NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M is a high-end laptop graphics card introduced in June 2011. It is based on the GF114 core, which is related to the Fermi architecture. Therefore, it supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0. The faster GeForce GTX 580M, in comparison, is based on the same chip, but with all shaders enabled.

GF114 architecture

The GF114 core is a power optimized version of the GF104 (used in the GTX 470M) but with no architectural changes. Therefore, the performance per MHz stays the same, but Nvidia was able to clock the shaders higher while still remaining in the same power envelope. The GTX 570M offers 336 cores of the 384 in the GF114. More informations on the similar GF104 architecture can be found on the GeForce GTX 485M page.

Performance

Due to the higher clock speeds and the larger shader count, the GeForce GTX 570M is clearly faster than the old GeForce GTX 470M. Since the GPU is a high-end card, the performance is similar to the AMD Radeon HD 6970M. Compared to the other GTX 500M cards, the GTX 570M is positioned nearer to the GTX 560M (-15%) than the GTX 580M (+35%) in our gaming tests. Current games as of 2011 should therefore run fluently in Full HD resolution and high details. Only some very demanding games, such as Metro 2033 or Crysis 2, may need reduced graphical settings for smoother gameplay.

Features

Similar to the older GF104 chip, the GF114 supports Bitstream HD Audio (Blu-Ray) output via HDMI. This means it can transfer, for example, Dolby True HD or DTS-HD bitstream-wise without quality loss to a HiFi receiver.

The GTX 570M offers the PureVideo HD technology for video decoding. The included Video Processor 4 (VP4) supports feature set C and therefore the GPU is able to fully decode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 (MPEG-4 ASP - e.g., DivX or Xvid), VC-1/WMV9, and H.264 (VLD, IDCT, Motion Compensation, and Deblocking). 

Furthermore, the GPU is able to decode two 1080p streams simultaneously (e.g., Blu-Ray Picture-in-Picture).

Through CUDA, OpenCL, and DirectCompute 2.1 support, the GeForce GTX 570M can be used for general calculations. For example, the stream processor can encode videos considerably faster than can many modern CPUs. Furthermore, physics calculations can be done by the GPU using PhysX if supported (e.g., in Mafia 2 or Metro 2033).

3D Vision enables the laptop to send 3D content (3D games, 3D Web Streaming, 3D photos, 3D Blu-Rays) to a built-in 3D enabled screen or an external 3D TV if supported by the laptop manufacturer.

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 570M is in the same ballpark as the old GTX 470M, which is rumored to be about 75 Watt (TDP including the MXM board and memory). Without load, the chip is clocked at 50/100 MHz (chip/shader) and 200/400 MHz in 2D and 3D mode, respectively, to save power. Furthermore, the 500M series supports Optimus to automatically switch between the integrated graphics card from Intel and the Nvidia GPU. Whether or not a laptop includes this feature is dependent on the manufacturer.

The similarly named desktop GeForce GTX 570 is based on the GF110 chip and offers 480 shader cores and faster clock speeds. As a result, it is significantly faster than the GeForce GTX 570M. Instead, the 570M is more comparable to the desktop GTX 550Ti / 560 in terms of performance.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 500M Series

GeForce GTX 580M SLI

768 @ 620MHz256 Bit @ 1500MHz

GeForce GTX 560M SLI

384 @ 775MHz192 Bit @ 1250MHz

GeForce GTX 580M

384 @ 620MHz256 Bit @ 1500MHz
GeForce GTX 570M 336 @ 575MHz192 Bit @ 1150MHz

GeForce GTX 560M

192 @ 775MHz192 Bit @ 1250MHz
CodenameN12E-GT
ArchitectureFermi
Pipelines336 - unified
Core Speed *575 MHz
Shader Speed *1070 MHz
Memory Speed *1150 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory3 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistors1950 Million
technology40 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement28.06.2011
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2351      avg: 2536 (20%)     median: 2640 (20%)     max: 2667 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2141      avg: 2300.4 (15%)     median: 2399 (15%)     max: 2409 points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 10678      avg: 11361.6 (31%)     median: 11060 (30%)     max: 12382 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 9445      avg: 9902.4 (23%)     median: 9591 (22%)     max: 11310 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 16679      avg: 17232.3 (58%)     median: 17004.5 (58%)     max: 18241 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 22746      avg: 24808.5 (67%)     median: 24808.5 (67%)     max: 26871 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 42034      avg: 43735.3 (29%)     median: 44144 (29%)     max: 45028 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 32.4      avg: 33.6 (20%)     median: 33.6 (20%)     max: 34.7 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8527      avg: 14596.3 (56%)     median: 14692 (56%)     max: 20570 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 4.28      avg: 4.4 (6%)     median: 4.4 (6%)     max: 4.48 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 19.89      avg: 19.9 (33%)     median: 19.9 (33%)     max: 19.96 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.52      avg: 10.4 (13%)     median: 10.4 (13%)     max: 11.21 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 7.44      avg: 8.7 (8%)     median: 8.7 (8%)     max: 9.95 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.04      avg: 1 (5%)     median: 1 (5%)     max: 1.04 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 5.71      avg: 6.2 (10%)     median: 6.2 (10%)     max: 6.76 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 0.66      avg: 0.7 (1%)     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.67 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.8      avg: 1.9 (3%)     median: 1.9 (3%)     max: 1.96 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 40.64      avg: 43.6 (40%)     median: 42 (38%)     max: 49.52 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5308      avg: 5376.3 (46%)     median: 5353.5 (46%)     max: 5490 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.3      avg: 7.4 (94%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.6 points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Gaming graphics
0% 100%
min: 7.3      avg: 7.3 (92%)     median: 7.3 (92%)     max: 7.3 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Anno 2070
Anno 2070 (2011)
low:
181.1  fps      Compare
med.:
75.5  fps      Compare
high:
48.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
23.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
low:
63 69.6 ~ 66 fps      Compare
med.:
58 66.1 ~ 62 fps      Compare
high:
47 47.5 ~ 47 fps      Compare
ultra:
25.5 26 ~ 26 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Battlefield 3
low:
79.5 80 ~ 80 fps      Compare
med.:
51 54.4 ~ 53 fps      Compare
high:
41 41.5 ~ 41 fps      Compare
ultra:
18 18.2 ~ 18 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fifa 12
Fifa 12 (2011)
low:
367.2 393 ~ 380 fps      Compare
med.:
287.4 297.2 ~ 292 fps      Compare
high:
200.6 235.3 242.3 ~ 226 fps      Compare
ultra:
148.2 153.8 159.1 ~ 154 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2011
F1 2011 (2011)
low:
135 140 ~ 138 fps      Compare
med.:
96 102 ~ 99 fps      Compare
high:
79 85 87 ~ 84 fps      Compare
ultra:
36 40 41 ~ 39 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Deus Ex Human Revolution
low:
178.7  fps      Compare
high:
83.9 99.5 ~ 92 fps      Compare
ultra:
32.4 37 ~ 35 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Dirt 3
Dirt 3 (2011)
low:
199.3 208 ~ 204 fps      Compare
med.:
104 129.7 ~ 117 fps      Compare
high:
84 98.1 102.8 ~ 95 fps      Compare
ultra:
27.5 33.4 34 ~ 32 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis 2
Crysis 2 (2011)
low:
103.1  fps      Compare
med.:
96.9  fps      Compare
high:
75.1 76.8 ~ 76 fps      Compare
ultra:
25.9 26.5 ~ 26 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
low:
126.1  fps      Compare
med.:
100.4  fps      Compare
high:
94.2  fps      Compare
ultra:
68.6  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fifa 11
Fifa 11 (2010)
low:
474.6 476.5 ~ 476 fps      Compare
med.:
318.2 337.1 ~ 328 fps      Compare
high:
245.9 255.7 ~ 251 fps      Compare
ultra:
163.9 164.6 ~ 164 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mafia 2
Mafia 2 (2010)
low:
101.5 107 ~ 104 fps      Compare