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

Benchmark Results: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (DX11)

A lot of the early DirectX 11-enabled titles get labeled as “checkbox DX11 games.” That’s because while they support DirectX 11-based features to an extent, they don’t necessarily incorporate enough of the API’s influence to really show what it can do. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was one of the first DX11-class titles out, and it often gets classified as a checkbox title, just like AvP and DiRT 2.

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti starts off pretty well at 1680x1050, outpacing the GTX 470 slightly and even beating the more expensive Radeon HD 6950 2 GB. It slides under the 6950 at 1920x1080, though, and even falls below the Radeon HD 6870 at 2560x1600. At that point, you’re essentially looking at a three-way tie though, as the 6870, GTX 560, and GTX 470 all fall within a frame per second of each other without anti-aliasing enabled.

Really, the news there is that AMD’s Radeon HD 5870 kicks butt across all three resolutions, sitting just under the GeForce GTX 570.

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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.