Utilizing the newly optimized GF114 Fermi Architechture GPU, the GTX 560 Ti has demonstrated outstanding performance so far. While the stock GPU of the GTX 560 Ti is set to 822 MHz, new architechture allows for these lower-end high-performance cards to clock at frequencies of over 1 GHz, closely approaching the performance of the GTX 570 and GTX 480. However the most definitive feature of these cards is efficiency, showing the highest performance/watt out of all GeForce 500 series cards.
In order to accomodate the proper performance and cooling observed in GTX 560 Ti, several modifications have been done to the old GTX 460. The new GF114 has been equiped with 384 fully active CUDA cores, producing an overall 15-30% performance increase over GTX 460. The addition of extra raster engines and PolyMorph engines, made specifically for polygon tessellation and pixelation, provides an even more apparent performance increase in games utilizing DirectX 11. The modification in cooling and overall architechture of PCB have been targeted in order to ensure that the temperature of the GTX 560 Ti remains close to that of its predecessor. While the NVIDIA reference card did demonstrate a change in addition of voltage chips on the back of GPU and capacitors in order to accomodate the increase in the overall voltage, the overall heat sink and fan design have been left up to the vendors.
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