nVidia GTX560 Ti Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

nVidia GTX560 Ti Review

Test Setup

nVidia GTX560 Ti
Intel Core i7-950 @ 4GHz
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Muskin Joule 1200w
6GB Mushkin Redline
Noctua NH-D14
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Overclocking and Temperatures

When we first got the GTX560 Ti we hoped that it would be typical of the lower end cards in that it would be cool and quiet at stock and have quite a serious amount of overclocking capability.

We can say it definitely has both. Just take a look at the GPUz. A 227MHz overclock on the GPU core is frankly ridiculous. This isn't a suicide shot either. This is utterly stable. Rock solid. 100%. 

The reference card doesnt officially support voltage tweaks, but as its only 'hidden' we felt the need to use the hidden voltage options as this represents what the main vendors such as MSI, Asus, Gigabyte and EVGA do.

Either we've won the silicon lottery, or these are absolute barn burners. It will be interesting to see what the nVidia partners manage as normally a super-clocked card might go to 900MHz, but to be honest we'd expect at least a 1GHz GPU.

It's not only GPU Core either. The GDDR5 managed an extra 98MHz too. All in all this was one of the best overclocking cards we've ever had through our offices.

nVidia GTX560 Ti Overclock

It isn't as if this performance comes at a major heat and noise cost either. The highest temperature we saw on the core at these speeds was 81°C with the fan on auto. Speaking of the fan the days of noisy reference coolers are definitely behind us with the latest set of nVidia heat-sinks. Even when the fan spun up it was quiet as a church mouse. 

Fantastic stuff all around.

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Most Recent Comments

25-01-2011, 08:59:29

The third part of the GTX 5 series of cards from nVidia is upon us. Does it maintain the amazing standards of its forebears?

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25-01-2011, 09:07:30

Wow that's impressive.Quote

25-01-2011, 09:11:39

Overclockers UK and Scan have some in stock and they all have non reference coolers so should overclock wellQuote

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