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GIGABYTE GV-N560SO-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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February 3, 2011 8:39:08 PM

Does anyone know a place that has these in stock(US only)? Every where I've looked they are sold out.
February 3, 2011 8:53:28 PM

nah the one I'm looking for is Super overclocked.
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February 3, 2011 9:04:47 PM

jyjjy said:
http://www.provantage.com/gigabyte-technology-gv-n560so...
But I would just get a card with good cooling and overclock yourself rather than paying extra for that card. The Asus DirectCU or MSI Twin Frozr would be fine choices and can be had for $250.

I would but I'm not very experienced with overclocking, also the one I want is covered by warranty while being overclocked. The site you linked says its out of stock :( .
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February 3, 2011 9:16:00 PM

Overclocking is quite simple so I wouldn't worry about that. A good number of cards have warranties that do cover overclocking but whether you get one that does or not the only way they could possibly know is if you purposely tell them you were anyway so it isn't something to be concerned about.
If you are willing to spend that much anyway you can get an HD6950 2gb which is a better card and can be unlocked into an HD6970 in a very simple and safe process;
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/vidcar...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 3, 2011 9:26:16 PM

I was also considering that card because I heard you could unlock it to 6970 but, wasn't there reports that cards were breaking after like a week of being unlocked?
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February 3, 2011 9:38:21 PM

I believe there have been a handful of reports of the memory chips in certain cards not being able to handle the added speeds but they are an extremely small amount compared to the number of successes. You can just unlock the shaders rather than increasing it to the HD6970 speeds which would be totally safe but I would think if you give the card a stress test with furmark or kombuster after unlocking and it doesn't have any issues then you don't need to worry.
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February 3, 2011 9:51:20 PM

Another question didn't ATI say they would be shipping out unflashable cards at the end of January? Maybe its too late?
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February 3, 2011 10:34:04 PM

They said the card would be modified, not exactly if it would be unlockable or not nor do we know exact when they will show up. That Sapphire card is pretty clearly the original reference model so it should be fine although they are the only brand with a notable failure rate in that article I linked.
You could pay a lil more for this XFX card;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I believe their double lifetime warranty covers everything no matter what and they only have one failure out of 95 unlocks in that article.
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February 3, 2011 10:44:17 PM

The Gigabyte SOC is the fastest and quietest GTX560. They are hard to find because it is difficult to find quality binned chips to meet the speed demands, and the fact that eveyone wants one.
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February 4, 2011 12:14:03 AM

Or you could go with the MSI OC version..haven't tried to bump up mine to SOC speeds yet but everything I read the MSI card should be able to get up to that and faster quite easily + I have to say the Twin Frozr II cooling systems looks freakin bad@zz...but that's just the kid in me saying that.

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February 4, 2011 2:01:29 AM

dplane said:
Or you could go with the MSI OC version..haven't tried to bump up mine to SOC speeds yet but everything I read the MSI card should be able to get up to that and faster quite easily + I have to say the Twin Frozr II cooling systems looks freakin bad@zz...but that's just the kid in me saying that.


The Twin Frozr is a solid runner up in my book, particularly if you can't find the SOC anywhere. The Twin Frozr really excels at maintining low GPU temperatures.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-n560gtx-ti-twin-froze...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-gtx-560-ti-soc-r...
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February 4, 2011 2:43:22 AM

would you guys say 6950 unlocked to 6970 shaders is better than SOC?
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February 4, 2011 3:10:02 AM

dmzed said:
would you guys say 6950 unlocked to 6970 shaders is better than SOC?

Looking at that Guru3d review of the SOC:
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CODMW2
SOC: 148 fps
6970: 140 fps

FC2
SOC: 97 fps
6970: 83 fps

Anno 1404
SOC: 80 fps
6970: 85 fps

Crysis WH
SOC: 55 fps
6970: 57 fps

Metro
SOC: 27 fps
6970: 28 fps

Dirt 2
SOC: 79 fps
6970: 77 fps

BFBC2
SOC: 56 fps
6970: 56 fps

Avg. fps
SOC: 77 fps
6970: 75 fps

Vantage
SOC: 21,953
6970: 21,419

I bet many would not have predicted a win for the SOC, but it wins out by just a hair in this review. Add in it's cheaper cost (by ~$100), the fact that you don't have to do any jerry rigging to the BIOS, it's best in class cooler, PhysX, 3D Vision, excellent dual card characteristics (great scaling, quiet, and cool in SLI), I'd say you have a winner. Again, I guess that's why they are so hard to find, the SOC is a damn good card.
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February 4, 2011 3:42:13 AM

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February 4, 2011 3:43:04 AM

17seconds said:
Looking at that Guru3d review of the SOC:
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CODMW2
SOC: 148 fps
6970: 140 fps

FC2
SOC: 97 fps
6970: 83 fps

Anno 1404
SOC: 80 fps
6970: 85 fps

Crysis WH
SOC: 55 fps
6970: 57 fps

Metro
SOC: 27 fps
6970: 28 fps

Dirt 2
SOC: 79 fps
6970: 77 fps

BFBC2
SOC: 56 fps
6970: 56 fps

Avg. fps
SOC: 77 fps
6970: 75 fps

Vantage
SOC: 21,953
6970: 21,419

I bet many would not have predicted a win for the SOC, but it wins out by just a hair in this review. Add in it's cheaper cost (by ~$100), the fact that you don't have to do any jerry rigging to the BIOS, it's best in class cooler, PhysX, 3D Vision, excellent dual card characteristics (great scaling, quiet, and cool in SLI), I'd say you have a winner. Again, I guess that's why they are so hard to find, the SOC is a damn good card.

Yeah, guess I'll just wait for it be in stock again(hopefully soon). If anyone finds one in stock(USA only) please post here thanks!
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February 4, 2011 4:25:18 AM

17seconds said:
Looking at that Guru3d review of the SOC:
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CODMW2
SOC: 148 fps
6970: 140 fps

FC2
SOC: 97 fps
6970: 83 fps

Anno 1404
SOC: 80 fps
6970: 85 fps

Crysis WH
SOC: 55 fps
6970: 57 fps

Metro
SOC: 27 fps
6970: 28 fps

Dirt 2
SOC: 79 fps
6970: 77 fps

BFBC2
SOC: 56 fps
6970: 56 fps

Avg. fps
SOC: 77 fps
6970: 75 fps

Vantage
SOC: 21,953
6970: 21,419

I bet many would not have predicted a win for the SOC, but it wins out by just a hair in this review. Add in it's cheaper cost (by ~$100), the fact that you don't have to do any jerry rigging to the BIOS, it's best in class cooler, PhysX, 3D Vision, excellent dual card characteristics (great scaling, quiet, and cool in SLI), I'd say you have a winner. Again, I guess that's why they are so hard to find, the SOC is a damn good card.

The HD6950 is actually significantly cheaper than anywhere that has the SOC card in stock so saying it is ~$100 cheaper is kind of odd. That lineup of games also looks a bit skewed to favor Nvidia cards. Here is a different review that gives a (very) small win to the HD6970/unlocked HD6950 with more games and perhaps a bit less of a skew(despite the inclusion of HAWX 2.):
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3796/gigabyte_geforce_...
It's a good card but with the pricing/availability as it is I would just OC a Twin Frozr as suggested or unlock an HD6950. Both are cheaper and will get you the same performance, possibly even more with the HD6950 if you are willing to overclock on top of the unlock though the SOC card may go even higher than 1ghz as well.
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February 17, 2011 2:44:22 AM

jyjjy said:
The HD6950 is actually significantly cheaper than anywhere that has the SOC card in stock so saying it is ~$100 cheaper is kind of odd. That lineup of games also looks a bit skewed to favor Nvidia cards. Here is a different review that gives a (very) small win to the HD6970/unlocked HD6950 with more games and perhaps a bit less of a skew(despite the inclusion of HAWX 2.):
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3796/gigabyte_geforce_...
It's a good card but with the pricing/availability as it is I would just OC a Twin Frozr as suggested or unlock an HD6950. Both are cheaper and will get you the same performance, possibly even more with the HD6950 if you are willing to overclock on top of the unlock though the SOC card may go even higher than 1ghz as well.


erm... yeah Sapphire is about $100 more :p 

Not to mention results weren't skewed check this out again

Yeah, its sad they aren't in stock (I was hoping to nab one)... and over clocking should never be said as 'easy' especially to someone with no experience in it. Quick way to burn a few hundred bucks... (read up on some guides before you go that route) You also have to keep in mind that when you are buying these over clocked boards they may appear physically indifferent, but they go through the processor cores and use the better ones that can handle these 'extreme' OCs... you are unlikely to get a stock cared OCed to 1000mhz without having to modify cooling (not saying its impossible, just unlikely)
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February 17, 2011 2:32:11 PM

acrious said:
erm... yeah Sapphire is about $100 more :p 

Not to mention results weren't skewed check this out again

Sapphire what is $100 more than what?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you can find any GTX 560 for $180 by all means buy it.
That review you link is the one I was referring to. Telling me to look at it again won't change that the rather small selection of games they used overall tend to do better on Nvidia cards.
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