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KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 EX OC 1024MB, Gigabyte GV-N560SO-1GI

Two original and interesting solutions.

April 11, 2011



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This time we got two GeForce GTX 560 Ti products for review. One is made by KFA2, the other, by Gigabyte. Both solutions are custom-made, and the Gigabyte's card is also extremely factory-overclocked, so it should be very fast.

Design


Gigabyte GV-N560SO-1GI
  • Official product page
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti (GF114)
  • Interface: PCIe x16 2.0
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 1000/2000 MHz (the standard is 822/1644 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1145 (4580) MHz (the standard is 1000 (4000) MHz)
  • Bus: 256-bit
  • Stream processors: 384
  • TMUs: 64 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROPs: 32
  • Size: 210x111x33 mm
  • PCB color: blue
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: 2 x Dual-Link DVI, mini HDMI
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI
KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 EX OC 1024MB
  • Official product page
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti (GF114)
  • Interface: PCIe x16 2.0
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 835/1670 MHz (the standard is 822/1644 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1000 (4000) MHz (standard)
  • Bus: 256-bit
  • Stream processors: 384
  • TMUs: 64 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROPs: 32
  • Size: 195x111x33 mm
  • PCB color: blue
  • RAMDACs/TDMS: integrated into GPU
  • Outputs: 2 x Dual-Link DVI, mini HDMI
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Comparison with the reference design, front view
Gigabyte GV-N560SO-1GI Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 EX OC 1024MB Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Comparison with the reference design, rear view
Gigabyte GV-N560SO-1GI Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 EX OC 1024MB Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Both graphics cards differ from the reference design. In fact, only memory chips have remained in the same place. Even despite the very high clock rate (and higher power requirements) of Gigabyte GV-N560SO-1GI, it's about as long as the reference card. Although the size the the latter is clearly redundant and the same parts can be situated more compactly. Speaking of compact, KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 EX OC 1024MB is rather small. But for the sake of justice we should say that even a reference GeForce GTX 560 Ti fits into any regular enclosure just fine.

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

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