Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review

By Julio Franco ยท 38 replies
Jan 25, 2011
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  1. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    Does being able to Unlock the 6950 to a 6970 have anything to do with this decision?
  2. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    Heh, my 470's are starting to feel a little long in the tooth after reading this, and other reviews. :p
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    And in less than a year from now the GTX 5xx and HD 69xx are going to feel prehistoric. Kind of makes you wonder why people get so melodramatic over who's better, who's best*.

    *quick musical reference for captaincranky
  4. DeerDance

    DeerDance TS Rookie

    Whats is the deal with the pictures? Thats how 1GHz Gigabyte 560 SOC version looks. At newegg gigabyte also have 900GHz version. But review seems to be of 822MHz version with pics of SOC version. I am confused.
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,037

    Its the SOC version. We wanted to review the GeForce GTX 560 Ti at launch, not an overclocked card so we clocked it back to defaults.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    High End Video Card Reviews, Done for a Song...

    No one knows what it's like, to be the bad man, to be the sad man, behind blue eyes.......::rolleyes: Back at ya, DBZ

    I'll see your Who reference, and raise you one...

    Yepper, in another year they'll al be sayin, "who the f*** are you", to last year's VGA..

    And then, "but will it play Crysis", to welcome in the new one......
  7. I agree. Though it all depends if the 6950 1GB can be unlocked and how successful the unlock is.
    If its 80% chance to unlock and not destroy the card, they it wins as clear as it could be.

    It also depends on how much overclock sellers put on their cards, if you see majority of GTX 560TI with 1000mhz core and 5000mhz memory clocks at $260 then the 560 wins hands down.

    We just need to wait only two more weeks and things are going to become clearer.
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i dont see there being any cards clocked to 1Ghz core maybe like 920 to 940 Mhz but 1000 Mhz would seem like they wouldn't warranty it.
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Gigabyte GV-N560SO-1GI (1000/2000/4580 core/shader/memory)- this card seems to have a bit left in the tank...1167/2334/4900 on air cooling.
    Sparkle Calibre X560 (1000/2000/4800)
    Probably reasonable to assume that EVGA's SSC and FTW editions should be pretty close to these numbers too given that their base OC (SuperClocked) model runs at 900/1800/4212
    in addition so far you could add:
    MSI's TwinFrozr II/SOC (950/1900/4200)
    PoV/TGT TFC "Beast" (954/1908/4224)
    Galaxy White Edition (950/1900/4400)
  10. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    The boys at hwbot are a hardcore dedicated crowd ... that's a phenomenal overclock on the Gigabyte card, the 5.3 GHz on the 2500K isn't too shabby either. Looks like the early reports that the 560 has plenty of overclocking headroom were spot on.
  11. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i stand corrected i only saw 900mhz clocks on all the cards on newegg.
  12. djorgen

    djorgen TS Rookie


    How can you brave about the OC potential of the card when you're actually testing the SOC version?

    Do you know that the Gigabyte SOC cards are specially 'hand picked' for being SOC cards -- i.e. not every 560 Ti coming out of the factory is good enough to be one? Meaning, again, that you're paragraph about the awesome overclocking potential of the the 560 Ti just doesn't hold up?

    No wonder that you could overclock the card as much as you did -- the card was after all stock clocked at 1000/4600 from the factory. Thus OC-ing it till 1010/5000 wasn't really much of an OC at all.

    Just a friendly reminder! :)

    - J
  13. Not to fuel the fire, but I was wondering the same thing :-\
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    @ djorgen, Guest #38

    Probably because the GTX 560Ti is a fully functional GTX 460...which overclocks like hell on wheels. It probably doesn't take a genius to work out that if Gigabyte are binning a 1000MHz SKU -and offering a three year warranty into the deal, then the stock GPU has a reasonable amount of overclocking headroom.

    Guru 3D : 980 Core, 1225 (4900 effective) Memory (Nvidia reference card)
    Guru3D: 1044 Core/ 1237 (4950 effective) memory (Gigabyte SOC)
    TPU : 943 Core/ 1240 (4960 effective) memory (Nvidia reference card)
    OCC: 1017 Core/ 1164 (4656 effective) memory (Nvidia reference card)
    OCC: 1004 Core/ 1202 (4808 effective) memory (Asus DCII TOP)
    Bit-tech: 955 Core/ 1125 (4500 effective) memory (Nvidia reference card)
    OC3D: 1050 Core/ 1100 (4400 effective) memory (Nvidia reference card)
    OC3D: 1025 Core/ 1200 (4800 effective) memory (Gigabyte SOC)
    Hardware Canucks: 991 Core/ 1108 (4432 effective) memory (Nvidia reference card)
    Amtech: 1060 Core/ 1150 (4600 effective) memory (Asus DCII TOP)
    [H]OCP: 1015 Core/ 1085 (4340 effective) memory (Galaxy GC)
    Neoseeker: 1000 Core/ 1100 (4400 effective) memory (Palit Sonic)
    Hexus: 1040 Core/ 1170 (4680 effective) memory (Gigabyte SO)
    Ninjalane: 1000 Core/ 1100 (4400 effective) memory (EVGA SC)
    Legion Hardware: 966 Core/ 1092 (4370 effective) memory (Inno3D OC)
    Geeks3D: 970 Core/ 1050 (4200 effective) memory (Asus DCII TOP)
    PC Perspective: 1035 Core/ 1075 (4300 effective) memory (MSI Hawk)
    Hardware Heaven: 990 Core/ 1095 (4380 effective) memory (Inno3D iChill)
    PureOC: 1020 Core/ 1110 (4440 effective) memory (Palit Sonic)
    Xbit: 975 Core/ 1200 (4800 effective) memory (EVGA SC)
    Xbit: 1050 Core/ 1210 (4840 effective) memory (MSI OC)
    Xbit: 950 Core/ 1100 (4400 effective) memory (Palit Sonic)
    Xbit: 930 Core/ 1225 (4900 effective) memory (Zotac reference)
    Not bad for a GPU nominally binned at 823 / 1004...with that kind of potential ready to be uncorked I guess both(?) of you will be itching to buy one....thought not

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