Superclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPUs Tested

February 23, 2011

By Andrew Burnes

Tom’s Hardware has benchmarked and compared five superclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards to see which comes out on top. Rated highly by reviewers as an affordable, mid-range graphics card, the normal GTX 560 Ti is able to be significantly overclocked, but seeing an opening in the market several third-party manufacturers have created enhanced, superclocked cards able to be pushed that bit further.

Asus’ ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5, Gigabyte’s GV-N560SO-1GI, MSI’s N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC, Palit’s GTX560Ti Sonic, Sparkle’s Calibre X560 and Sparkle’s SX560T1024D were the cards tested by Tom’s Hardware, each featuring a different assortment of custom parts and clock speeds above and beyond the stock NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU. Placed into a top-end Intel Core i7-2600K system, Tom’s Hardware ran the five cards through benchmarks in 3D Mark 11, Aliens vs. Predator, Crysis, F1 2010, Just Cause 2 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat, and then compared their power usage, heat output and noise levels. The conclusion reached was that Asus’ GTX560 Ti DirectCU II TOP 1GB GDDR5 GPU is the best card, being only 1% slower than Sparkle’s Calibre X560, and only requiring two case slots instead of Sparkle’s three.