Sold under the excessively-long part number ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5, Asus’ flagship model provides increased speed and cooling, without the expected increase in price.
An ingenious cooler design incorporates an inexpensive aluminum sink adjoined by a simplified heat pipe to a secondary radiator. This design is probably responsible for Asus’ best-value pricing.
It appears that Asus also produces its own PCB, expanding a traditional voltage regulator to seven phases to keep voltage consistent under changing loads. Outward-facing power connectors increase drive-bay clearance in traditional tower cases, though additional height needed to clear these connectors might prevent it from fitting certain compact cases.
A 900 MHz GPU and GDDR5-4200 exceed stock clocks by 9% and 5%. While these sound like the types of overclocks most users expect to achieve from stock cards, Asus’ overclock is supported by the manufacturer and guaranteed stable throughout the card’s entire three-year warranty period.
The GTX560 Ti Top includes mini-to-full HDMI and DVI-to-VGA output adapters, plus a pair of Molex-to-PCIe power cables. Due to the limited power available over the four-pin leads of most power supplies, we don’t recommend using both power adapters simultaneously.
- Not Quite Extreme, Way Beyond Mainstream
- Asus GTX560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
- Asus SmartDoctor
- Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti SOC
- Gigabyte OC Guru
- Jetway N560-E8-1GV
- MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC
- MSI Afterburner
- Palit GTX560Ti Sonic
- Palit VTune
- Sparkle Calibre X560
- Sparkle SX560T1024D5MH
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark11
- Benchmark Results: Aliens Vs. Predator
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Power, Heat, and Noise