November 5th, 2011
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Dual GPU Review @ HardwareCanucks
After months without a new GPU architecture being released, people are hungry for something, anything to whet their collective appetites. We’ll likely see some movement to ensure the Christmas rush gets fed with some “new” products but with big name titles like Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City all being released before year’s end, the market for graphics cards is seeing a large upsurge in demand. In order to freshen up their lineups and take advantage for this situation, board partners from AMD and NVIDIA’s camps are beginning to gear up with some interesting products. EVGA is leading the charge with a continuation of their 2Win series with the GTX 560 Ti 2Win.
The design intent for EVGA’s 2Win cards is to combine a pair of affordable mid-range graphics cores onto a single PCB to create a product that rivals most flagship single GPU cards. This concept was first introduced with the GTX 460 Ti 2Win which packed a pair of GF104 cores and went toe to toe against NVIDIA’s high end GTX 480. It actually sold quite well (if our retailer contacts are to be believed) and garnered some high praise from various media outlets so it was only natural that EVGA would have a comeback tour waiting in the wings.
Like its name suggests, this version of the 2Win is equipped with two GF114 GPUs which are supposed to allow performance that’s about equal to a GTX 560 Ti SLI setup. An extensive cooling system means all component frequencies closely mirror those of reference cards but the cores did receive a small 28MHz bump over stock. This small overclock could very well make up for the slight increase in latency which the included NF200 bridge chip adds to the equation. At $519, the price for all of this kind of graphics horsepower isn’t cheap but it is a somewhat exclusive card that could put your system near the forefront of performance for the foreseeable future.
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