Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review: GF114 Rises, GF100 Rides Off

Test Hardware And Benchmarks

Test Hardware
Processors
Intel Core i7-2600K (Sandy Bridge) 3.4 GHz at 4 GHz (40 * 100 MHz), LGA 1155, 8 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled
Motherboard
Asus Maximus IV Extreme (LGA 1155) Intel P67, BIOS 0504
Memory
Kingston 8 GB (4 x 2 GB) DDR3-1333, KHX2000C8D3T1K3/6GX @ 8-8-8-24 and 1.65 V
Hard Drive
Intel SSDSA2M160G2GC 160 GB SATA 3Gb/s
Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.25 GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1 GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 1.25 GB

AMD Radeon HD 6950 2 GB

AMD Radeon HD 6870 1 GB

AMD Radeon HD 5870 1 GB

AMD Radeon HD 4870 X2 2 GB
Power Supply
Cooler Master UCP-1000 W
System Software And Drivers
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectX
DirectX 11
Graphics DriverAMD 8.82.2

Nvidia GeForce Release 266.56 (For GTX 560 Ti)

Nvidia GeForce Release 263.09 (For GTX 570)

Nvidia GeForce Release 260.99 (For GTX 460 and 470)
Games
Lost Planet 2
Highest Quality Settings, No AA / No AF, 4x MSAA / 16x AF, vsync off, 1680x1050 / 1900x1080 / 2560x1600, DirectX 11, Steam version
Just Cause 2
Highest Quality Settings, No AA / 2x AF, 8x AA / 16x AF, vsync off, 1680x1050 / 1920x1080 / 2560x1600, Bokeh filter and GPU water disabled (for Nvidia cards), Concrete Jungle Benchmark
Metro 2033
High Quality Settings, AAA / 4x AF, 4x MSAA / 16x AF, 1680x1050 / 1920x1080 / 2560x1600, Built-in Benchmark, Steam version
F1 2010
Ultra High Settings, No AA / No AF, 8x AA / No AF, 1680x1050 / 1920x1080 / 2560x1600, Steam version, Custom benchmark script, DX11 Rendering
Aliens Vs. Predator Benchmark
High Quality Settings, SSAO, No AA / 16xAF, Ultra Quality Settings, 4x MSAA / No AF, vsync off, 1680x1050 / 1920x1080 / 2560x1600
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Custom (Highest) Quality Settings, No AA / No AF, 8x MSAA / 16xAF, 1680x1050 / 1920x1080 / 2560x1600, opening cinematic, 145 second sequence, FRAPS
3DMark11
Performance Default
HAWX 2
Highest Quality Settings, 8x AA, 1920x1200, Retail Version, Built-in Benchmark, Tessellation on/off
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Ultra Quality Settings, No AA / 16x AF, 8x AA / 16x AF, From Crushblow to The Krazzworks, 1680x1050 / 1920x1080 / 2560x1600, FRAPS, DirectX 9 Rendering
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  • rebus_forever
    so, wont be swapping my 5870 out anytime soon then.
  • Griffolion
    rebus_foreverso, wont be swapping my 5870 out anytime soon then.


    Hehe, it's still a potent card so i don't think there's much need!
  • giefster
    I am still running a GTX 260. Would it be better to get another GTX 260 (I have a SLI mobo) or buy one GTX 560 Ti?
  • Rab1d-BDGR
    Did I miss the temperature graphs? How hot do they get?

    giefsterI am still running a GTX 260. Would it be better to get another GTX 260 (I have a SLI mobo) or buy one GTX 560 Ti?


    Adding a second card draws much more power so it could end up more expensive if you need to get a decent power supply, it depends what you already have in your system. The 560 will probably cost about £100 more than a second 260, though do shop around. In terms of performance, extra cards don't always scale very well and they can have compatibility issues with some (usually older) games so considering this, DirectX 11 support and the power draw I would personally spend the extra on the single 560 Ti, but it is your cash - if you definitely have a good enough power supply already then dual 260s is a pretty respectable configuration and should see you steady for a good amount of time with minimal expenditure.
  • giefster
    Thanks for your input Rab1d-BDGR. I will get a 560Ti. Cheers.