GTX 570 or GTX 580? We take a look
Case of déjà vu? The GeForce GTX 570 reference card is practically identical to the GTX 580. Measuring in at 10.5in and enclosed in the same frame-style shroud, the only method of discerning between the two NVIDIA heavyweights is by the green lines that go across the top on this card.
The cards are manufactured on a contract basis by a company called Flextronics. Given the similarities between the two high-end GF110 GPUs, it makes sense to keep the GTX 580's PCB. Partners will add their own twist with grounds-up designs in the weeks to come.
Whipping off the cover shows the same vapour-chamber technology found you-know-where.
The physical appearance of the GeForce GTX 570 1,280MB is very similar to the more-powerful GTX 580 1,536MB: both share the same PCB and cooling technology. We conjecture that partners will have a tough time in bettering the Flextronics-manufactured design without spending an inordinate amount of money on custom cooling.