Making an appearance when evaluating new architectures, we run the 'high' preset and note the GPU score as well as Test 4, which includes extensive use of the GPU's stream-out function and vertex and geometry shading ability. It's not lost on us that 3DMark11 has been launched at the same time as this review.
3DMark Vantage is the poster-boy for the GeForce GTX 500-series family. The test runs well because it uses lots of HDR rendering - a key strength of the GF110 architecture. GeForce GTX 570 is handsomely ahead of GTX 480.
|Comparison with GPU score||GTX 480||GTX 470||HD 5870|
|Faster/slower (per cent)||+12.6||+41.1||+23.2|
This is about as good as it gets for GTX 570, beating out the 470 by a whopping 41 per cent in the GPU test.