Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Multiview Video Card Review

Introduction

The GeForce GTX 560 is a strange GPU, in the sense that its manufacturer, NVIDIA, doesn’t set default clock rates for it. Therefore, it is up to the video card manufacturer to decide which clocks to use. The GeForce GTX 560 Multiview from Zotac works internally at 820 MHz, accesses memory at 4 GHz through a 256-bit interface, and has its processing engines working at 1,640 MHz – the same clock rates used on the standard GeForce GTX 560 Ti. The only difference between the two is the number of shader engines (336 vs. 384 on the Ti version). The Multiview model from Zotac allows you to connect up to three video monitors, a feature not available on regular models.

At USD 200, the Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Multiview is on the same price range as the Radeon HD 6870, although you can find the Radeon HD 6870 selling for less. In this review, we are going to compare the GeForce GTX 560 from Zotac with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which has a price tag starting at USD 220.

In the table below, we compare the main specifications of the video cards included in our review. They are all DirectX 11 parts. The prices listed below do not include rebates. Prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review.

Video Card Core Clock Shader Clock Memory Clock (Real) Memory Clock (Effective) Memory Interface Memory Transfer Rate Memory Shaders Price
Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Multiview 820 MHz 1,640 MHz 1,002 MHz 4,008 MHz 256-bit 128.2 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 336 USD 200
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 822 MHz 1,644 MHz 1,002 MHz 4,008 MHz 256-bit 128.2 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 384 USD 220
Radeon HD 6870 900 MHz 900 MHz 1,050 MHz 4.2 GHz 256-bit 134.4 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 1,120 USD 175 – 200

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look in our AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table and NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table tutorials.

Now let’s take a complete look at the Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Multiview.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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