The GeForce GTX 570 is the latest high-end graphics chip from NVIDIA, and EVGA has released an overclocked model called “Superclocked” or simply “SC” that costs USD 20 more than the standard GeForce GTX 570. At USD 370, the EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked competes directly with the new Radeon HD 6970, which comes with the same price tag. Which one of the two is the best? Let’s check it out.

EVGA has three lines of overclocked video cards, listed from the lower overclocking level to the highest: Superclocked (SC), Super Superclocked (SSC), and For The Win Edition (FTW). So far EVGA released only an SC model for the GeForce GTX 570, with an 8.9% overclocking on the graphics chip and a tiny 2.6% overclocking on the memory.

In the table below we compare the main specs of the video cards included in our review. They are all DirectX 11 parts.

Video Card Core Clock Shader Clock Memory Clock (Real) Memory Clock (Effective) Memory Interface Memory Transfer Rate Memory Shaders Price
GeForce GTX 570 732 MHz 1,464 MHz 1.9 GHz 3.8 GHz 320-bit 152 GB/s 1.28 GB GDDR5 480 USD 350
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 SC 797 MHz 1,594 MHz 1.95 GHz 3.9 GHz 320-bit 156 GB/s 1.28 GB GDDR5 480 USD 370
Radeon HD 5870 850 MHz 850 MHz 2.4 GHz 4.8 GHz 256-bit 153.6 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 1,600 USD 290
Radeon HD 6870 900 MHz 900 MHz 2.1 GHz 4.2 GHz 256-bit 134.4 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 1,120 USD 240
Radeon HD 6950 800 MHz 800 MHz 2.5 GHz 5 GHz 256-bit 160 GB/s 2 GB GDDR5 1,408 USD 300
Radeon HD 6970 880 MHz 880 MHz 2.75 GHz 5.5 GHz 256-bit 176 GB/s 2 GB GDDR5 1,536 USD 370

Prices were researched at on the day we published this review.

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look at our AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table and NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table tutorials.   

Now let’s take an in-depth look at the EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked.


Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.