[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 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!