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Five Overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Cards, Rounded-Up

Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11 And Battlefield 3

When it comes to deconstructing the performance of a similar graphics architecture running at different frequencies, analysis is pretty simple. For example, the results in 3DMark 11 scale exactly as we'd expect in light of the shipping clock rates.

Bear in mind that Galaxy’s MDT x4 card runs at frequencies that are very close to Nvidia's reference specifications, so it serves as a reasonable baseline for GeForce GTX 560.

At Ultra detail settings, including 4x MSAA, all of these cards yield fairly playable performance at 1080p. There's only a 5 FPS spread between the slowest and fastest models.

Given an almost $40 range between the least and most expensive cards, you'll have to decide if features, bundles, and minor performance differences warrant the incremental premiums.

  • pensivevulcan
    Kepler is around the corner, so are lower end AMD 7000 series parts, this was interesting but wouldn't one want to wait for a plethora of reasons.
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  • payneg1
    The Galaxy model comes closest with its 830/1002 MHz clocks, but Zotac's AMP! edition goes all the way to 950/1100 MHz.

    This dosent match with the above chart
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  • salad10203
    Are those temps for real? My 280 gtx has never idled under 40C.
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  • crisan_tiberiu
    so, basicaly if someone plays on a single monitor, there is no point going beyond a gtx 560 or a 6950 in today's games. (it slike in the "best gaming CPU chart", no point going beyond i5 2500k for gaming.
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  • giovanni86
    salad10203Are those temps for real? My 280 gtx has never idled under 40C.Your kidding right, my overclocked 580GTX at 60% fan speed idles at 32c. Cards down clock themselves which allows them to run cooler at idle temps even if it were clocked at upwards i don't think a card would get hot unless it was being used.
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  • crisan_tiberiu
    sorry, i ment single monitor @ 1080p :P.
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  • Im surprised they got 5 OCed GPUs to run BF3 without crashing
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  • justme1977
    crisan_tiberiu
    I have the feeling that even a i5 2500k@4ghz bottlenecks a 7970 @1080p in most newer games.
    If the GPU market goes the way it does, it won't take long that even midrange cards will be bottlenecked @1080p by the cpu.


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  • wizloa
    heh, my 4870 runs at 80c regardless of idle or load
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  • FunSurfer
    I think there is an error on the Asus idle voltage: instead "0.192 V Idle" it should be 0.912
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