Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 coming on December 7, one day before AMD Radeon HD 6900 launch

Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 coming on December 7, one day before AMD Radeon HD 6900 launch

Summary: Things are about to get a lot hotter in the desktop graphics cards wars, and I'm not just talking about the heat being generated inside your system.Nvidia hopes to short-circuit the hoopla over the launch of AMD's new flagship Radeon HD 6900 series of boards, due to be released on December 8, by bringing out the new GeForce GTX 570 the day before.

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Things are about to get a lot hotter in the desktop graphics cards wars, and I'm not just talking about the heat being generated inside your system.

Nvidia hopes to short-circuit the hoopla over the launch of AMD's new flagship Radeon HD 6900 series of boards, due to be released on December 8, by bringing out the new GeForce GTX 570 the day before.

We know a little bit about the GTX 570's specs thanks to a leak from Nvidia partner Palit found on a Swedish tech site. Compared to its recently released GTX 580 sibling, the new card has fewer CUDA cores (480 vs. 512), less DDR5 memory (1.28GB vs. 1.5GB), and slower clocks speeds. Of course it will cost less, too, but we don't know pricing yet. It should also run a little cooler as well.

It's a bit of a gamble on Nvidia's part to launch next Tuesday, since the GTX 570, along with the GTX 580, will be immediately benchmarked against the Radeon HD 6900 series, and it's possible the green giant's new cards will be outclassed. Then again, maybe Nvidia thinks it has a good reason to preempt things. We'll find out more by the middle of next week, so stay tuned.

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Topics: Processors, Hardware

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  • RE: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 coming on December 7, one day before AMD Radeon HD 6900 launch

    I hope they will do well because Fermi (400 series) was a disaster for them
    shellcodes_coder
    • RE: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 coming on December 7, one day before AMD Radeon HD 6900 launch

      @shellcodes_coder
      I don't know about disaster; sure it had issues, but since the price of the GTX 470 dropped to $260 CDN a couple of months ago, it's the best deal in town for the kind of performance it delivers. I picked one up, runs great :)

      But yea, 500 series doesn't introduce anything revolutionary, just faster clock speeds and fixes of all the issues that the 400s had (mainly heat and power consumption, neither of which bother most gamers with good airflow chassis and 700+ watt PSUs).

      I think the new AMD cards will rock too, so lots to choose from this holiday :)
      Scratchi
  • RE: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 coming on December 7, one day before AMD Radeon HD 6900 launch

    The fact that you are making apologies for the card and add a lot of caveats means it is not a good product. And the best deal in town is the HD 5870 @ $215-$225 on newegg right now.
    By the way, the 500 series didn't really fix anything from the old hot, power hungry Fermi. All they did was add a limiter to throttle the card down so they can claim it consumes less power.

    And please stop regurgitating the same drivel Nvidia marketing has been spewing. Power consumption and heat do matter to gamers and it was shown as AMD sold over 25 millions DirectX 11 GPUs.
    If those factors didn't matter to gamers the GTX470 and GTX480 would be sold out everywhere and last time I checked it was Nvidia doing crazy price cuts all around while the Radeons were in fact going up in price.
    ALISON SMOCK
    • RE: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 coming on December 7, one day before AMD Radeon HD 6900 launch

      @stebidri
      I'm not regurgitating anything; I like both camps, I recommended the 5770 to lots of people who don't play games as much as I do and all the PCs I build at work have 5770 cards. It's simply the best value out there right now, better then the 460GTX and 450GTS when compared side by side.

      When I got the 470GTX, the 5870 was still around the same price or a bit higher. Another reason I chose to stick with Nvidia is because they've always had, and still have better Linux support; which I use a lot on this PC. Although AMD drivers have improved a lot over the last two years, Nvidia drivers still have much less issues at this point (not to say it has no issues at all)

      Maybe saying "all" gamers don't care about heat and power was a bit of an overstatement; but I for one don't. My Corsair TX750W keeps the card running nice :D

      And never did I apologize for anyone...if 400 series was really as bad as people make it out to be, I simply wouldn't buy it...the fact is, it's really not as bad as people say it is. People kinda blew it out of proportion. If you don't like it, don't buy it, AMD makes good cards too.
      Scratchi
  • RE: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 coming on December 7, one day before AMD Radeon HD 6900 launch

    Weak attempt at taking steam from a product that gamers really want. Let's think about it... the most powerful dual-GPU card versus a high-end but not top-performing card... most hard-core gamers with large budgets for their rigs (read:Intel Core i7 980x) that aren't Fanbois like Scratchi are going to skip NVIDIA again and get a pair of the AMD cards, just to experience World of Warcraft at 200+ frames per second (and everything else at no slower than 60).
    nix_hed
  • RE: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 coming on December 7, one day before AMD Radeon HD 6900 launch

    Someone want to buy a kidney ? I need money for this new GTX 570 (400$ on http://amzn.to/e89Oo2) ...
    ttttbbbb
  • RE: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 coming on December 7, one day before AMD Radeon HD 6900 launch

    No more nVidia for me. Hardware may be mediocre and specs OK but their drivers and service suck. My latest hassle is with the newest drivers and two 9800GT cards that came with my PC is setting up SLI. I never had a problem until these drivers but now I can't enable SLI unless I kill, through the task manager, anything running on the PC. Even when I do that my Norton Internet Security is still one of the things nVidia requires me to shut down.

    When nVidia support across the sea ran out of things to suggest from their canned check list the ticket was forwarded to the next level of support. This support must be on Mars because it's been almost two months and no reply.

    Now NIS can not simply be stopped. It must be disabled through msconfig or uninstalled. All this just to enable a video card feature?? I don't think so.
    Lonestar2