TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,914 Reviews & Articles | 38,106 News Posts

Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Phantom Video Card Review

We check out the latest Phantom series from Gainward in the form of the high end NVIDIA GTX 570. What are our thoughts on the new series?

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 17, 2011 4:18 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Gainward

Introduction

 

TweakTown image content/3/8/3855_02_gainward_geforce_gtx_570_1280mb_phantom_video_card_review.jpg

 

We haven't seen a lot of the GTX 570 since it was launched. Apart from the reference card we saw from MSI and the original overclocked one from Gainward, there hasn't been much else to look at.

 

Today, though, we're looking at another one, albeit from Gainward again. This one's a little more interesting, though, as it carries with it a new series name. We're not too sure what to expect from the new Phantom series, but this is our first take at it; although we've seen that Gainward have also launched a GTX 560 Ti under the same series.

 

So the question is, what does the "Phantom" series bring to the table and is it something we should be interested in? Are we going to want to look at more cards from the Phantom series or would we prefer to stick to our ole' faithful ones like the Goes Like Hell Editions which have been a bit of a personal favorite for a while now.

 

Well, before we get into the fun stuff like the performance, we'll first check out the package; from there we'll have a look at the card and the specifications of it. Then we'll get into the fun stuff and see what kind of performance the model is able to give us.

 

 

Package

 

TweakTown image content/3/8/3855_03_gainward_geforce_gtx_570_1280mb_phantom_video_card_review.jpg

 

TweakTown image content/3/8/3855_04_gainward_geforce_gtx_570_1280mb_phantom_video_card_review.jpg

 

TweakTown image content/3/8/3855_05_gainward_geforce_gtx_570_1280mb_phantom_video_card_review.jpg

 

Looking at the package, there's not much that you wouldn't have seen before from a Gainward bundle. The normal paperwork and driver CD, DVI to VGA connector, dual 6-Pin PCI-E to 8-Pin PCI-E and a little discount voucher for some software we've never actually paid any real attention to.

 

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Video Cards content at our Video Cards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases