With the GPU battle between the two major chip manufacturers now ramping up after Nvidia played a little catch-up when AMD was the first company to market with the DirectX 11 graphics card, things are now a lot different. For close to a year now, the ball has been bouncing back and forth between the two which has again split the market relatively in two.
But things are a little different. With Nvidia's GTX 580 firmly in place as arguably the fastest single-GPU videocard on the market at this given time, the GTX 570 has been AMD's main rival for their HD 6970. Seeing that a lot of the current reviews have confirmed this, I still wanted to take a swing and compare the two along with several other cards I have tested in the past. Zotac was kind enough to provide a sample for this test and to see if this is a true comparison, or will the performance mark swing a little more to either companies current option.
Read on to find out.
ZOTAC CORPORATE PROFILE
ZOTAC International is one of the largest producers of NVIDIA VGA and motherboard solutions worldwide.
ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited was established in 2006 with a mission to deliver superb, high quality NVIDIA graphic solutions to the industry. It has strong backing from its parent group, PC Partner Ltd. - with headquarters in Hong Kong, factories in mainland China and regional sales offices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The scale of support ZOTAC provides is currently unrivaled in the world. With 40 surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing lines, 6,000 workers and a production facility with over 9,000,000 square feet, ZOTAC employs a full array of state-of-the-art technologies and skilled personnel in order to meet your hardware needs. In addition, ZOTAC has over 130 research & development professionals in Hong Kong and mainland China, working to bring you the best from the cutting edge of the industry. ZOTAC's international bases of operation work together to enable effective and efficient global as well as localized sales and marketing support.
ZOTAC doesn't just mean top tier quality, it is also synonymous with high performance, absolute reliability and unparalleled value. With a range of products featuring overclocked performance, excellent cooling properties, and unique packaging ZOTAC products routinely meet - and exceed - users' expectations.