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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Roundup - Three to the Fore

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Roundup - Three to the Fore



Test Setup

Test Setup

We’ll be evaluating the three cards using our Intel X58 testbed which has the following specifications:

  • Intel Core i7-975 (3.33GHz)
  • Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard
  • 3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 G.Skill memory in triple channel mode
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

?Obviously, we are interested to find out just how much faster these three factory overclocked, custom edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards are over a reference card. Since clock speeds are a good indicator of a card’s performance, we fully expect the three cards to be significantly quicker than a reference card. Also, judging from the aggressive clock speeds of the Gigabyte card, we expect it to come out tops in the performance take.

Moving on, we also want to find out just how effective their custom coolers are and how well they can overclock. To spice things up, we’ve also includes results of the ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DC II TOP and the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic.

Here’s a quick summary of the cards’ clock speeds.

Cards Core Clock Speed Shader Clock Speed Memory Clock Speed
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Super Overclock 1000MHz 2000MHz 4580MHz DDR
Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti White Edition 950MHz 1900MHz 4400MHz DDR
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II OC 880MHz 1760MHz 4200MHz DDR

 

The full list of cards tested and driver versions used:

  • ?Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti White Edition (ForceWare 266.56)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Super Overclock (ForceWare 266.56)
  • MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II OC (ForceWare 266.56)
  • ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DirectCU II TOP (ForceWare 266.56)
  • Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic (ForceWare 266.56)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 (ForceWare 263.09)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 (Catalyst 10.12)

The full list of benchmarks used:

  • Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
  • Futuremark 3DMark 11
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Far Cry 2
  • Warhammer: Dawn of War 2
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2
  • Hawx 2
  • “Heaven" from Unigine v2.1
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat