With a stylish and eye-catching design, and a cooler with six heat pipes and triple 80mm fans that promises low temperatures and low noise levels, Gainward’s new GeForce GTX 570 Phantom is arguably one of the most attractive non-reference cards out there in the market. The card was officially announced earlier today; more details after the break.

We mentioned at the start of the week that Gainward was preparing its next non-reference NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce GTX 570 Phantom. That was followed up by a review of the Phantom by OCAU the next day. And today, Gainward has officially pulled the covers off its new toy.

With a stylish and eye-catching design, and a cooler with six heat pipes and triple 80mm fans that promises low temperatures and low noise levels, Gainward’s new GeForce GTX 570 Phantom is arguably one of the most attractive non-reference cards out there in the market.

Heat is conducted away from the GPU with the help of a copper base and six 6mm heat pipes. The heat pipes are well-spaced, allowing heat to be evenly and effectively transferred to the array of 44 aluminium fins.

To get rid of heat quickly, three 80mm fans are used. Unlike typical designs where the fans are exposed, Gainward has positioned them under the heatsink itself, forcing air to be drawn across the aluminium fins. The rest of the components are cooled by a large metal bracket attached directly to the card.

 

Based on Gainward’s testing, the GPU has an operating temperature of just 70°C under 3D loads, a good 15°C lower than the reference cooler.

 

Like the reference NVIDIA cooler, the Phantom is virtually silent at idle; although in numbers (where Gainward used a sound level meter to measure), the Phantom comes off as the quieter one.

 

The Gainward GeForce GTX 570 Phantom is clocked at 750MHz core, 1500MHz shader and 1950MHz (3900MHz effective) memory.

 

 

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