Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Review: GF110 On A Diet

Overclocking Benchmarks

Zotac's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core responded well to our overclocking efforts. At stock voltages, we managed to hit an 860 MHz core frequency and 1050 MHz on the memory clock.

As you can see, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core sails past the reference GeForce GTX 570 performance at its stock setting. And while the GTX 570 can also be tweaked to hit higher performance numbers, it's at least good to know that the less expensive 448-core card has the potential to exceed the competitive benchmark numbers posted by Nvidia's GeForce GTX 570 in our other benchmarks.

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  • cleeve
    nhat11In the battlefield 3 tests, why aren't the testers testing the settings on Ultra? I don't care about settings on high.


    Because none of these cards are fast enough to run on Ultra unless you're going to drop resolution, and nobody buys this class of card to run below 1080p.

    We try to make our benchmark settings realistic, not theoretical.
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  • tmk221
    nice gpu but it's to expensive compared to 6950...
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  • zooted
    This article just makes the 6950 1gb look very attractive.
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  • borden5
    this one trade blows with 6950 2gb and cost about $30 more hm?
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  • tmk221
    nice gpu but it's to expensive compared to 6950...
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  • Ernst56
    I just recently replaced an aging 8800 GTS with the 2GB Twin Frozr 560TI card. I have a large case with 7 fans and with a fan profile running the Twin Frozr at 70%, I can overclock to well past 570 performance.

    Since I got the card, with a game, for $249, I'm very happy. An hour of MW3 or SC2 at max settings shows a max temp of 53C.
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  • nhat11
    In the battlefield 3 tests, why aren't the testers testing the settings on Ultra? I don't care about settings on high.
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  • borden5
    thanks for great article, does anyone notice the 6950 1gb vs 2gb give same performance even tho at higher resolution ??
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  • cleeve
    nhat11In the battlefield 3 tests, why aren't the testers testing the settings on Ultra? I don't care about settings on high.


    Because none of these cards are fast enough to run on Ultra unless you're going to drop resolution, and nobody buys this class of card to run below 1080p.

    We try to make our benchmark settings realistic, not theoretical.
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  • jimmy-bee
    Wow, I hate to see the death of 1920 x 1200 resolution monitor to be replaced by 1080P. But liked this benchmark since I have a 560Ti. Always used Tom's benchmarks to help me decide on video cards.
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  • Anonymous
    I'm with nhat11.

    I play my BF3 on Ultra settings and 1080p with the 6950 2GB. Ans this is not "theoretical". So if the framerate its 10fps everybody should know.
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  • dontcrosthestreams
    "the nordics".......skyrim joke please.
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  • wolfram23
    I always find it almost shocking that the 6950 1gb and 2gb models have basically identical framerates even at 2560x1600 in all of these super demanding games. Do we really need more than 1gb VRAM? I always think about going triple monitors, and always think my 1gb is going to be a drawback...
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  • badtaylorx
    it really bugs me when Nvidia does this crap!!!

    id like to see if this thing is any better than a Sparkle GTX 560 Ti DF Calibre

    i highly doubt it


    the other thing that stands out here is AMD's ever increasing performance on the HD 6970!!!
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  • lothdk
    On the Zotac page you write

    Quote:
    Zotac’s option is based on its GeForce GTX 570 AMP! Edition card. .. The 448-core card doesn't get the designation of being one of Zotac's AMP! models


    yet in the conclusion on the same page you write

    Quote:
    The Zotac GeForce GTX 560 AMP! Edition has an MSRP of $299


    Either I am misunderstanding this, or one of those are wrong.
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  • theconsolegamer
    Ernst56I just recently replaced an aging 8800 GTS with the 2GB Twin Frozr 560TI card. I have a large case with 7 fans and with a fan profile running the Twin Frozr at 70%, I can overclock to well past 570 performance.Since I got the card, with a game, for $249, I'm very happy. An hour of MW3 or SC2 at max settings shows a max temp of 53C.

    I've used a GTX560ti in school with BF3 and it gets mid 50's Celcius with room temp of 60f with A/C.
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  • fulle
    My favorite part of the review was how min FPS values were included for Batman, AND the comment that the game was unplayable in the first set of tests due unacceptable min values.

    Too many times do I see this sort of thing overlooked. Great job!
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  • Anonymous
    how the hell were those temperatures so low ?
    i mean 34c is in idle mode for my msi r6950 tf3 pe/oc
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  • banthracis
    wolfram23I always find it almost shocking that the 6950 1gb and 2gb models have basically identical framerates even at 2560x1600 in all of these super demanding games. Do we really need more than 1gb VRAM? I always think about going triple monitors, and always think my 1gb is going to be a drawback...


    2560x1600 is 4mp whilst 3 1080p monitors is 6mp, a 50% increase. This makes a significant difference especially if you enable AA options. On a xfire 5850 setup I used to run, several games simply would not run at all (Shogun 2, GTA IV, Crysis come to mind) at 3240x1920, but would run fine if I lowered the resolution. Switching to a 2x 2gb 6950 setup allowed 3240x1920 to run.

    Remember, most review sites simply do no do multi monitor reviews. If the cases where they are done, like the below HardOCP article, there are very clear cases where VRAM walls are hit in triple monitor gaming. In this specific case, tri fire 6970 were able to beat tri sli 580's simply because the 580's didn't have sufficient VRAM even with 1.5gb.

    Is VRAM an issue at 1080p? No. Don't bother worrying about it. However if you're using multimonitorssetups, it makes a big difference.
    http://hardocp.com/article/2011/04/28/nvidia_geforce_3way_sli_radeon_trifire_review/2
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  • Yuka
    Ok, here are the ingredients:

    - Short lived "special" video card
    - XMas season
    - Option to unlock/OC to the next tier
    - Limited quantity

    Ok, this might not be in everybody's pleasure to read, but I think it's a sadistic way to get more green juice out of fanbois. This card will be at the GTX570 levels or more (price wise). Supply and demand tell me so.

    I don't know if we'll be able to recommend this card at all =/

    Cheers!
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  • Anonymous
    Why oh why there is never a good low end integrated or at least reasonably priced GPU given for comaprison in the charts. The numbers are quite helpless until I understand how much money I must spend to get N time the performance. People buy card only very rarely - and mostly are coming from low end or at least 2-3 generations back - never from another super card. So at least one low end comparison would be nice to show what this amount of money can do.
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  • banthracis
    scatmanWhy oh why there is never a good low end integrated or at least reasonably priced GPU given for comaprison in the charts. The numbers are quite helpless until I understand how much money I must spend to get N time the performance. People buy card only very rarely - and mostly are coming from low end or at least 2-3 generations back - never from another super card. So at least one low end comparison would be nice to show what this amount of money can do.



    You'll have to define reasonably priced. For many enthusiast's a $250 card is a reasonable price. As for integrated cards, no point including them in the test and they simply will not run the majority of these tests. Adding the equivalent of a line saying zero for each of these test's is kinda silly.

    To get >0 for integrated cards you'd need much lower settings which are no longer representative of the common settings used by gamers and wouldn't allow the high end GPU to distinguish amongst themselves since they wouldn't be stressed. You'll have shifted bottleneck to CPU and at that point you''ll essentially be looking at a CPU performance graph.
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  • spookyman
    So would a GTX 590 be able to beat it?
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