Gainward helps bring another great GTX 560 Ti to the table with their Golden Sample version. Coming in at 900 MHz on the core, it's got strong out of the box performance and it's always appreciated when a company takes the time to overclock the memory as well.
While the overclock might not seem like much over the MSI version we looked at with only a 20 MHz bump on the core, it's that extra burst of core speed that helps the model move from just behind the HD 6950 2GB, to just past it. Combined with the more aggressive price tag of the model, it's no doubt a model that people are going to be eyeing off.
On the bundle front, the card is light like most others these days. It's not a bad thing as I think it helps keep the price down a little more and for the most part companies had a bad habit of bundling games that people didn't want to play just so they could say the card comes bundled with a game.
The stand out for the Gainward version compared to the others we've looked at is the extra connectivity. It's nice not to have to use a convertor if you're using HDMI, and while the chances of using the VGA port are slim, we're not going to complain about it being there.
If you're looking for a GTX 560 Ti that carries a good out of the box overclock, this is another great choice. It will be interesting to see if Gainward choose to attack the model a little harder and release a Goes Like Hell edition. The potential seems to be there, so we think there's a good chance. Only time will tell, though.
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- Page 2 [Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and 3DMark 11]
- Page 4 [3DMark Vantage]
- Page 5 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Street Fighter IV]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 15 [Benchmarks - PhysX Tests]
- Page 16 [Temperature Test]
- Page 17 [Sound Test]
- Page 18 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 19 [Total Performance Rating (TPR)]
- Page 20 [Total Value Rating (TVR)]
- Page 21 [Final Thoughts]
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