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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Roundup (EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI)

Author: SKYMTL
Date: November 28, 2011
Product Name: GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448
 
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Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 448


Part Number: GV-N560448-13I
Warranty: 3 Years from date of manufacture
Price @ Launch: $289 USD


Much like EVGA, Gigabyte has gone for the path less travelled when designing their GTX 560 Ti 448. They have used their Windforce 3X heatsink which is capped by three large (but quiet) 80mm fans and looks slightly awkward perched atop such a short PCB.

While the overall design of this GTX 560 looks like nothing we’ve seen before, its clock speeds stick to the reference speeds and the warranty period is Gigabyte’s usual 3 years. This card’s price however is particularly interesting since it should stick to the $289 “reference” price which could make for a phenomenal value.


The Windforce 3X cooler uses a large copper vapor chamber which also covers the memory modules and a truly impressive looking heatpipe to achieve optimal cooling efficiency. While the heatsink may look familiar, the PCB itself seems to be a custom designed affair that has been tailor made for the GTX 560 Ti 448. It does use Gigabyte’s usual blue but we’re reasonably sure this layout hasn’t been used on a previous card.


The heatsink’s huge size means it sticks out over the PCB’s edge by a good 1.5”, making the Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 448 the longest card in this roundup at 11.25”. We can also see that unlike the EVGA card, this one adheres to a dual 6-pin power connector layout.

The backplate is a custom design with dual DVI connectors and full sized outputs for HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort.
 
 
 

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