MetkuMods

Gainward GTX 560 Ti 2048MB

Fast graphics with a short card

Bookmark and Share  
Author: Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama
Published: 29.05.2011
Manufacturer: Gainward
Product Group: Graphics cards
In English In English
Suomeksi Suomeksi
 

Power Consumption

 

Gainward GTX 560 Ti 2048MB  - Fast graphics with a short card
 

Looking at the power consumption graph the first thing to catch the eye is just how power hungry the last generation Nvidia GTX470 was. The GTX560 is a huge improvement over the old design, drawing 72 watts less under load and also 15 W less when idling. It still can't quite match the efficiency of the AMD cards, with the HD6870 still using a massive 50 W less power and also the more powerful HD6950 using 22 W less.

The extra power consumption always means more heat output, but with the Gainward Phantom edition this just isn't a huge problem, as despite the high wattage the cooler copes with the heat very quietly. Under load the fans did ramp up to 1800 RPM, but despite the high RPM still remained quiet and the noise was easily drowned by the CPU cooler. Inside a case it will be hard to tell if the GPU is loaded at all.



Conclusion


PROS 
  • Short PCB
  • Excellent cooler
  • Improvements in efficiency

    CONS 
  • Takes 3 slots
  • Award
    Gold Award!


    The competition at the mid-range graphics market is really hard right now, with the AMD HD68- and HD69-series and last generation Nvidia GTX 4-series cards available for great prices. To do well on the market the GTX 560 Ti has to be a good card, and it is. The performance is exactly what is should, beating the HD6870 and competing closely with the HD6950 2 GB. The Gainward Phantom edition makes the card even more tempting with its excellent cooler and very compact PCB design, which combined make the card ideal for small cases and people looking for a quiet gaming GPU.

    Overall then the Nvidia GTX 560 Ti is a great new competitor to the gaming graphics market and Gainward has really made the most of it with their Phantom edition.


    Bookmark and Share  





    Metku on Facebook

    Additional Information

    Gainward

    Past related articles in Metku.net



    HIS HD 7850 & HD 7870 GHz Edition

    HIS HD6970 IceQ Turbo

    Sapphire HD6950 Flex 2GB
    List all reviews in this category.


     

    Pages:  1 2 3 4 5 6 


     
      Content in english!
      Sisältö suomeksi!

     Google




    Add to Technorati Favorites
    add
    add
    add
    add
    add

     .:Back to top Bandwidth by Mpoli

    Copyright © Metku.net, All Rights Reserved.
    All content and graphics in MetkuMods are sole property of Jani Pönkkö and may not be reproduced or copied in any manner without written permission from him.
    All brand names, trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.Privacy Policy