Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: ZOTAC
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So what do you exactly get for US$350 when you purchase Zotac's reference based version of the Geforce GTX 570 performance videocard.
Zotac supplied the usual driver CD, a basic user's manual, case sticker and some promotional paperwork. What was a nice addition was a full version of Prince of Persia : The Forgotten Sands was include with this videocard. Although it is only a DirectX 9 game, it does include a space ambient occlusion
algorithm which this card will support. In my opinion, better something than nothing. A free game is always a plus.
The hardware kit was complete with a
Mini-HDMI-to-HDMI adapter, a DVI-VGA adapter and two power supply 6 pin adapters. Everything you will need for a basic computer installation setup will be included.
And finally out comes Zotac's reference based Geforce GTX 570. As seen above, it comes complete with Nvidia's stock reference cooler which should be able to keep this card relatively cool during most testing and gaming environments. But everyone knows that Nvidia's base coolers leave much to be desired and through the following pages I will let you know if it would need an upgrade if you really want to overclock.