We’ve got two MSI N560GTX Ti Twin Frozr II OC video cards today in an SLI configuration to go up against Radeon HD 6950 2GB CrossFireX and Radeon HD 6870 CrossFireX. We will see if these factory overclocked video cards have what it takes to compete. Also we add an GeForce GTX 580 comparison. What is best for the buck?
On January 25th, 2011, NVIDIA launched the new GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU. This new GPU would power a new line of video cards aimed at the sweet spot of pricing for gamers. This sweet spot was previously owned by the GeForce GTX 460 1GB which NVIDIA hoped to replace and claim another victory in this price segment of $249-$279. We evaluated a factory overclocked model, the Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti GC for our initial evaluation.
The GeForce GTX 560 Ti uses the new and improved GPU found in the likes of the GeForce GTX 580 and GeForce GTX 570. This means it has core transistor level improvements compared to the previous generation that improves efficiency and allows higher clock speeds. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a 40nm GPU with 384 CUDA Cores, 64 Texture Units and 32 ROP units. The default core clock speed is 822MHz with the shaders running at 1.644GHz. The memory consists of 1GB of GDDR5 running at 4GHz on a 256-bit memory bus.
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