The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is the latest addition to the GeForce GTX 500 series from NVIDIA, coming with a very affordable USD 250 price tag, competing directly with the Radeon HD 6870. Which one is the best? Check it out.
We are reviewing the reference model for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti provided by NVIDIA. When a new graphics processor is released, typically “manufacturers” (called “partners” by NVIDIA) don’t actually manufacture video cards using the new chip; they buy the cards already assembled from NVIDIA and only add their own sticker, box and product manual. Therefore, the video card you will see in this review is exactly the same one you will find on the market under several different brands. In order to differentiate themselves, partners may also release models with a different cooling solution and/or overclocked.
In the table below we compare the main specs of the video cards included in our review. They are all DirectX 11 parts.
The effective clock rate of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is actually 4,008 MHz.
|Video Card||Core Clock||Shader Clock||Memory Clock (Real)||Memory Clock (Effective)||Memory Interface||Memory Transfer Rate||Memory||Shaders||Price|
|GeForce GTX 560 Ti||822 MHz||1,644 MHz||2 GHz||4 GHz||256-bit||128.3 GB/s||1 GB GDDR5||384||USD 250|
|GeForce GTX 570||732 MHz||1,464 MHz||1.9 GHz||3.8 GHz||320-bit||152 GB/s||1.28 GB GDDR5||480||USD 350|
|Radeon HD 5870||850 MHz||850 MHz||2.4 GHz||4.8 GHz||256-bit||153.6 GB/s||1 GB GDDR5||1,600||USD 270 – 290|
|Radeon HD 6870||900 MHz||900 MHz||2.1 GHz||4.2 GHz||256-bit||134.4 GB/s||1 GB GDDR5||1,120||USD 220 – 240|
|Radeon HD 6950||800 MHz||800 MHz||2.5 GHz||5 GHz||256-bit||160 GB/s||2 GB GDDR5||1,408||USD 300|
|Radeon HD 6970||880 MHz||880 MHz||2.75 GHz||5.5 GHz||256-bit||176 GB/s||2 GB GDDR5||1,536||USD 370|
Prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review.
Now let’s take an in-depth look at the NVIDIA reference model for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
- 3. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Cont’d)
- 4. How We Tested
- 5. Call of Duty 4
- 6. Crysis Warhead
- 7. Far Cry 2
- 8. Aliens vs. Predator
- 9. Lost Planet 2
- 10. 3DMark 11 Professional
- 11. Conclusions