American graphics card manufacturer EVGA announced the release of custom GeForce GTX 570 graphics card with features 2.5GB GDDR5 memory and an increased number of video outputs.
GeForce GTX570 HD 2.5GB GDDR5 is the sixth card in EVGA’s current GTX570 lineup.
It looks like EVGA is reacting to NVIDIA’s recent launch of OEM-only GeForce GTX560 which is actually based on GTX570 card, albeit downclocked to offer equal performance level as GTX 560Ti. EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2.5GB packs 480 cores ticking at 1.46GHz (GPU clock: 732MHz) and 2560MB (2.5GB) of GDDR5 memory clocked at 950MHz in QDR mode. The memory is connected to the GPU using 320-bit memory interface, resulting in video bandwidth of 148GB/s.
This quad-display connector layout became popular with ATI Radeon HD 5700 and 5800 Series
The card also features four display ports, instead of three offered on NVIDIA reference boards (2x DVI, mini-HDMI): EVGA packet two DVI – one on top of another, full-sized HDMI 1.4 port and full sized DisplayPort 1.2. We’re glad to see that connector layout first introduced with ATI Radeon HD 5000 series is making its way in NVIDIA world as well.
Board is immediately available for purchase with the price tag of $400. This is $40, 10% more than the original version with 1.25GB of memory. Then again, if you feel up to it, the original EVGA GTX570 1.25GB offers a 40 dollar mail-in-rebate, bringing the price of the card down to $319.99.