3D Mark 2011
Gainward’s GTX 570 Golden Sample outran the Radeon HD 6970 but, as you can see from the results, the higher the resolution – the lower the difference.
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The GTX 570 Golden Sample comes factory overclocked but it simply cannot handle the Radeon HD 6970 in some games, AvP being one of them. However, thanks to special cooling that keeps the temperatures way below dangerous thresholds, the GTX 570 Golden Sample can be further overclocked. This helped us in achieving higher scores than the Geforce GTX 580.
We didn’t need to overclock the GTX 570 Golden Sample in Dirt 2 because it churned out a great frame rate at 2560x1600, running at factory clocks throughout. Furthermore, it is faster than Radeon HD 6970 in this game.
The Geforce GTX 570 has 1280MB of memory while the Radeon HD 6970 comes with 2048MB. Metro 2033 likes more memory and runs considerably better with it, especially when playing at 2560x1600 with antialiasing. Up until that resolution, the GTX 570 Golden Sample and RAdeon HD 6970 scores were similar. The Radeon HD 6970’s memory earned it dominance when antialiasing is used, but the GTX 570 Golden Sample wins otherwise.
Gainward’s GTX 570 Golden Sample scored very good results, almost threatening to dethrone the Geforce GTX 580.
Unigine Heaven shows that the Geforce GTX 580 is undisputed tessellation test winner.