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Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Review: GF110 On A Diet
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We're comparing the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core to the similarly-priced competition, including AMD's Radeon HD 6950 1 GB, 6950 2 GB, and 6970, as well as Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GTX 570.

Again, Nvidia didn't sample a reference board design for testing, so we dropped the clocks on Zotac's model to match the specs Nvidia provided to us.

Test Hardware
Processor
Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)
Overclocked to 4 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings enabled, Turbo Boost disabled.
Motherboard
MSI P67A-GD65, Intel P67 Chipset
Memory
OCZ DDR3-2000, 2 x 2 GB, at 1338 MT/s, CL 9-9-9-20-1T
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache, SATA 3Gb/s
Samsung 470 Series SSD 256 GB, SATA 3Gb/s
Graphics CardsGeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB GDDR5
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core 1280 MB GDDR5
GeForce GTX 570 1280 MB GDDR5

Radeon HD 6950 1 GB GDDR5
Radeon HD 6950 2 GB GDDR5
Radeon HD 6970 2 GB GDDR5
Power Supply
Seasonic X760 SS-760KM: ATX12V v2.3, EPS12V, 80 PLUS Gold
CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper TX 2
System Software And Drivers
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Renderer
OpenGL
Graphics Driver
GeForce: 285.88 Beta

AMD Catalyst 11.11
Games
Battlefield 3
Version 1.0.0.0, Operation Swordbreaker, Fraps Run
Batman: Arkham City
Version 1.0.0.0, Built-In Benchmark
Metro 2033
Version 1.0.0.1, Built-In Benchmark
DiRT 3
Version 1.2.0.0, Built-In Benchmark
Aliens Vs. Predator
Version 1.0.0.0, DirectX 11 Benchmark
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    remainz , 29 November 2011 21:44
    Id like to see application productivity in these test.
    Cuda cores are now very important part of adobe and autodesk rendering.
    The increased memory and cores should make a larger difference in these areas.
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    psiboy , 1 December 2011 17:00
    Hey Don! Nice article but don't you usually use Metro 2033 on DX 11 not DX 10.... Consistency would be nice and DX 11 "usually" gets better performance out of all the cards as it is supposed to be a more efficient code path...
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