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





ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II review index



5 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II Gaming Tests

Synthetic benchmark are cool (from a developer point of view) but many readers are not developers and then wish to see benchmarks based on real video games. I mainly used benchmarks included in game demos and then, dear readers, if you know other game demos that include a benchmark, just let me know.

In this review, I added a new gaming benchmark: MAFIA II.


5.1 Crysis (DirectX 10)

I used the integrated GPU benchmark (64-bit) option provided with Crysis demo.

Crysis, DirectX 10

Settings: default resolution (1920×1080 fullscreen)

Results: Average FPS for the TimeDemo Run 0.

77.87 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
76.19 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DC2
74.46 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
73.60 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
73.55 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
71.00 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
69.37 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
69.34 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
67.95 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
65.20 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
35.02 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.2 DiRT 2 (DirectX 11)

I used the benchmarking option provided with DiRT2 demo.

DiRT2 DX11 benchmark

Settings: 1920×1080, 4X MSAA.

151.4 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
129.91 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
123.44 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
121.6 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
94.26 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
88.74 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
88.14 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
85.54 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
85.33 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DC2
85.09 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
32.90 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.3 Resident Evil 5 (DirectX 10)

I used the benchmarking option (DX10 version) provided with Resident Evil 5 demo.

Resident Evil 5, DirectX 11

Settings: 1920×1080. 4XMSAA

120.5 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
118.0 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
116.6 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
116.0 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
115.6 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
107.8 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
107.6 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II
104.5 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
99.9 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
86.4 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
37.4 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440

Remark: the GTX 570 ahead of the GTX 580? Certainly an optimization in the recent drivers R266.58 (if so, I have to re-test the GTX 580) or a wrong reading of the score…


5.4 Aliens vs Predator (AvP) Benchmark (DirectX 11)

Aliens vs Predator or AvP is a Direct3D 11 benchmark with a touch of tessellation. See here for more details:
AvP DX11 Tessellation Battle: GTX 480 vs GTX 470 vs HD 5870 vs HD 5770.

 Aliens vs Predator DirectX 11

Settings: Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Texture Quality: 2, Shadow Quality: 3, Anisotropic Filtering: 16, SSAO: ON, Vertical Sync: OFF
DX11 Tessellation: ON, DX11 Advanced Shadows: ON, DX11 MSAA Samples: 1.

71.6 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
64.3 FPS – Sapphire HD 6970
61.4 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
58.3 FPS – GeForce GTX 480
58.2 FPS – Radeon HD 5870
56.8 FPS – ASUS HD 6950
56.6 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II
53.9 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
47.4 FPS – Sapphire HD 6870
37 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone
14.7 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.5 Lost Planet 2 (DirectX 11)

Lost Planet 2 has been used for the test.

Lost Planet 2, DirectX 11



Settings: 1920×1080 fullscreen, test A.

79.9 FPS – ASUS ENGTX580
75.7 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 580 SC
70.4 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
60.2 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 480
55.36 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
48.8 FPS – MSI GeForce GTX 470
47.8 FPS – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
46.9 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DirectCU II
44.7 FPS – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
42.3 FPS – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
39 FPS – ASUS EAH6870
38 FPS – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
37.3 FPS – ATI Radeon HD 5870
23 FPS – MSI R5770 Hawk
15.0 FPS – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.6 Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 (DirectX 11)

HAWX2 is a Direct3D 11 benchmark, promoted by NVIDIA, with tessellation.

HAWX2, DirectX 11



Settings: 1920×1080, tessellation ON, AA: 4X

Avg FPS: 185 – EVGA GTX 580 SC
Avg FPS: 185 – ASUS ENGTX580
Avg FPS: 183 – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
Avg FPS: 181 – EVGA GTX 480
Avg FPS: 175 – ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
Avg FPS: 137 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6970
Avg FPS: 137 – ASUS EAH6870
Avg FPS: 136 – ATI Radeon HD 5870
Avg FPS: 134 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DirectCU II
Avg FPS: 133 – ASUS Radeon HD 6950
Avg FPS: 132 – Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
Avg FPS: 108 – MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5 OC
Avg FPS: 98 – MSI R5770 Hawk
Avg FPS: 60 – ASUS GeForce GT 440


5.7 MAFIA II (DirectX 9)

MAFIA II DirectX 9


MAFIA II is a Direct3D 9 game, that includes a benchmarking tool. I used the high settings:

MAFIA II high settings


106.5 FPS – EVGA GTX 580 SC
93.4 FPS – EVGA GTX 480
91.7 FPS – ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
89.5 FPS – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970
88.9 FPS – ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II
85.1 FPS – ASUS HD 6950 DirectCU II
72.5 FPS – SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870
63.9 FPS – MSI GTX 460 Cyclone
50.2 FPS – MSI R5770 Hawk
48.9 FPS – MSI GeForce GTX 260
26.8 FPS – MSI GeForce 9600 GT Diamond
25.6 FPS – ASUS GT 440






ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II review index




13 thoughts on “[Tested and Burned] ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II Review”

  1. Zibri

    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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  3. 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 ?

  4. 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??

  5. 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.
    :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. Nick

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

  9. 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.

  10. Jim

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

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