After a recent a review of Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB “Golden Sample” Goes Like Hell we again return to the same brand and even the same GPU. It’s just that we’ve got another interesting product from the company: Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB “Phantom” with a custom cooler. Let’s see how it performs.
I have already mentioned that Gainward engineers developed a universal custom PCB suitable for both GTX 570 and GTX 580. It has 8-pin and 6-pin supplementary power connectors as well as a 384-bit bus, both suitable for GTX 580. It’s just that GTX 570 lacks 2 memory chips and has the bus reduced to 320-bit. The aforementioned 8-pin power connector promises a certain overclocking stability reserve. However, the layout in general is based on the reference one.
GeForce GTX 580/570 cards require supplementary power: reference GTX 570 has two 6-pin connectors, while GTX 580 — and Gainward’s GTX 570 — has one 8-pin and one 6-pin connector.
- READ MORE (Source): iXBT Labs – Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB “Phantom” Graphics Card – Page 1: Intro, design, cooling, bundle, box