GeForce GTX 560 Ti Reviews Roundup

Today NVIDIA announced the release of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, its most affordable GPU based on the latest and greatest Fermi architecture. Priced around $250, the new graphics card aims to hit the sweet spot between value and performance. How does it do? See what the critics are saying:

On value

Hothardware.com : For about 250 bucks, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti has a ton of game.

Review.techworld.com : The performance at its price point is excellent, and the reduced power consumption shows that Nvidia is taking energy efficiency seriously

Neoseeker: So in all the GTX 560 Ti is an exceptional product that performs very well for its respective price point.

Hexus.net: Those who wish to upgrade from an older GPU or build from scratch should put the DX11-compatible GTX 560 Ti on a rather short list.”

On improving the formula

Tomshardware.com : GF100 says its final farewell today, just under a year after its original introduction. It’s being replaced by the GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

Hardwareheaven.com : As well as running faster than most 460s are capable of the GTX 560 is a refined, better engineered GPU which reduces power use and temperatures while increasing performance through the inclusion of additional CUDA Cores. The end result is a product which doesn't replace the GTX 460 but instead sits above it in the product stack

Hothardware.com: In comparison to its closely related cousin, the GeForce GTX 460, it’s no contest—the GeForce GTX 560 Ti smokes the GeForce GTX 460 across the board.

Neoseeker.com : When the GTX 560 Ti first entered our labs we were expecting a sustainable performance increase in comparison the GTX 460, based on the higher clock frequencies and improved GF114 architecture. After just a few tests though, it became apparent that the GTX 560 Ti was in another league altogether

On running cool and quiet

Guru3d.com: Noise wise you will not complain either as well, there just isn't any.

Tomshardware.com: Considering noise, the GTX 560 Ti is a definite winner

Bit-tech.net: What’s more, the excellent mid-range performance is complimented by one of the best reference coolers we’ve ever seen. The triple-heatpipe cooler not only kept the card very cool, peaking at just 37°C above ambient under load, but the cooling fan was inaudible over the already quiet fans in our test system.

On the competition

Overclockersclub.com: If the release of the GTX 560-Ti didn't do anything else, it did kick the HD 6870's butt. The revamped GF114 core was able to more than outperform the GTX 460, and at some points was almost able to keep up with the 6950.

Hardwarecanucks.com: When compared against its immediate competition, the GTX 560 Ti simply steamrolls the HD 6870 1GB at the resolutions which most gamers use

Hardwareheaven.com: The new master of the sub £200 priced GPUs which performs so well that it can take on and often exceed the performance of the more expensive Radeon 6950.

On applications outside of gaming

Neoseeker : With the CUDA parallel computing technology, the GTX 560 Ti is able to increase in performance of applications such as Adobe Photoshop and video editing software via splitting the work load between the CPU and GPU. This makes the GTX 560 Ti a great product for professional use as well as gaming.

Conclusions

Bit-tech.net: It’s hard not to be impressed by the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB.

Hardwarecanucks.com: In our opinion, the GTX 560 Ti is one of the best cards released in the last year or so. It is literally a perfect sub-$300 product which is quieter and more efficient than the competing AMD cards and even puts the once-mighty GTX 470 to shame.

Bit-tech.net: If you’ve held off upgrading until all the cards are on the table then, you’ve got our permission to feel smug – the GTX 560 Ti 1GB is an excellent buy.

…overall 10/10

Tomshardware.com: GF100, your services are no longer required. Nvidia’s GF114 GPU displaces the last card based on the company’s 3 billion-transistor chip using fewer than two billion transistors. It’s amazing what a little optimization can do. Welcome, GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

Overclockersclub.com:

Pros:

  • Awesome Performance
  • Great Overclocker
  • Dual Fan Cooler
  • Military Grade Components
  • Low Price
  • Runs Cool

Cons:

  • None

Techpowerup.com: [The 560 Ti] can bulldoze through any game at any resolution, making DirectX 11 games playable even at the highest resolution. While asking for a higher price than what the GTX 460 1 GB did on its launch, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti lived up to it by giving us excellent price-performance ratio, which surpasses both the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6950, two SKUs in proximity. So you shouldn't mind paying $250 for this card. Despite having significantly higher clock speeds and all its transistors enabled, the GTX 560 Ti has decent power consumption numbers, which makes performance-per-watt figures shine.

…Overall, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti has emerged a champion for this segment. It's striking the price performance sweet-spot well, giving you performance to play anything at any resolution, and is both cool and quiet. Highly recommended.

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