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

Benchmark Results: Metro 2033 (DX11)

At 1680x1050 and 1920x1080, it’s the GeForce GTX 570 and Radeon HD 6950 2 GB that stand out, especially with anti-aliasing enabled. Below those two cards, you’re probably not turning AA on in Metro 2033—one of the most demanding titles we use for benchmarking.

From there, it’s the (perhaps surprisingly) Radeon HD 5870 that secures third place at all three tested resolutions, proving that AMD’s previous-generation hardware is still competitive more than a year later.

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti sits in the middle of the pack, besting the Radeon HD 6870 without AA, losing by a little at two resolutions with AA, but then crushing the AMD board at 2560x1600 (albeit at unplayable average frame rates). Perhaps more notable is the fact that the 560 Ti sneaks past the GeForce GTX 470, which is based on a more complex GPU, dissipates more heat, and consumes more power.

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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.