Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Multiview Video Card Review

The Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Multiview (Cont’d)

In Figure 4, you can see the video card with its cooler removed. It uses only solid capacitors and ferrite-core coils (which makes the regulator present higher efficiency because they present lower energy loss than iron-core coils). The voltage regulator circuit has six phases for the graphics chip and one phase for the memory chips, and is controlled by a CHiL CHL8318 chip, using a digital design.

Zotac GeForce GTX 560 MultiviewFigure 4: Video card with the cooler removed

Zotac GeForce GTX 560 MultiviewFigure 5: Voltage regulator circuit

The GPU heatsink can be seen in Figures 6 and 7. It has a copper base, two 8 mm heatpipes, aluminum fins, and a 75 mm fan.

Zotac GeForce GTX 560 MultiviewFigure 6: The GPU heatsink

Zotac GeForce GTX 560 MultiviewFigure 7: The GPU heatsink

The Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Multiview uses eight 1 Gbit GDDR5 memory chips, making its 1 GB memory (1 Gbit x 8 = 1 GB). The chips used are K4G10325FE-HC04 parts from Samsung, which support up to 2.5 GHz (5 GHz DDR), and since on this video card memory is accessed at 2 GHz (4 GHz DDR), there is still a huge 25% margin for you to increase the memory clock rate while keeping the chips inside the maximum they support. Of course, you can always try to overclock the memory chips above their specs.

Zotac GeForce GTX 560 MultiviewFigure 8: Memory chips

In Figure 9, you can see all accessories that come with this video card.

Zotac GeForce GTX 560 MultiviewFigure 9: Accessories

Before seeing the performance results, let’s recap the main features of this video card.

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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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