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ASUS GTX 570 Review

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Power consumption of the system will be measured in both idle states and loaded states and will take into account the peak voltage of the system with each video card installed. I will use MSI Kombuster to load the GPU for a 15 minute test and use the peak load of the system as my result for the maximum load. The idle results will be measured after 15 minutes of inactivity on the system. For load testing the GTX 500 series, I will once again use Crysis Warhead run at 2560 x 1600 using the Gamer setting with 8xAA looping the Avalanche benchmark scenario.


  • MSI Kombuster Stability test
  • 1920 x 1200 Resolution
  • 8XAA
  • 15 minute load test
  • 15 minute idle test
  • Measurement is in Watts












Lower = Better


The ASUS GTX 570 showed similar results both at stock settings and overclocked. It performed on the lower end of our chart while idle and at the higher end of the spectrum while under load. When you put the higher power consumption when overclocked into perspective and realize that it takes additional voltage to run the numbers, you can expect to see higher than "normal" power consumption. If power consumption is the highest priority on your list and you plan on running the ASUS GTX 570 in stock trim than you can see it is more efficient running at higher than the reference clock speeds by 20 watts. If you plan on overclocking and over volting this card, then there is a price to pay with higher power consumption. But, the ASUS GTX 570 pays you back in kind with a really nice performance boost.

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