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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all, 


Recently, I bought a GTX 570 for fairly cheap on eBay, it's my new "project" GPU, if I fix it I will put it into use in an older budget system or put it in a multi-GPU folding system. Anyway, I wanted to get some info about the card and I can't find any traces of it anywhere, it's a Gainward GTX 570, it's NOT the Golden Sample (GS) or Goes Like Hell (GS-GLH) or Phantom. If anyone has any information on it please contact me. I am well able to solder the missing resistors and capacitors back onto it, the person I got it from said it was great until they were cleaning it an managed to lever off 2 or 3 SMD components. I'd like a nice high res image of the rear PCB or any pictures and schematics etc. so I can see what exactly is missing. Am I looking at a weird GPU or have I missed something obvious? I'll Attach a few images of the card, it looks too short to be a GS version. I looked and there's no documentation on it that I can see. If I can't find any information I will test components that look about right to match and are similar (I think I'll de-solder them first to prevent GPU damage!) and go on any other pictures of the board I can, If not it was only a few quids worth of fun BGA soldering practice and smd soldering practice. Sorry for the thermal paste on the GPU covering its number, I did clean it off afterwards!


Things I noticed on front of PCB:

-Less memory chips surrounding GPU than the GS, blanked off BGA sockets

-Less large MOSFETs than the GS


Things about the back:

-Different layout to the GS with less spaces for small components.

-Shorter than the GS overall.


Thanks in advance everyone, sorry for being a time-waster, keep well





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It is a Gainward GTX 570, and uses the Gainward Golden Sample (GS) cooler, BUT it's not a cherry-picked / binned GTX 570 chip like the ACTUAL GS.

Given the cooler design, the black shroud, and the PCI-E 6-pin locations....

Did you get a chance to measure dimensions of the card?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Oh my god! didn't see the reply, thank so much, really glad to confirm what it is!


PCB measures 23 x 10 cm excluding the metal bracket, its 24.5cm long with that included. 


The 6-pin connectors start 1 and 3.5cm from the end of the PCB. 


I'm trying to get hold of some resistors and capacitors so I can fix it but don't know values of them and I'm scared to go probing with my multimeter as last time I killed an old card! Any ideas of resistance and capacitance or are they all completely different? 


After I get the soldering done I might do some re-balling, the card cost me a tenner so not too worried if nothing works, thanks for the reply, if you have any more information on these components please get back to me!!


Regards, stay well

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