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Tom's Hardware Performance Index

Tom's Graphics Card Guide: 32 Mid-Range Cards Benchmarked
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Tom's Hardware Performance Index

At least three cards come close to 100% and consequently close to what we want to see. Unfortunately, the fastest card loses points for its poor cooling solution. The Windforce cooler is not only noisy, but it can't cope with the heat from Nvidia's GPU in our tests. Even though the issues take place under extreme load conditions, an insufficient cooling solution is intolerable if you want a reliable system. Therefore we hand the crown to the runner-up. The Point of View GTX 560 Ti now takes the performance crown, though unfortunately at relatively high power consumption. This is also a problem for our North American audience, as this card doesn't seem to be available. The MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk is more economical, but also somewhat slower, and it is cooled well by its TwinFrozr III cooler. That'd have to make it a favorite for value-oriented enthusiasts in the U.S.

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