have 384 MB of GDDR3 memory over a weird 192-bit memory interface.
Cards like these will sell for less than 99 Euro, and considering the performance you get returned for that, you'll love it.