MSI GTX560-Ti OC SLI Review
Published: 3rd May 2011 | Source: MSI | Price: 1- £189 / 2- £379 |
Alien vs Predator
Away from the synthetic and onto gaming the GTX560-Ti SLI performs very well. AvP is very heavy with lighting effects and yet the GTX560-Ti SLI is right up there with the GTX590 and miles ahead of the GTX580. The AMD cards are where we'd expect them to be when price is taken into account with the much cheaper HD6870 CF being 10 FPS or so behind and the much more expensive HD6970 CF setup 10 FPS or so ahead.
With Crysis we have something slightly different in our graph. When testing twin-GPUs or very high-end single cards we always use the highest possible settings and here the GTX560-Ti SLI was, as you can see, a jerky unplayable mess. 35FPS average seems okay but that 2 FPS minimum happened way too often to be playable.
However if you leave everything on Enthusiast but drop the AA from 16xQ to 8xQ, suddenly it all springs to life and gives an exceptionally smooth experience right at the 60 FPS mark with no noticable loss of image quality.
Obviously it's a black mark against the GTX560-Ti SLI because everything else on test was nowhere near as bad at 16xQ, but it shows that even a tiny reduction in video settings can give an enormous performance boost.