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Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB "Golden Sample" Graphics Card

Great overclocking and good cooler.

April 4, 2011



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Today we shall review a mid-end GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card from Gainward that differs from the rest by having much higher default clock rates and being more compact than the reference design.

Design


Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB "Golden Sample"
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti (GF114)
  • Interface: PCIe x16 2.0
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 900/1800 (the standard is 822/1644 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1050 (4200) MHz (the standard is 1000 (4000) MHz)
  • Bus: 256-bit
  • Stream processors: 384
  • TMUs: 64 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROPs: 32
  • Size: 195x100x33 mm
  • PCB color: red
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: 2 x Dual-Link DVI-I, VGA, HDMI
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI
Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample

Comparison with the reference design, front view
Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB "Golden Sample" Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Comparison with the reference design, rear view
Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB "Golden Sample" Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample

As you can see, Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB "Golden Sample" is shorter than the reference card.

GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards have two 6-pin supplementary power connectors.

Maximum resolutions and frequencies:

  • 240 Hz maximum refresh rate
  • 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz max. digital resolution
  • 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz max. VGA resolution

Cooling


Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB "Golden Sample"

The dual-slot cooler consists of a heatsink and a cover with fans. The former only cools down the core. The latter has heatpipes to transfer heat to heatsink fins and also features two slow, quiet fans.

Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti Golden Sample, кулер

Traditionally, we monitored temperatures using EVGA Precision (based on RivaTuner).

Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB "Golden Sample"



79°C after 8 hours of non-stop operation under load is very nice, considering that the card is so overclocked!

Bundle

A basic bundle should include a user manual, a software CD, and adapters/CrossFire bridges where applicable. Now let's see what other accessories are bundled with each card.


Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB "Golden Sample"

A basic bundle plus a power splitter.


Box


Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB "Golden Sample"

The box is made of thick cardboard and comes in a traditional stylish paper 'jacket'. Inside are cardboard compartments for the card and accessories. The card is fixed securely.



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