PNY Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim GTX 560 Ti Now Available
November 21st, 2011
By Andrew Burnes
PNY’s got a brand new, special edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti on sale now at retailers and e-tailers at a recommended retail price of $279.99. Launched to coincide with the release of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the year’s top-rated and most popular action role-playing game, PNY’s special edition GPU is packaged in a snazzy Skyrim sleeve and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is itself branded with a special Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim heatsink. Furthermore, there’s a double-sided poster included in the box featuring iconic Skyrim artwork that won’t look out of place on the wall of any gamer’s abode.
As the packaging shot above suggests, the PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti is factory overclocked, meaning you receive a faster GPU that’s been rigorously tested to ensure it remains stable during long, intensive gaming sessions. In the case of the Skyrim Special Edition there’s a 55MHz Processor Clock overclock and a 28MHz Core Clock overclock, which should net you a good few extra frames per second in any game, and if that isn’t enough you can push it that bit higher with an overclocking application, though that of course won’t be covered by the one year warranty.
In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti can happily play the free-roaming Action RPG using ultra quality presets at 1080p, and there’s plenty of horsepower under the hood to play this year’s other top titles too, such as Battlefield 3 (high quality presets at 1080p), Batman: Arkham City (high quality presets at 1080p with PhysX enabled), and Rage (1080p with high quality textures enabled).
Being a GeForce GTX card you can also make use of DirectX 11 effects and stereoscopic 3D Vision in supported titles, and when the need arises you can pop a second 560 Ti into a SLI-certified motherboard for performance close to that of the top-end GeForce GTX 580.
For more on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim visit our dedicated game page.