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Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review: GF114 Rises, GF100 Rides Off

Benchmark Results: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (DX11)

A lot of the early DirectX 11-enabled titles get labeled as “checkbox DX11 games.” That’s because while they support DirectX 11-based features to an extent, they don’t necessarily incorporate enough of the API’s influence to really show what it can do. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was one of the first DX11-class titles out, and it often gets classified as a checkbox title, just like AvP and DiRT 2.

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti starts off pretty well at 1680x1050, outpacing the GTX 470 slightly and even beating the more expensive Radeon HD 6950 2 GB. It slides under the 6950 at 1920x1080, though, and even falls below the Radeon HD 6870 at 2560x1600. At that point, you’re essentially looking at a three-way tie though, as the 6870, GTX 560, and GTX 470 all fall within a frame per second of each other without anti-aliasing enabled.

Really, the news there is that AMD’s Radeon HD 5870 kicks butt across all three resolutions, sitting just under the GeForce GTX 570.

  • reprotected
    Some areas could be improved, but this is still pretty decent. Just lower the price 50 dollars please Nvidia and I will buy 10 of them. :)
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  • Wow, it's not as powerful as I expected with that kind of energy use.
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  • liemfukliang
    Please don't let me go away from Tomshardware because the disapearing of Print View Mode. If there is an official anounce about that please give me the link. In Indonesia internet is so slow and expensive. That way the print mode is so much help. I open an article, klik print view page. I go watching TV, eat, drink cofee, etc. About 10 - 20 minutes later the acticle is completed. I just save as mht for feature need (personal use). Lastly I read it.
    Btw TomGUIDE still have this print page view. Why only in Tomshardware the button is missing?
    Sorry for my OOT.
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  • geekapproved
    Either way, my conclusion on the GTX 560 Ti doesn't change. It still doesn't present me with the overwhelming urge to upgrade. AMD's cards simply look better in comparison, based on their performance.

    FAIL
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  • hardcore_gamer
    6950 is really better than a GTX560Ti, and consumes less power.Gigabyte's 1Ghz card is interesting.If it has the performance of a 6950 at $269, AMD'll be forced to reduce the price (again)
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  • anacandor
    I'd love to see some more benchies on that Gigabyte card like noise and temps, for only $20 more it seems like a steal!
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  • amazing2
    liemfukliangPlease don't let me go away from Tomshardware because the disapearing of Print View Mode. If there is an official anounce about that please give me the link. In Indonesia internet is so slow and expensive. That way the print mode is so much help. I open an article, klik print view page. I go watching TV, eat, drink cofee, etc. About 10 - 20 minutes later the acticle is completed. I just save as mht for feature need (personal use). Lastly I read it.Btw TomGUIDE still have this print page view. Why only in Tomshardware the button is missing?Sorry for my OOT.
    Here you go:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/review_print.php?p1=2845

    :)
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  • James296
    I waited to see what this card was going to be like but it feels more like a rebranded GTX 460/470 as far as performance so I'm just going to skip the GTX 560 "Ti" and go for the GTX 570
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  • cknobman
    GeekApprovedFAIL
    Bigger FAIL
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  • hixbot
    So can the 6950 1GB be unlocked to a 6970? If not, I'm not sure it has the value the author mentioned, not when compared to the 2GB 6950 which comes with the free upgrade.
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