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Old January 25, 2011, 07:47 AM
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I actually expected a bit more from GTX 560 Ti and thought it would perform better than the HD6950 2GB or 1GB. There isn't that feel of GTX 460 here =( Too bad.
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Old January 25, 2011, 08:04 AM
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well overclocked it gets awfully close to its bigger brother 570, so if the 250 dollar price

stands, i guess its a winner, at least in nvidia's lineup.

for the majority that wont oc the 6950's small but decisive victories will probably make it

a buy, save for the loyal fans and people who use cuda(me :p)
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Old January 25, 2011, 09:08 AM
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Nice review, thanks Sky!

I had a question in regards to temps/power consumption when overclocked.
I haven't been one to pay much attention to the efficiency in the past, but does HWC have any numbers on temps/TDP on this card when overclocked?

Perhaps I missed something, I'll re-read.

edit: Oh never mind... I'll just wait for a roundup review later

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Old January 25, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Wow, this card just embarrasses the GTX 470 in every way. Very nice!
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but not so much if the 470 is running >800mhz imho.
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but not so much if the 470 is running >800mhz imho.
IMO the 560 still does. Overlock the 560 and your right back at "embarassing" levels over the 470.

Great review SKY. This card is a real winner in my books (everyone's needs are different). I'm feeling a 1000MHz 560 Ti as it's getting into 570 territory. Great release and at this price point, the 460 is still able to dominate the lower sector.
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Sorry to sound negative, but the statements in this review doesn't sound right at all.

"In our opinion, GF114 has the Cayman Pro beat hands down from an architectural perspective but it lacks a real finishing punch at slightly higher resolutions."

Now how does it beat it hands down when they are so close at the lower resolutions?

"Even the launch of 1GB Cayman Pro cards does nothing to shake the feeling that GF114 is the right architecture being introduced at the great time with a highly competitive price. Sure, the HD 6950 1GB gives the GTX 560 a run for its money but the NVIDIA card still edges it out in the overall cost category, surefire availability and its ability to overclock like no-one's business"

Currently there is only 1 GTX 560 Card available at NCIX. I don't see how this has "surefire availability." There seems to be a bit too much praise here.

Don't call me an biased though, I currently have a 9800GT and GTX 260 in my other systems.
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unfortunately... do overclocking 1000+ mhz is not possible... very hard... average 925mhz and average max is 980mhz (all is reference card)... only OCC able to do 1027mhz on msi gtx 560 tf2... that is outbeat or equal to gtx 570 on almost every tests...

only gigabyte can sell gtx 560 ti SOC that is 1ghz and still have some oc headroom (44mhz (or 3fps) not much tho)... [http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...soc-review/20]
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Just when I thought I was out of this GPU folding business, they pull me back in! Good review.
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Sorry to sound negative, but the statements in this review doesn't sound right at all.

"In our opinion, GF114 has the Cayman Pro beat hands down from an architectural perspective but it lacks a real finishing punch at slightly higher resolutions."

Now how does it beat it hands down when they are so close at the lower resolutions?

"Even the launch of 1GB Cayman Pro cards does nothing to shake the feeling that GF114 is the right architecture being introduced at the great time with a highly competitive price. Sure, the HD 6950 1GB gives the GTX 560 a run for its money but the NVIDIA card still edges it out in the overall cost category, surefire availability and its ability to overclock like no-one's business"

Currently there is only 1 GTX 560 Card available at NCIX. I don't see how this has "surefire availability." There seems to be a bit too much praise here.

Don't call me an biased though, I currently have a 9800GT and GTX 260 in my other systems.
NCIX isn't the only e-tailer with these cards. Usually when that term is coined, it means all the e-tailers we are used to have the SKU and cards ready on launch day.
I could be wrong, but thats how I see it.

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