EVGA GTX570 Review

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EVGA GTX570 Review

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It's been a little while since we've reviewed an EVGA card. The packaging is very nice indeed consisting of a clearly designed box with very little in the way of frippery.

Flipping it over we find a unique touch. A window demonstrating the serial number of the card, and also a duplicate sticker on the externals of the box. This allows you to compare the two and make sure that you have neither a dodgy copy of a card, nor are you being fobbed off with a RMA card reboxed. A great touch indeed.

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Bold is the word that comes to mind when looking around the packaging. A touch of the Dale Earnhardts in the red-lined number adorns the side, and the end panel gives a clear example of what lies within and the connectivity available.

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Another great touch to see is the use of recycled packaging for the internals. Given that most of us tear open the box, pull out the card and stuff the rest together in the bottom of the wardrobe or similar, it makes sense to use as enviromentally friendly internals as possible. That isn't to say they are weak by any stretch.

Taking off the top we can see how well designed the package is. Not only does everything have a perfectly formed compartment but the cables themselves are quite a joy. I often talk about how it's the little things that separate one product from another and in the world of reference GPUs this is even more true. EVGA have truly excelled because rather than have the generic flimsy plastic bag we're all used to, each item has a separate, foil lined, bag of its own.

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To make sure there is no doubt that this isn't a "bucket o' cables" type arrangement the bags are also branded with the EVGA logo.

After the rather, ahem, strange covering on the default nVidia model the EVGA is stunning. Resplendant in Piano black with red trim it looks like a 50s hot rod, and that's never a bad thing.

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Other than the stickers, here seen still with the plastic covering such was our desire to get this review to you as swiftly as possible, the card is identical to the reference one. Twin DVI-D ports and a mini-HDMI (with included cable adaptor) supply your output needs, two PCIe 6-pin power supply your input needs, and EVGA give you all the side bling you could wish for.

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09-12-2010, 20:22:03

tinytomlogan
Hot off the press of the nVidia GTX570 we take a look at the first "Partner" card, courtesy of EVGA.

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09-12-2010, 20:32:20

Mr. Strawberry
i want it lol

nice review though

09-12-2010, 20:36:56

F-alienware
Love it. My fave sticker too haha.

Nice one VB. Was actually getting a bit concerned about where you'd been today, bit quiet..

09-12-2010, 20:39:00

hmmblah
I really should be happy with my current cards, but the 570's are just so new and shiney!

09-12-2010, 23:41:10

CH4PZ
Wow, excellent article as usual guys and interesting that it out does the supposedly identical ref design! when will we get to see a gtx 570 sli report? thats my plans for a couple of these, water cooled ;-)

10-12-2010, 08:58:50

Stromatolites
See, this is why I hate new tech coming out. It just makes me want to spend money...

10-12-2010, 10:07:19

Aurus_OC
and I thought my wishlist was complete...

Great read as always!
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