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How are these cards?

All of the reviews on EVGA 570's are on their old reference design, which were basically the same as every companies out there.

But if you go to newegg now, EVGA has replaced their whole line of 570 with a newer design, which they call 570 HD and has an extra HDMI, at a slightly lower price. They are a bit shorter and with a heatsink fan design that looks like the one on the 560's.

How are these cards compared to those 570 with reference deisgn?
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I had it, hated it, and returned it. Its smaller design really makes you question if the card was $350 bucks. Its GTX 560 Ti cooler makes the card run fairly hot. The internal case exhaust makes my HAF 912 cook the components inside it. If I were you, I would stay away from it. I just returned my GTX 570 HD (as you can see in my sig) and got myself a HD 6950 that, when it arrives I will unlock it to match/beat the performance of a GTX 570, with an additional 768mb VRAM.

Stay away from the non-reference GTX 570 HD. The only non-reference one I recommend the ASUS DirectCU II card. It has higher quality VRAMS so the card will not full your case up with smoke followed by a brown screen. Also, the 3-slot cooler is fairly quiet and the card actually runs at a higher voltage out of the box.

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I would second the fact that the 560 Ti cooler that the 570 HD uses doesn't really appear to be sufficient for the 570 especially knowing the VRM problems some 570s have been having. Also what you mistook as a "second HDMI" is actually a display port, which could be a selling point of it to some people. I have the Asus CrazyRussian mentioned and I can definitely second it's recommendation if you can fit it's triple slot design it really is a monster.
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I had it, hated it, and returned it. Its smaller design really makes you question if the card was $350 bucks. Its GTX 560 Ti cooler makes the card run fairly hot. The internal case exhaust makes my HAF 912 cook the components inside it. If I were you, I would stay away from it. I just returned my GTX 570 HD (as you can see in my sig) and got myself a HD 6950 that, when it arrives I will unlock it to match/beat the performance of a GTX 570, with an additional 768mb VRAM.

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Thanks for your reply. That's confirmed what I thought.
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But if you go to newegg now, EVGA has replaced their whole line of 570 with a newer design, which they call 570 HD and has an extra HDMI, at a slightly lower price. They are a bit shorter and with a heatsink fan design that looks like the one on the 560's.
They still have the regular model. Anything marked with the "HD" is the shorter one. Newegg and EVGA have the older ones if you want them.
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The EVGA custom coolers for the 500 series are basically worse than the reference coolers.

If you're looking at a 570, go with the Asus DCII or Sonic Platinum, they're both beefed up cards that are designed for overclocking. (If you're in EU, Gainward's Phantom is the same PCB as the Sonic) The MSI Twin Frozr 3 just got released, but we don't know anything about it yet. All the other TFIIIs are non-reference PCBs, so it'd follow suit that the 570 would be as well, but there is no confirmation of that yet.
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