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Retail EVGA GTX 560 SC vs GTX 560 Ti OEM

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April 11, 2012 12:09:01 AM

Ok, I am not comparing the retail GTX 560 SC to the retail GTX 560 Ti..

I am trying to get some honest opinions on the retail GTX 560 SC (Super Clocked Edition) vs the GTX 560 Ti OEM...

The OEM version of the GTX 560 Ti OEM has lesser specs actually a lot lower than the retail spec.

The OEM version of the GTX 560 Ti was included in some XPS 8300 units from Dell and some Alienware systems.

I happen to purchase a XPS 8300 with the OEM version of the GTX 560 Ti and after having the video card replaced twice due to artifacts in games, blue screens, driver crashes, and lock ups. Dell decides to ship me a brand new retail EVGA GTX 560 SC.

Upon calling them for explanation they say that this is the card that was selected as a replacement for my OEM GTX 560 Ti.

Whats your opinion should I keep the EVGA GTX 560 SC or push for them to send my another refurbished OEM GTX 560 Ti, or a brand new retail EVGA GTX 560 Ti.

I really just want a video card that works and the ti's OEM and otherwise have been reported as having lots of issues.
a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 12:11:25 AM

I would push them for a ti.

regardless of actual specs, they have replaced it with a lower numbered card. just play the dumb consumer and insist you want the same card.
a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 12:16:01 AM

need actual card specs, Nvidia often sells weird versions of their cards to oems that have missing features.
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 12:20:32 AM

The retail version uses the GF114 GPU whereas the OEM version uses the GF110 GPU which is the GPU used in the GTX 570 and GTX 580 retail cards. Despite the GF110 being a faster GPU than the GF114, the GF110 used in the GTX 560 Ti OEM version has been crippled with some circuitry disabled so it only has 352 shaders functional (out of 512). The non-crippled GF114 in the retail GTX 560 Ti has 384 shaders. The effective memory clock rate for the OEM version is 3800MHz while the retail version is 4008MHz, so the retail version is slightly faster. The OEM version also has less texture mapping units because of the disabled circuitry with only 44 texture units compared to 64 in the retail version.
a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 12:25:08 AM

Just to conclude you are better off with 560OC they have send you than with 560Ti OEM
April 11, 2012 8:06:47 AM

mothandras said:

I happen to purchase a XPS 8300 with the OEM version of the GTX 560 Ti and after having the video card replaced twice due to artifacts in games, blue screens, driver crashes, and lock ups. Dell decides to ship me a brand new retail EVGA GTX 560 SC.

Twice? Is it possible that something else may cause the problems, something like the PSU? Shouldn't you be asking TH community help you to fix your card first?

I bet you that these problems will happen again with any other 560 or 560ti. I think the chance that I'll win is more than 50%.
April 11, 2012 11:26:07 AM

I am an IT Director for a large company.

The XPS 8300 shipped with a 430 Watt PSU.. I replaced it with a Antec 550watt power supply with dedicated 12 volt rails for the video card.

The GTX 560 Ti's are just buggy.. almost every major company has bios updates to fix the voltages etc.

I will try installing and testing the EVGA GTX 560 SC today and report back my results.

Thanks for the feedback.
April 11, 2012 1:52:17 PM

Well I can tell the Retail EVGA GTX 560 SC is lighter than the OEM GTX 560 Ti.

My video score in windows went down from a 7.8 to a 7.7.

Will do some further testing and reply back.
April 11, 2012 2:01:16 PM

EVGA GTX 560 SC (OEM GTX 560Ti)

Cuda Cores: 336 (352)
Graphics Clock: 850 Mhz (732 Mhz)
Processor Clock: 1701 Mhz (1464 Mhz)
Memory Clock: 4104 Mhz (3800 Mhz)
Memory Interface: 256-Bit (320-Bit)
Dedicated Video Memory: 1024 MB GDDR5 (1280 MB GDDR5)
a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2012 4:48:48 PM

You should try to run some benchmarks as well ... like 3DMark11 or older

Anyway since you use these PC for office only you should be fine with onboard graphics that would be more economical and it does not burn as much electricity as 560...

Anyway try the benchmarks to see if there is significant difference or not
July 1, 2012 2:35:31 PM

Nobody probably reads with anymore but I'm going to tac one my penny. The 560 SC from EVGA can be beast against the 56 Ti (oem) and even the retail. I pushed my up to 980Mhz, 2250 shaders. It's a little baller for sure. 75c running Firmark. Killin it!! They are dirt cheap compared to the Ti. something like $70 cheaper.. When I go SLI it will be a great FPS booster.
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