[Tested and Burned] ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II Review



ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II review index

4 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II Direct3D Tests

4.1 Unigine Heaven (DirectX 11)

OpenGL tests have been finished on Unigine Heaven, what a better transition than starting Direct3D tests with Unigine Heaven 2.1, this time using the Direct3D 11 render path.

OpenGL 4 - Unigine Heaven 2.1

Settings: 1920×1080 fullscreen, tessellation: normal, shaders: high, 4X MSAA, 16X anisotropic filtering.

47.9 FPS, Scores: 1208 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
47.6 FPS, Scores: 1200 – ASUS ENGTX580
42.9 FPS, Scores: 1081 – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970
41.6 FPS, Scores: 1048 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
39.4 FPS, Scores: 991 – EVGA GeForce GTX 480
38.8 FPS, Scores: 979 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DC2
38.3 FPS, Scores: 966 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
36.6 FPS, Scores: 9211 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
26.8 FPS, Scores: 674 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
25.9 FPS, Scores: 653 – ASUS EAH6870
25.3 FPS, Scores: 637 – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870
25.6 FPS, Scores: 646 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5
16.6 FPS, Scores: 419 – MSI R5770 Hawk
9.8 FPS, Scores: 247 – ASUS GT 440

Remark: there is an important bottleneck in OpenGL driver because the Heaven Direct3D 11 score is nearly twice the OpenGL 4 one…

4.2 3DMark11 (Direct3D 11)

3DMark11, Furturemark’s new Direct3D benchmark (see here for more details: 3DMARK11: New Gamer’s Benchmark for DirectX 11 is There (+ Big Pictures)),
has been added in Geeks3D’s benchmarks suite for graphics cards reviews.

3DMark11

3DMARK11 Entry mode (1024×600)

E8463 – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
E7931 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
E7598 – EVGA GeForce GTX 480
E7481 – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970
E7287 – ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II
E7137 – MSI R5770 Hawk 2-way CrossFire
E6957 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
E6837 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
E6285 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
E6206 – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870
E5270 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
E4166 – ATI Radeon HD 5770
E2204 – ASUS GT 440

3DMARK11 Performance mode (1280×720)

P5947 – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
P5253 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
P5174 – EVGA GeForce GTX 480
P5119 – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970
P4980 – ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II
P4887 – MSI R5770 Hawk 2-way CrossFire
E4627 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
E4521 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
P4284 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
P4188 – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870
P3251 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
P2648 – ATI Radeon HD 5770
E1303 – ASUS GT 440

3DMARK11 Extreme mode (1920×1080)

X2020 – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
X1812 – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970
X1717 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
X1672 – EVGA GeForce GTX 480
P1651 – ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II
X1594 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
X1565 – MSI R5770 Hawk 2-way CrossFire
X1565 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
X1518 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
X1399 – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870
X947 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
X875 – ATI Radeon HD 5770
X393 – ASUS GT 440

4.3 NVIDIA Island Demo: Tessellation (Direct3D 11)

NVIDIA Island demo is a D3D11 demo focused on, what a surprise, tessellation!

NVIDIA Island DX11 demo

Settings: windowed (default size) and default params (tess factor: 12).

FPS: 58 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
FPS: 57 – ASUS ENGTX580
FPS: 49 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
FPS: 46 – EVGA GTX 480
FPS: 41 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
FPS: 25 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
FPS: 15 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
FPS: 13 – ASUS EAH6870
FPS: 13 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
FPS: 13 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
FPS: 11 – ASUS GT 440
FPS: 11 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
FPS: 10 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DC2
FPS: 10 – MSI R5770 Hawk

4.4 DirectX SDK SubD11: Tessellation (Direct3D 11)

SubD11 is a Direct3D tessellation demo from the DirectX 11 SDK June 2010.

SubD11 DX11 demo

Settings: 1920×1080 windowed, tessellation: 8X

FPS: 256 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
FPS: 250 – ASUS ENGTX580
FPS: 239 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
FPS: 220 – EVGA GTX 480
FPS: 172 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
FPS: 135 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
FPS: 107 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DC2
FPS: 106 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
FPS: 100 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
FPS: 74 – ASUS EAH6870
FPS: 73 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
FPS: 60 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
FPS: 53 – MSI R5770 Hawk
FPS: 44 – ASUS GT 440

Settings: 1920×1080 windowed, tessellation: 16X

FPS: 120 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
FPS: 118 – ASUS ENGTX580
FPS: 108 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
FPS: 102 – EVGA GTX 480
FPS: 82 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
FPS: 59 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
FPS: 29 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
FPS: 28 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DC2
FPS: 27 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
FPS: 25 – ASUS GT 440
FPS: 19 – ASUS EAH6870
FPS: 18 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
FPS: 16 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
FPS: 15 – MSI R5770 Hawk

Settings: 1920×1080 windowed, tessellation: 24X

FPS: 52 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
FPS: 51 – ASUS ENGTX580
FPS: 50 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
FPS: 44 – EVGA GTX 480
FPS: 37 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
FPS: 27 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
FPS: 13 – ASUS GT 440
FPS: 11 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
FPS: 10 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DC2
FPS: 10 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
FPS: 8 – ASUS EAH6870
FPS: 8 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
FPS: 8 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
FPS: 7 – MSI R5770 Hawk

Settings: 1920×1080 windowed, tessellation: 31X

FPS: 30 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
FPS: 30 – ASUS ENGTX580
FPS: 28 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
FPS: 26 – EVGA GTX 480
FPS: 23 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
FPS: 16 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
FPS: 8 – ASUS GT 440
FPS: 7 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
FPS: 6 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DC2
FPS: 6 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
FPS: 5 – ASUS EAH6870
FPS: 5 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
FPS: 4 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
FPS: 4 – MSI R5770 Hawk




ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II review index



13 comments

  • WacKEDmaN

    nice card..makes my GTX470 worth peanuts now 🙁

  • I think you should test this card with EVGA OC Scanner (the one I modified) just to check the real artifact-free OC.

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  • Mark Lev

    hi.. i wanna buy this card..i got a core 2 quad 3.0 ghz.. i have a 750 watt antec power supply.. will it be okay ?

  • Wisico

    Is it normal that my card when it pass the 60% fan speed (with afterburner) it start to make a loud noise?? :O
    But there is Nothing In the fan…
    What should I do??

  • JEswe

    Mark Lev yes youre setup will run this card.
    Wisico youre card is probebly geting hot and protecting the GPU or you got dust in there.
    🙂

  • Is the Asus better than the GTX 570?

  • Chris

    what are those slots on the front with the plastic covers?
    should I connect them to anything?
    I got a small flat cable with my card
    but I dont understand where to put it?
    plese help!

  • pig

    thats the sli connector – only used if u run 2 cards or more

  • Nick

    I’m not sure what I’m missing here. I recently got my hands on one of these cards and knew it was going to be a true force to be reckoned with. While playing Skyrim with the high res pac I get jumpy frames 60fps-0fps; Yet my hardware isn’t even trying! (the fan speed stays the same and the temp never rises) I’m confused why it’s holding back! I’ve played Crysis 2 DX11 and Arkham City on full specs without a problem – why little DX10 Skyrim has low frames I’m baffled. I was going to save the benchmarking until I was able to finish my build off with 8 more gigs of ram and an SSD but the recent speedbump in gaming brought me to it early. I was astounded how low I was ranking, to say the least. >=( Furmark was the first and I’m about to try unigine and 3dmark and probably be twice as disappointed.

    I was wondering how the numbers here and on every other benchmark were attained with less of an overclock than I even have, when I haven’t touched overclocking yet since I wasn’t worried until now! furmark put me at just over 2,000 (36FPS) >=(!!!
    Hardware: (everything @ stock specifications)
    i5 2500k @3.3GHz w/ a Zalman fan cooler
    Asus P8Z68-V Pro mobo
    2 4GB corsair vengeance @ 9-9-9-24
    1080W PS

  • Nick

    >>>And yes, I forgot to mention, I have the updated drivers. Even the Nvidia one specifically for the Skyrim high res pack.

  • Brad

    Hello nick, dont have any experiance with your card, but running skyrim on full specs with all the GFX and hi res mods, on a setup less powerfull than yours. The only thing I had to do is patch the main executable so it allows more then 2GB ram usage. Try doing that there are guides online, let us know how you get on.

  • Jim

    Thank’s! please add Assassin’s Creed II Gaming benchmark!
    Thank’s Again!