Gainward GTX560ti very poor performance

The card is like 25% slower on all tests than similar cards with the same gpu. It runs very hot on full load (100C), no OC! and very loud (1 fan). I tested it on a different computer, got the same results. my other computer with hd6850 runs more quiet and gets comparable and even better scores in 3d applications.

cpu: core i5 2500k
motherboard: asrock z68 pro3
memory kingston 1333 CL9 2x4Gb kit

3dmark11 detailed results, my result, expected result.
Overall Score
P3455 P4700
Graphics Score
P3120 P4400
Physics Score
P5816 P6700
Combined Score
P4300 P4400

I notice momentary hangups in 3d applications, overclocking it even to 900mhz gives noticeable artifacts.

I tried updating motherboard and graphic card drivers, made virtually no difference.

Any solution to this? Is the card defective (perhaps some of the processors are dead)?
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  1. PSU on the main comp is 650W, 500W Cooler Master on 2nd comp.
  2. That's not a good card imo. 100C is not normal. Assume you did a clean install or used driver sweeper ? Otherwise RMA i think.
  3. Quote:
    PSU on the main comp is 650W, 500W Cooler Master on 2nd comp.


    So which video card is on which machine? The main or the 2nd comp. ??? And why did you only mention the brand of the 500w?

    What do you mean by "card is 25% slower on all tests than similar cards with the same gpu"??? What similiar cards with same gpu??
  4. Card is faulty and will die a horrible death.

    Thermal and Power Specs:
    99 CMaximum GPU Temperature (in C)
    170 WMaximum Graphics Card Power (W)
    500 WMinimum System Power Requirement (W)
    Two 6-pin

    Those are the specs. for the Ti operating wise.
  5. The graphics card manual states that "it's better to keep temperature under 105C".
    Is there a chance I can return it to manufacturer or get it replaced because of very bad performace for this type of card and overheating?

    GreenDutchAlien said:
    That's not a good card imo. 100C is not normal. Assume you did a clean install or used driver sweeper ? Otherwise RMA i think.

    Clean install, lastest drivers. Not sure what RMA is.

    geekapproved said:
    So which video card is on which machine? The main or the 2nd comp. ??? And why did you only mention the brand of the 500w?


    I ran it on 650w PSU, but I tested it on 500W one, the results were approximately the same. It's not the problem of the PSU. The brand of the 650W is "Highpower".

    geekapproved said:

    What do you mean by "card is 25% slower on all tests than similar cards with the same gpu"??? What similiar cards with same gpu??

    I mean in comparison to the tests of 560ti cards I see online.

    Is there a software to check if all of the card processing units are working correctly? I suspect there might be a hardware problem with dead units and additional load on working units, therefore certain death for the card.
  6. RMA = sending back to dealer because it's bad. ( Return Merchandise Authorization. )
  7. I had a 9800GT that idled at 90c. I was told it was normal for those cards. I replaced it with a HD4850 that never went over 60c even under full load.
  8. Hmm I just noticed on the box it says the card needs a minimum of 30A current rating on 12V, does it mean combined or single?

    Those are characteristics of my PSU:

    +12V1 22A
    +12V2 22A

    GreenDutchAlien said:
    RMA = sending back to dealer because it's bad. ( Return Merchandise Authorization. )

    Looks like I'll have to call to return it to dealer.
  9. Combined. Yours has enough Amps.
  10. 30 amps times 12v for the power source comes out to 360w which is 200w more than what the card actually uses at stock.
  11. Just love it when you talk dirty math to me. :lol:
  12. ok, I played with MSI afterburner a little bit.

    I left memory clock default.
    Surprisingly graphics score with 3D Mark11 at 0.95V, 800/1600Mhz is P3750 (still P650 behind average score), while at 1.00V 822/1650Mhz (manufacturer setting) it's only P3000 which is awfully low for this card, HD6850 got 3450 with manufacturer settings.

    Do graphic cards in general have a tendency to display lower scores with higher voltage, can 100C temperature negatively affect performance? Maybe there a problem with cooling system.
  13. High temps are known to degrade the performance of storage and memory controllers. This card shouldn't be 100c to begin with. Check the cooler for anything broken or missing and change the thermal compound. If no improvement it is possible that there is a broken thermal sensor or nvidia screwed up when they made this sample. If no warranty on this card you can try to remove the IHS (integrated heat spreader) from off the gpu and apply new compound on the gpu die then put the ihs back on. I had to do this on an e7200 before.
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