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Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo 1024MB GDDR5, KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 Ti LTD OC 1024MB V2.0 Graphics Cards

A couple of interesting custom cards, one heavily overclocked.

March 1, 2012



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Today we shall (perhaps for the last time) review GeForce GTX 560 Ti. This time we have a couple of custom cards which promise to make this review interesting.

Specifications

Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo 1024MB GDDR5

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti (GF114)
  • Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 835 MHz (the standard is 822 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1025 (4100) MHz (the standard is 1000 (4000) MHz)
  • Memory bus: 256-bit
  • Stream processors: 384
  • Texture units: 64 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROP units: 32
  • Dimensions: 188x112x35 mm
  • PCB color: brown
  • Peak power consumption (3D/2D): 168/90 W
  • Output connectors: 2 x Dual-Link DVI, HDMI 1.4a, VGA
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 Ti LTD OC 1024MB V2.0

  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti (GF114)
  • Interface: PCI Express x16
  • GPU clock rate (ROPs/shaders): 950 MHz (the standard is 822 MHz)
  • Memory clock rate, physical (effective): 1100 (4400) MHz (the standard is 1000 (4000) MHz)
  • Memory bus: 256-bit
  • Stream processors: 384
  • Texture units: 64 (BLF/TLF/ANIS)
  • ROP units: 32
  • Dimensions: 215x111x35 mm
  • PCB color: white
  • Peak power consumption (3D/2D): 184/101 W
  • Output connectors: Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Multi-GPU mode: hardware SLI

Comparison with the reference design, front view

Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo 1024MB GDDR5 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 Ti LTD OC 1024MB V2.0 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Comparison with the reference design, rear view

Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo 1024MB GDDR5 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 Ti LTD OC 1024MB V2.0 Reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

As you can see, Palit goes further in making the PCB smaller. There is certain logic in that, but there are also reasonable limitations which dictate the minimal dimensions to ensure stability and avoid noise pickup. After all, clock rates are very high these days. However, Palit has been successful in shielding card components so far, so everything remains fine even when moderately overclocked.

The card from KFA2 is different. It has a standard PCB and comes greatly overclocked. Due to the latter fact, it utilizes digital power supply modules with very smooth voltage adjustment and setting. Moreover, it has not two 6-pin, but one 8-pin and one 6-pin supplementary power connectors to increase stability. It's also white, which is kind of rare these days.

Maximum resolutions and frequencies:

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

Both cards need additional power: Palit's has two 6-pin, KFA2's, one 8-pin and one 6-pin supplementary power connectors.


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