Summary: NVIDIA got it right once again. There is a perfect balance of price, performance-level, and power-draw, it all fell in the right place. The GTX 570 is giving you performance level on-par with the GeForce GTX 480, but at a very reasonable price, and at surprisingly good power draw, heat, and noise levels. In essence NVIDIA conquered the need to wait for and move to a new manufacturing process by simply working hard on whatever technology is available.
Pros: Reasonable price, Matches GTX 480 performance, Reduced power consumption, Native HDMI output, Software voltage control, Support for DirectX 11, Support for CUDA / PhysX
Cons: Still not as power efficient as AMD's designs, Power draw limiter could complicate advanced overclocking, Overclock out of the box very small, Still limited to two active display outputs per card, DirectX 11 relevance limited at this time
Excerpt: ATI has turned heads with the sheer value of its mid-range Radeon HD 6850, but for prestige in the graphics arena, the high end is where real scores are settled. ATI has let its rival nVidia snatch the best terrain with the sizzling GeForce GTX 580 . Now comes this slightly pared down version, the Asus GeForce GTX 570 .