Christmas is coming fast. We are already in the month of December. Have you made your list of things you want? Growing up, my list always consisted of computer components I couldn't buy throughout the year. Christmas time was always overhaul time for me. There were deals everywhere and it was the time of the year when I got cash from all the relatives. This year is a little different. I do reviews now and have a house, so my list has kind of changed to more practical things.
My list may have changed but many others may not have. One thing that I made an effort to cycle nearly every year was my video card. I am an avid gamer and, as such, the most important component has always been the GPU. CPU bottlenecks have all but been wiped out, as programming and instruction changes have moved the processing to the GPU. Manufacturers are continuing to push the horsepower of their GPU processors and we reap all the benefits. EVGA has just unleashed the GTX 580 and is now letting loose the GTX 570.
This release includes the EVGA Geforce GTX 570 Superclocked. The EVGA Geforce GTX 570 Superclocked is going to eat up the market. The GTX 570 SC comes fully loaded with 1280MB of GDDR5. The EVGA factory overclock sets the core speeds to 797 MHz, memory to 3900 MHz(effective), and shader clock to 1594 MHz. There are 480 CUDA cores, which matches the GTX 480. Also included with the EVGA Geforce GTX 570 is their signature bundled software. There is a special edition of EVGA Precision specifically for the 570. E-LEET is included to fine tune your system. EVGA OC Scanner has stability and benchmark tests to ensure your system is in tip top shape. Oh, and did I mention you also get a free copy of 3D Mark 11 Advanced Edition?