Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC

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The reference design cooler has a single mid-mounted fan in a shroud. The standard Gigabyte card has two fans and heatpipes but with just a cover. This is the best of both worlds as we have two PWM fans and four heatpipes enclosed in a shroud to help keep the SOC as cool as possible. 

Just above the green sticker on the reverse you can see a NEC Capacitor which really helps keep the power delivery smooth and stable to this 1GHz beast.

Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC     Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC  

The combination of the blue PCB and very shiny heatpipes really make the Gigabyte GTX560Ti SOC stand out. It's an attractive card that's for sure.

Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC     Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC  

The heatsink has loads of fins to help give as much surface area as possible for heat dissipation.

Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC     Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC  

At the business end we have a mini-HDMI and the standard twin DVI ports. Power is provided by two PCIe 6pin inputs. Whilst this naturally draws more than the reference design it's still much easier on your electric bill than a very high-end card.

Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC     Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC

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25-02-2011, 06:23:27

tinytomlogan
Want a good value graphics card that's pushed as hard as it can be straight out the box? Enter the Gigabyte Super Over Clock series.



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25-02-2011, 06:33:32

SieB
I want to get a 560 but i'm waiting till after the 590 comes out for the price drops. I usually go with Asus for my GPUs but I think i'll give Gigabyte a try after seeing the results for this card.

Also 14,471 PPD my 6850 only gets 3.000 PPD

25-02-2011, 06:50:52

SnW
I am really wondering if this specific FERMI card will do the same in my EVGA board and PCI-E slot one

25-02-2011, 06:51:08

JMOC
Thank you for the review.

25-02-2011, 07:10:01

dugdiamond

25-02-2011, 07:34:37

suenstar
Nice review there Tom, looking forward to seeing the video to get a good idea of the fan sound.

I may upgrade to one of these and sell my 5850, the Twin Frozr II cooler is just a tad too loud when above 65% speed for my liking... excellent cooling though.

Plus I keep meaning to try a new nVidia card.

25-02-2011, 08:44:46

silenthill
Tbo Gigabyteís SOC series are amazing if they just get the price right, then 10 out of 10 in everything

25-02-2011, 09:03:10

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by silenthill View Post

Tbo Gigabyteís SOC series are amazing if they just get the price right, then 10 out of 10 in everything
Look in the review £229.99 @ Aria

25-02-2011, 09:54:28

suenstar
How is Aria's service nowadays?

Had a really bad experience with them 2 years ago and haven't tried them since.

25-02-2011, 10:17:08

adamjamesroe
Realy like this card, it does suprisingly well in the benchmarks. Havent seen a Blue PCB like that since my HD 4870

25-02-2011, 10:30:16

SnW
Quote:
Originally Posted by suenstar View Post

How is Aria's service nowadays?

Had a really bad experience with them 2 years ago and haven't tried them since.
I am pretty sure it is good otherwise Tom(OC3D) wouldn't have gone with them....

25-02-2011, 10:49:51

bobkelso
Grrrr @ youtube I wanna see the video. I was considering getting this for my rig but it seems to be pre order everywhere so I got the msi gtx 560 which I really like the look of from aria for £195 seems to have gone up £10 now though .

Once again nice review but I wanna see the vid!! I prefer video reviews if didn't notice.

25-02-2011, 11:01:34

murphy7801
Im all confused whether or not to by 2 gtx 570 gainward glh or 2 of theses

25-02-2011, 11:09:19

Rastalovich
It's been a concern to me, probably since the HD69xx reviews, that OC3D's performance graphs don't make the sense that I'd personally expect with comparisons of cards vS card vS oc'd cards.

Either that or cards since I've been seeing the variations are self governing themselves via their respective bioses ? I can't imagine that to be the case.

I wonder if you guys could either internally review the reviews or have some kind of 1-off face-off between those cards typical in todays review comparison.

In simple terms, you bench a card at stock, then bench it overclocked, it's hard to imagine how on earth it could bench with a lesser performance. (just for example) For sure, if you overclock a card and something within the OS kicks in (like windows just loves to do) it can certainly hamper performance. I've noticed particularly with failed overclocks, Windows 7 runs a program called something like "ApSafetyBlahBlah.exe" that you have to check is not running before you bench again cos it does take up cycles. I think it's Windows trying to help the user not have the same problem again that might've caused the system failure.

Just a suggestion, not having a poke.

Tis a decent card btw, used to love Gigabyte's productions. But instinct would dictate buying the standard card and overclocking it - as mentioned above, it's a hard thing to suggest looking at some results.

25-02-2011, 11:10:40

Todd
I really want a card that exhaust OUT of the case for a change..

If this had a complete shroud I'd actually swap out my 2 460s for it and not even care about the loss in performance.. shame that isn't the case though.

25-02-2011, 11:28:19

xenochrophis
Are you going to review MSI 560 twin frozer or are you waiting for the 560 HAWK with the twin frozer 3?If not then how do YOU compare the SOC and 560 twin frozer 2?

Cheers.

25-02-2011, 12:02:42

Zaim
Quote:
Originally Posted by suenstar View Post

How is Aria's service nowadays?

Had a really bad experience with them 2 years ago and haven't tried them since.
I've had no problems what so ever with them, bought many things off them and every time i've had great service.

Nice review Tom.

25-02-2011, 16:17:26

Todd
Quote:
Originally Posted by suenstar View Post

How is Aria's service nowadays?

Had a really bad experience with them 2 years ago and haven't tried them since.
Aria's service was fantastic when I bought all my stuff from them (except for the case).

25-02-2011, 17:05:09

suenstar
Glad to hear good reports on Aria, I guess I was just insanely unlucky that time.

I may give them another try sometime in the near future then.

26-02-2011, 06:46:21

AraS
good card but its out of market when you can have 6950 cheaper and unlock to 6970 and with more v ram and faster

26-02-2011, 06:52:10

Aurus_OC
Quote:
Originally Posted by AraS View Post

good card but its out of market when you can have 6950 cheaper and unlock to 6970 and with more v ram and faster
The 560 Ti, will the 6950 unless you are running massive resolutions. Remember unlocking to a 6970 will void your warranty and I would not recommend doing it, because there is a reason it is a 6950 and not a 6970. However you can overclock the 6950 manually, which is imho much better than unlocking it.

26-02-2011, 12:30:00

AraS
i doubt it will void your warranty when you have dual bios switch . it is there for a reason , also there nothing stated on warranty that you cant unlock it as i am aware.

point is 560 soc is to expensive.

26-02-2011, 12:46:46

SieB
I have seen a couple of people on other forums who have bricked their 6950s after flashing the BIOS to a 6970, but apparently it was only after they did that and tried overclocking them further. I don't know if it would happen if you just flashed the BIOS and didn't OC further but i'd say just play it safe and get a 560 which has loads of overclock headroom anyway.

26-02-2011, 12:52:28

Tortuga
I dont think the 560 SOC is too expensive. It is only 20 dollars more than reference. Your getting near gtx 570 performance (speculating) for a hundred bones cheaper. A couple of these in SLI would be epic.

26-02-2011, 21:17:17

SilentTyrant
about 90%+ of the 6950's can be unlocked with no problems ,,,infact its most prob more than that since they are the same PCB just 6970's are higher up on the binning process but with a aftermarket cooler I dont think you would run into any problems, but sayin that its best just buy the card you want than to buy the one lower and hope you can flash it problem free imo

26-02-2011, 21:20:18

SilentTyrant
but getting back on topic (my bad) these cards look like the best bet and thats coming from a AMD fan lol

26-02-2011, 23:56:07

Qu4k3r
Very good review as asual. I like this card.-

27-02-2011, 16:05:03

murphy7801
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentTyrant View Post

about 90%+ of the 6950's can be unlocked with no problems ,,,infact its most prob more than that since they are the same PCB just 6970's are higher up on the binning process but with a aftermarket cooler I dont think you would run into any problems, but sayin that its best just buy the card you want than to buy the one lower and hope you can flash it problem free imo
Dont take this the wrong way but like to see what evidence you have to support this claim.

27-02-2011, 20:13:37

SilentTyrant
Quote:
Originally Posted by murphy7801 View Post

Dont take this the wrong way but like to see what evidence you have to support this claim.
its cool i'm not.. there was this big poll on some forum and everyone with the 6950's put what card they had and if it worked or not... i'll try and find it again for you

27-02-2011, 20:17:40

SilentTyrant
ok found it, very high pass rate indeed

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159

01-03-2011, 12:06:29

murphy7801
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentTyrant View Post

ok found it, very high pass rate indeed

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcard/159
Again not meaning say that your intentions aren't well placed but this statics give you no indication to actual failures merely what cards could not be unlocked. This doesn't give indication that cards after this was done broke at a later date.

01-03-2011, 12:25:41

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentTyrant View Post

about 90%+ of the 6950's can be unlocked with no problems ,,,infact its most prob more than that since they are the same PCB just 6970's are higher up on the binning process but with a aftermarket cooler I dont think you would run into any problems, but sayin that its best just buy the card you want than to buy the one lower and hope you can flash it problem free imo
With good reason.

I'd only do it with a card I didn't pay for and planned to bench the crap out of it - which appears to be when they crap the bed.

My own cash ? Or someone who wants advice ? Get a 6970 or 560.

01-03-2011, 12:58:21

Jerome
Quote:
Originally Posted by murphy7801 View Post

Im all confused whether or not to by 2 gtx 570 gainward glh or 2 of theses
570's have more GDDR5 memory. That helps though 1 580 now or 2 if you can will help alot. going by this vid 480 has 1.5GB GDDR5 like the 580 and produces a significantly better result at crunch time to the 570. What resolution will you run them? this vid is 1920x1080 and there isn't alot of games demanding like metro 2033 i think so it's a future proof need too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pZB4FMp-2w

01-03-2011, 14:39:30

SilentTyrant
Quote:
Originally Posted by murphy7801 View Post

Again not meaning say that your intentions aren't well placed but this statics give you no indication to actual failures merely what cards could not be unlocked. This doesn't give indication that cards after this was done broke at a later date.
scroll down to "Discuss this article in our forums" on that link,,, over 3 months and 79 pages of people talking about their flashed 6950s

01-03-2011, 16:03:59

murphy7801
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerome View Post

570's have more GDDR5 memory. That helps though 1 580 now or 2 if you can will help alot. going by this vid 480 has 1.5GB GDDR5 like the 580 and produces a significantly better result at crunch time to the 570. What resolution will you run them? this vid is 1920x1080 and there isn't alot of games demanding like metro 2033 i think so it's a future proof need too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pZB4FMp-2w
Actually think what your finding what happens on this vid is that physx is turned on so the extra gddr5 gives it an edge but i will be using a dedicated physx card in my pc thats not really to much to worry about.

01-03-2011, 16:13:39

murphy7801
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentTyrant View Post

scroll down to "Discuss this article in our forums" on that link,,, over 3 months and 79 pages of people talking about their flashed 6950s
I'm not convinced by coming forward with there problems but I'm merely playing devils advocate in this situation.

01-03-2011, 22:36:43

Filekutter
Really is a gorgeous card.

02-03-2011, 06:09:23

AMDFTW
yer its good lookin but..................ide still but a hawk

08-03-2011, 19:56:44

darkshadow
Wait, if I overclock my twin frozr II one, will it perform the same?

09-03-2011, 03:40:55

OEOTS
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkshadow View Post

Wait, if I overclock my twin frozr II one, will it perform the same?
If you can get it to the same numbers it should. There is however no guarantee that you will due to the silicon lottery.

17-03-2011, 01:33:01

coolgame
@tomlogan:what settings did u use for metro on this card?
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