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Old February 21, 2011, 05:46 PM
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Old February 21, 2011, 05:46 PM
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I've just ordered the following: Gainward-Gainward GeForce® GTX 560 Ti 1024MB GDDR5

My plan is/was to OC it like a reference card is being OC'ed in this article: GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Overclocking | bit-tech.net

Just after I placed my order, I read this thread: Warning about Gainward GTX 560 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

What do you guys think? Should I return it, as the poster in the thread, or do you think it will OC just fine like the tested reference card?
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Old February 21, 2011, 07:08 PM
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To be quite honest, that card looks like a significantly better card than other 560s... Just because one guy doesn't like it, doesn't mean its bad.
The guy complains of a shorter card (one of the biggest bonuses) red PCB (doesn't matter one bit) and a voided warranty if the cooler was removed. The cooling issue isn't actually an issue, as most video cards you see wont have big VRAM cooling either.
Overall, I think that if you are going non-reference, you went with the right card.
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Old February 22, 2011, 01:39 AM
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Thanks, man, that's good to hear!

How can you tell that the card looks better than other 560s?

It could be that the guy has massive OC in mind, where I only plan to OC as in the posted link.
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Old March 2, 2011, 02:05 PM
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That is the same cooling as most 560s, I have 2 Zotacs GTX 560 Ti OCs, same coolers, idled around 33 for the top card an 27 for the bottom. When I took the shrouds off the cards the temps dropped a couple idle, and went from 94*C when OC'd loaded on Crysis 2 to about 73*C.

I'm very happy with the results of just taking the shrouds off, the aftermarket coolers for 560s are few and expensive right now.
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Old March 10, 2011, 04:50 PM
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Not sure about other 560 Ti cards but I can only get my Zotac to hit 940Mhz Core, 1880 Shader and stock Memory clock and stay stable with Furmark 1.8.x

I got it to run 3DMark 11 at 970Mhz with 1.050v to the core (Scored P3828) but would not run furmark for more than a minute or so without locking up.
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Old March 10, 2011, 08:25 PM
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I also can't speak for for Gainward. I do have 4 MSI gtx 560 twin frozr cards. Factory clocks are 880 core 1760 shaders. All of them in sli will hit 950 core 1900 shaders at stock voltage while running folding at home which loads the gpu to 99%. The hottest card got 67c I think. That taking off the shroud thing sounds like an idea I might try also.
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Old March 11, 2011, 01:33 AM
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I got a EVGA 560 ti sc... and i cant get more than 920 on core... even at 1.15v...

So... i think you are lucky to push it as far as 950+.

I know that the first batch of 560ti could go over 1ghz easy...
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I got a EVGA 560 ti sc... and i cant get more than 920 on core... even at 1.15v...

So... i think you are lucky to push it as far as 950+.

I know that the first batch of 560ti could go over 1ghz easy...
he's got twin frozr ii cards while u got EVGA (which i suspect to be reference), it's normal he can get better clocks than you also hes running 4 cards back to back which leaves less room for the cards to draw cool air in from effectively reducing max safe OC.

Although I believe the main limiting factor on OCing these MSI cards is the lack of voltage control rather than cooling potential...

currently have 2 of these on my hand w8ing on new motherboard...hope i can push mine to 1ghz :)
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These are the default settings for my frozr I have every intention of going to 1 gig on this card.I need to burn it in first.
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