Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 (GV-N570OC-13I)
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Gigabyte GTX on a Mac Pro
Lowrider "lowrider", Amazon
18 October 2012
Summary: I am using the Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX570 video card on a Macintosh Pro with EFI modified software supplied by MacVidCards. I bought my card from Amazon, it's a Gigabyte model GV-N570OC-13I Rev2.0. I bought this card for a number of reasons. 1. My previous experience with a Gigabyte Radeon HD6870, that I flashed with a Mac EFI. That card, like My GTX570 is a WindForce 3 model with three cooling fans. It's cool and quiet and supposedly uses upgraded components. 2.
Summary: Quite a powerful video card even if not one of the newest series. Runs brilliant in SLI in a 2 card setup. Definately still in the mid to high range quality wise. Is fairly power hungry, new NVIDIA definately better that way.
Summary: the noise control is very good, in normal use u woundnt be bothered, in heavy use such as nfs 16 the noise is acceptable. the rev 2.0 is update the io, add one DP one HDMI(not mini), very pleased. still wait to see the durability.
Summary: I originally bought the revision 1.0 of this card new on eBay. After a little over one year of use, my old AMD motherboard died, and I though this card was still in working condition. I built my Intel system with this card 2600K and MSI Z68-GD80. It was getting video artifact when running any graphics application, even Warcraft III. I used WinDbg to analyze the crashes. It indicated that the video driver(nvlddmkm.sys) was causing the problem.
Summary: Wonderful graphics card you wont be disappointed with it unless you have an Asus Z68 Motherboard, as the Asus AI Utility Suite just doesn't recognize this card, GTX570 is on the list of supported cards, just not this one I guess, but that's just a very minor issue for me. I love it, I am sure you will too. Makes my old ATI3870 feel like a dinosaur in comparison.
Summary: Bought this one to replace the first one EVGA GTX570, I cannot blame EVGA but that card which cost me $349 really had some problem. This GIGABYTE card is much cooler than my first one and I can use it for hours. Honestly, GTX 570. no matter what is the brand, perform almost the same.