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EVGA's GeForce GTX 570 SuperClocked



Operating out of Brea, California, EVGA is quite possibly possibly the most recognizable name in graphics cards. They sent a SuperClocked version of their GTX 570 for review. EVGA has provided gamers with innovative graphics solutions dating all the way back to their Geforce 4 MX 440 which utilized a pioneering custom cooling design not seen in other products. They have a huge market presence and are known for their superior level of customer service and product warranties, as well as a large fan base.










Package Contents:


  • EVGA GTX 570 Graphics Card
  • EVGA Driver/Software Disc with EVGA Precision Tuning Utility
  • Mini-HDMI to HDMI Adapter
  • DVI to VGA Adapter
  • (2) 6-pin PCI-E Power Adapters
  • User Guide
  • Case Badge
  • Giant EVGA poster (replaces the bumper sticker provided with 4-series cards)


Poster


On the outside, the EVGA GTX 570 SuperClocked is no different than the reference unit. As a matter of fact, my review unit pretty much was a reference unit, with the original stickers underneath the EVGA stickers. I don't have any problem with that as long as there's at least something that makes this card better than the reference unit.







NVIDIA GTX 580, EVGA GTX 570 SC, NVIDIA GTX 570, and EVGA GTX 460 SC (for scale):



EVGA's GTX 570 SuperClocked is a reference design, but comes out of that factory and to your doorstep with higher clock speeds. The 797/1594 mhz core speed is a 8.8% increase over the reference 732 mhz, and the memory is overclocked 2.6% from 3800 mhz to 3900. These speed increases don't really look to be much, but we'll leave judgment of that for after we've looked at the gaming performance of this card.

Other features that you have access to with purchase of an EVGA GTX 570 SuperClocked:

SoNet


Between forums, Twitter, Flikr, Facebook, YouTube, Steam and podcasts, there's sure to be a way for you to interact with the EVGA community that best appeals to you. This extremely robust online presence makes an EVGA GPU owner a member of a large, diverse and easy-to-access online community.

Mods Rigs


Quote:
“Mods Rigs is a community based off of computer system modifications and specifications. Post up pictures and system components of your latest system build and show them off to the whole world. Meet all of the qualifications and you can become automatically enrolled in randomly being picked for a $1K sponsorship! With new users and systems being added everyday, Mods Rigs provides hours of browsing through the ever increasing database of enthusiast systems. Post comments and compare your systems to others, search for specific system components, submit your 3D Mark Vantage benchmark scores and earn the right to be placed amongst the ranks of the TOP EVGA RIGS. Come join in and be a part of one of the biggest things happening at EVGA!”
- from http://www.evga.com/modsrigs/TopRating.aspx

EVGA Precision and OC Scanner



EVGA Precision features granular hardware monitoring capabilities, fan adjustment, and of course clock speed adjustment. It also has the capability to display monitoring information on Logitech keyboards with LCD displays, and also offers a simple screenshot utility. EVGA OC Scanner assists in determining safe overclocks by providing a GPU-stressing scene that will artifact if the frequencies are too high.

EVGA remains a step ahead of other GPU vendors, with great warranties, active development of enthusiast software, a huge community, tons of ways to interact with the company, and most of all: consistently great products that almost always exceed expectation.


Article Index/Navigation

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  1. Title/Contents/Review Goal
  2. Introduction
  3. A Look at NVIDIA's GTX 570
  4. EVGA's GTX 570 SuperClocked
  5. Testing Environment
  6. Performance Results - Gaming Tests
  7. Performance Results - Synthetic Benchmarks
  8. Overclocking, Temperature & Noise Comments
  9. Conclusion
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