Performance in Synthetic and Semi-Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
We minimize the CPU’s influence by using the Extreme profile (1920x1200, 4x FSAA and anisotropic filtering). We also publish the results of the individual tests across all resolutions.
3DMark Vantage proves that the GeForce GTX 570 can be competitive against the GeForce GTX 580. You only need to overclock it as hard as our Gigabyte GV-N570OC-13I. The Palit card is somewhat slower than the GTX 580.
We use the Extreme profile here. As opposed to 3DMark Vantage, this profile uses a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.
The graphics card’s clock rates are even more important in this version of 3DMark than in 3DMark Vantage. Here, the GeForce GTX 580 is overtaken even by the overclocked Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum.
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 Preview Benchmark
This benchmark makes wide use of tessellation to render the surface of the earth. The number of polygons per one frame can be as high as 1.5 million!
The Radeon HD 6970 falls behind the other graphics cards because this test is optimized for Nvidia’s Fermi architecture. Like in most of the gaming tests, a well-overclocked GeForce GTX 570 can challenge a GeForce GTX 580.
Unigine Heaven Benchmark
We use Normal tessellation in this test.
The results of the last test on our list agree with what we’ve seen above except that the overclocked GeForce GTX 570s, even the ASUS card, are ahead of the GeForce GTX 580 at 2560x1600.