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Gainward GeForce GTX 570 Phantom Review

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xMathiasD 14th February 2011, 09:06 Quote
i like it! its pretty
azrael- 14th February 2011, 09:33 Quote
I'd love to see a review of the Gainward GTX560 Ti Phantom next. I'm just dying to see how it performs power- and noisewise compared to the reference card.
Mankz 14th February 2011, 09:42 Quote
^^ What he said.

Im seriously considering getting a 560 to replace my 8800 GT (I bought that to play Crysis all those years ago) and that would be the card i'm after as there is no need to bolt on a fat-ass after market cooler.
.//TuNdRa 14th February 2011, 09:44 Quote
What I fail to see is why they've opted to keep the Triple-SLI headers on the board. Surely there's no motherboard out there, save the Classified SR-2, that could possibly run THREE three-slot cards?
SpAceman 14th February 2011, 09:45 Quote
Looks really nice and clean but at the same time it looks hardcore with that massive heatsink. I like it.
Ljs 14th February 2011, 10:01 Quote
The 560 Ti Phantom has a red PCB. :(
faugusztin 14th February 2011, 11:00 Quote
Uhm, what ? Did i read what i read ? I own this card, and sorry, but i see this review saying something i find hardly believable.

1) Idle power consumption of this card was EXACTLY the same as the stock HD5870. i5 750 + HD5870 was 117W, i5 750 + GTX570 Phantom + GS8400 was 127W. So with one extra card, i managed to get a whopping 10W idle increase. How did you managed to get 30W difference between HD5870 and GTX570 Phantom is something i will never understand.
2) 1800RPM cooling - hm... good joke. http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/5363/bc2p.png - that is auto fan, Define R3 with 2 intakes and 3 outtakes, two of outtakes are Enermax Magmas at top (=hot air goes out as quickly as possible). 1800RPM is possible only with very, very light 3D usage. Even TF2 will move you up to 2000RPM region.
faugusztin 14th February 2011, 11:01 Quote
DELETE
gcwebbyuk 14th February 2011, 11:05 Quote
I just bought one of these last night! Arriving on Tuesday...
Guinevere 14th February 2011, 12:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by .//TuNdRa
What I fail to see is why they've opted to keep the Triple-SLI headers on the board. Surely there's no motherboard out there, save the Classified SR-2, that could possibly run THREE three-slot cards?

Because the board could also be used for single-slot or dual-slot coolers. Much cheaper to run with the one board, and much cheaper than re-engineering the platform to remove the extra SLI support. (The extra header will add virtually no manufacturing cost to the card)
rollo 14th February 2011, 13:06 Quote
Who uses auto fan lol

Run furmark increase fan speed till temp stops going up, and you use that setting for 3d as low as it goes for 2d
Paradigm Shifter 14th February 2011, 13:21 Quote
Nice card. I'd like two of the 3GB GTX580 Phantoms for Surround, though.

...

And I see that Bit-Tech still continues with the idea that the GTX470, which has 1280MB of VRAM (1.25GB) is a 1.2GB card while the GTX570, which also has 1280MB of VRAM (1.25GB) is a 1.3GB card...

I don't mind the rounding to 1 decimal place... but please be consistent about it: 1.25 rounds up to 1.3, not down to 1.2.
faugusztin 14th February 2011, 13:53 Quote
Well, it seems it was in a part a fault of that 8400GS, but it is still 2250 RPM :
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2161/no8400.png
Paul2011 14th February 2011, 14:58 Quote
please review the 580 version of this
bobwya 14th February 2011, 16:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by .//TuNdRa
What I fail to see is why they've opted to keep the Triple-SLI headers on the board. Surely there's no motherboard out there, save the Classified SR-2, that could possibly run THREE three-slot cards?

Uhhmm. Pretty obvious really... A card with extra power circuitry at virtually stock price = WC FTW!!
faugusztin 14th February 2011, 16:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by bobwya
Uhhmm. Pretty obvious really... A card with extra power circuitry at virtually stock price = WC FTW!!

And a warranty sticker across one of the screws at back of the card :).
Farfalho 14th February 2011, 16:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by bobwya
Uhhmm. Pretty obvious really... A card with extra power circuitry at virtually stock price = WC FTW!!

And a warranty sticker across one of the screws at back of the card :).

Someone getting WC on his graphics but probably don't give a rat's ass about warranty, I think!

And I do use auto fan. Don't see the need to have a vacuum next to my ear 100% of the time the pc is on
fingerbob69 14th February 2011, 18:15 Quote
I just wish those heat pipes faced out. It's the same with MSI's Twin Fozers. Just seems to be the 'wrong' way round.
faugusztin 14th February 2011, 18:41 Quote
What difference does it make if you have the heatpipes at top of the card instead of the bottom ?
dactone 14th February 2011, 18:43 Quote
[QUOTE=Mankz]^^ What he said.

Im seriously considering getting a 560 to replace my 8800 GT (I bought that to play Crysis all those years ago) and that would be the card i'm after as there is no need to bolt on a fat-ass after market cooler.[/

get one there amazing for the money. and they overclock so well you wont look back .
greigaitken 14th February 2011, 18:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter


I don't mind the rounding to 1 decimal place... but please be consistent about it: 1.25 rounds up to 1.3, not down to 1.2.

In my day, we did proper maths. both cards are 5/4GB cards
Eiffie 14th February 2011, 19:24 Quote
Now that is a sexy cooler!
Action_Parsnip 14th February 2011, 22:45 Quote
Guys what was the load temp with the overclock? Besides that good review.
Gradius 15th February 2011, 01:56 Quote
How tall is the card (in mm) ?

Please, post always the ambient temp (of room) ! Waiting for GTX580 of this too.
gcwebbyuk 15th February 2011, 21:34 Quote
It certainly is a whopper! and quiet too...

Will measure tomorrow for you
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