I used this graphics card when I built my PC 18 months or so ago as it was a good compromise of price versus performance as the newer 580 range of graphics cards had just been released and the 570 cards had dropped in price a little.
I paired it with an I5-2500k processor and plenty of RAM etc, as I had one thing in mind at the time, making sure it would play Battlefield 3 with everything on high!
Since I built the PC the whole thing has performed very well indeed, every game I have thrown at it has be playable at high resolutions with all details and textures etc set to high and everything looks incredible, BF3 is truely a mind blowing experience in terms of graphics and this card handles it very nicely indeed.
I have a dual monitor setup and this card happily drives both monitors flawlessly.
I also use the computer for a lot of video encoding work and as this is CUDA compatible software which supports it uses it nicely, which further improves encoding times, which is a godsend when doing batches of encoding!
Currently you can pick this card up for a shade over £200, so although it is an older generation card, for the money you can get a huge amount of performance which really does make it good value.
Enjoy blistering fast DirectX 11 performance, including tessellation performance that destroys the competition. Experience a level of interactive gaming with SLI and combine up to displays for the ultimate in 3D entertainment. And as you have come to expect from the GeForce GTX GPU, the GTX 570 packs support for all the premium GTX gaming technologies such as NVIDIA Surround, 3D Vision, PhysX and SLI. With these features and more, the EVGA GeForce GTX 570 gives you more than one way to elevate your experience.
|Product Description:||EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD graphics card - GF GTX 570 - 1.25 GB|
|Device Type:||Graphics card|
|Bus Type:||PCI Express 2.0 x16|
|Graphics Engine:||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570|
|Memory:||1.25 GB - GDDR5|
|Core Clock:||732 MHz|
|Effective Memory Clock:||3.8 GHz|
|Max Resolution:||2560 x 1600|
|Interfaces:||2 x DVI-I (dual link)
|API Supported:||DirectX 11, OpenCL, DirectCompute 5.0, OpenGL 4.1|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||3 years warranty|