We’ve been raving about the GF11X that lives underneath the steam-cooled copper and aluminum block of the GeForce GTX58X and GTX57X; They are Nvidia’s finest Fermi parts (GF100), with the unwanted heat (largely) removed and the racket almost completely silenced. Other GF11X tweaks involve the ability to filter FP16 pixels twice per cycle compared to the GF 100, and it has a new Z remove / reject algorithm for superior video game playback. The transistors that build the very complex GTX58X and 57X GPUs also have less leakage than those in the GF100. Like Nvidia’s current DX11 graphics cards, this pair supports Nvidia Surround and 3D Vision multi-screen technology (SLI required for both), as well as PhysX, SLI, and CUDA-based GPU processing.
Fermi 2. 0 Numbers
The GF11X in Nvidia’s GeForce GTX58X reference includes a full supplement of 16 enabled SMS, allowing you 512 CUDA processors, 64 texture units, and 48 ROPs. The GeForce GTX57X uses the same GF11X, but with 15 active SMS, for 480 CUDA processors, 60 texture units and 40 ROP. RAM bandwidth on the GTX58X is 192.4 GBps, compared to 152 GBps on the GTX57X. The former owes its higher specification to the 384-bit bus and the faster 1536 MB GDDR5 frame buffer, clocked at 1002 MHz. The GTX57X’s 1280 MB frame buffer runs on a 320-bit bus and is cycles at 950 MHz. The GTX58X and 57X references have processor cycles of 772MHz and 732MHz, respectively, but as you will see, there is still room for development. The GTX58X is currently the fastest single-GPU graphics card a person can buy, and despite a somewhat slower ram subsystem, the GTX57X performs on par with the GTX 480 but is priced considerably less. At this time, there weren’t many non-benchmark GTX58Xs and 57Xs available, but the ones we could find worked very well. Read on to see if any of these graphic gorillas meet your needs.
How do we test?
Our screening computer consists of a 3.33 Gigahertz Intel i7-980X (Extreme-Edition) processor, Gigabyte X58, 6 Gigs from Patriot Sector 7, a 128 Gig Patriot Zephyr Drive, and an Antec TruePower Quattro 1200 power supply. runs Windows 7 64-bit. We execute the raw tessellation skills of the cards using Unigine Heaven; prowess in synthetic games with the Extreme setting of 3DMark 11; and real-world DirectX 9 / 10.1 / 11 gaming functionality with Left 4 Dead 2, Just Cause 2, and Aliens versus Predator. We are using the most current Nvidia drivers at the time of this article, ForceWare version 263.09.
Evga GeForce GTX57X “Supercycled”
Evga’s GeForce GTX57X Supercycled doesn’t seem like a great competitor at first glance, and just like the GTX58X AMP! From Zotac, its PCB layout and cooling fixture focus on Nvidia’s benchmark style. However, that doesn’t stop him; the original GTX57X is cool, quiet, and high-performance. Evga made a little mess when it comes to processor and RAM cycles, boosting them to 797MHz and 975MHz, respectively. As with the original cards, the backplate includes two DVI ports and one mini HDMI port. A pair of SLI connections and two 6-pin PCIE power connections can be discovered on the top edge of the card. Evga packages the GTX57X Supercycled with a CD driver, the Evga Precision overclocking application, a mini-HDMI to HDMI adapter, a DVI to VGA adapter, and a pair of 6-pin PCIE power adapters. With it, you even get 24/7 technical support from Evga and a limited lifetime warranty. In benchmarks, the oomph from Evga’s 65MHz processor is enough to show substantial gains on the benchmark card and also outperform MSI’s lower-cycle GTX57X. Selling for much less than the starting MSRP, Evga Supercycled 57X is a good buy for game lovers.
MSI N57XGTX TwinFrozer 2
MSI was able to deliver their TwinFrozer 2 edition of the GTX57X, which uses, as far as we know, Nvidia’s reference PCB, but MSI loaded it with an amazing nickel-plated copper and aluminum heatsink bristling with five heatpipes and protected with an attractive metal plate. matt aluminum in bronze. There are a pair of 80mm fans and a low-profile heatsink for the ram and other parts. MSI used only solid capacitors for this product. According to MSI, the innovative cooling device is responsible for a noise reduction of 20 degrees Celsius and 8.4 dB, compared to the GTX57X reference. From where we’re sitting, this card works as smoothly as any enthusiast card we’ve examined. MSI also tuned the processor and RAM cycles to 786MHz and 1050MHz, respectively. Included extras consist of a CD driver, HDMI mini adapter, DVI to VGA adapter, and dual PCIE power adapters. The built-in MSI Afterburner app lets you increase processor and RAM cycles even further, and the three-year warranty is a good incentive. Although Evga’s and Palit’s GTX57Xs with higher overcycling marginally outperformed MSI’s card in 3DMark 11, each fell to the N57XGTX TwinFrozer 2 in Aliens versus Predator, at every resolution. With its robust cooling device and over-cycling program, MSI’s GTX57X gives you the resources to destroy the opposition.
Palit GeForce GTX57X Sonic Platinum
We have tested a variety of Palit Sonic Platinum cards and, as a result, had high expectations for the GeForce GTX57X Sonic Platinum; Palit did not fail. Of all the cards in this overview, Palit’s was the only one with a remodeled PCB. Although a PCB refresh will often signal a price cut, Palit seems to have been inspired, at the very least, by the drive to pump more power to the GF110; There are 6-pin and 8-pin PCIE power connectors on the top edge of the card, like those found on the GTX58X. The cooling device on the GTX57X Sonic Platinum is really comparable to MSI’s, but it has a less exposed plastic cover. We also love that Palit found it suitable to incorporate DisplayPort and full-size HDMI ports. Palit pushed the processor cycle higher than every Evga and MSI, to 800MHz. The RAM cycle was also pushed to 1,000MHz. Palit included a CD driver, a DVI to VGA adapter, and a PCIE power adapter. In benchmarks, Palit outperformed the rest of the GTX57X in our collection of synthetic benchmarks, including 3DMark 11 and Unigine Heaven. The real world results were very similar, but the Palit card only broke away from the bunch in Just Cause 2 at 2560 x 1600. Although it is priced similarly to Evga, we believe that overcyclers will get more bang for their buck from it.
Bright caliber GTX58X
Sparkle boasts quite a bit about its version of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX58X, and with good reason. The GeForce GTX58X Caliber is one of the biggest cards we’ve had our claws on. The Accelero Xtreme cooling fixture equipped with three PWM fans fastened to the GTX58X reference PCB is three slots wide, and the copper tube / aluminum fin configuration reaches an additional inch beyond the PCB at the end and a quarter inch at the top. . Surprisingly, Sparkle claims that the cooling device is capable of successfully cooling up to 240 watts, but the GTX58X reference is a 244-watt graphics card. Despite the difference, we didn’t notice any performance issues and the card ran fairly quiet for our tastes. If you’re planning on SLI a couple of these, use flexible accessories and a motherboard with widely divided PCIE slots. Sparkle fired up the processor and RAM cycles at 810MHz and 1008MHz, respectively. Included add-ons include a CD driver, 8-pin PCIE power adapter, DVI to VGA adapter, and HDMI cable. As you can guess, the GTX58X caliber outperformed the benchmark 58X by a good margin in all evaluations and was only beaten by the top-cycle Zotac GTX58X AMP. card. With such an impressive cooling device, we’d be surprised if it couldn’t increase cycles even further, which could help guarantee this card’s equally amazing cost.
Zotac GeForce GTX58X AMP!
With GeForce GTX58X AMP !, Zotac argues that a lot can be achieved with Nvidia’s reference PCB and original cooling device. Zotac is right – this card may not sound like much, but they were able to increase processor and RAM cycles more than Sparkle, at 815MHz and 1025MHz. All other features, except for the fire-breathing dragon label, reflect those of the reference model, such as the two DVI ports and the mini HDMI port on the backplate and the 6-pin and 8-pin PCIE power connectors on the back. top of the card. Accessories include 6-pin and 8-pin PCIE power adapters, a mini HDMI to HDMI adapter, and a DVI to VGA adapter. The AMP 58X! It also ships with Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and the Zotac Boost Premium suite of programs, consisting of the Cooliris browser plug-in, XBMC, the Kylo browser for HTPC, and CUDA-accelerated demos of vReveal and Nero Vision Xtra. In benchmarks, the Zotac card made its way to the top of the stack, largely thanks to better processor and RAM cycles. Though priced substantially higher than the original card, the Zotac’s remarkable over-cycling and included extras make it a worthy choice for gaming fans.
Nvidia enthusiast pick
Having gotten our gloves on some overcycled reference boards and even some PCB revisions going forward, we can certainly declare that the structured graphics cards in the GF110 are a gamers delight. There’s a wide range of prices here too, so any major gaming addict should be able to find something that works for their price. The GTX58X and 57X won’t make you better at gaming, but with either of them, you just can’t lose.