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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Versus AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:49 am

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Versus Radeon HD 6950 1GB

This morning the video card market got a little more crowded as NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 560 Ti and AMD released a variant of the Radeon HD 6950 with 1GB of memory on it. Over the past week we've had a chance to test both of these cards that are aimed at the gamer that has around $250 to spend. Read on to see how both of these cards perform on our Intel Core i7-970 test system!


The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 uses the GF104 core and NVIDIA took that core back to the drawing board and improved it the best they could. They were able to unlock all the cores on the chip now that they tweaked it, so the CUDA cores went up from 336 on the GTX 460 to 384 on the GTX 580. NVIDIA was also able to increase the clock speeds used on the GeForce GTX 560 Ti since the core was better designed. The graphics clock has gone from 675MHz up to 882MHz! The CUDA cores that used to run at 1350MHz now are greater in number and running at 1645MHz. Even the 1GB GDDR5 memory got bumped up to 1002MHz from 900MHz! All these extra CUDA cores and higher clock speeds did increase the board's maximum power draw to 170W, but that is just 10W higher than the GTX 460.

Article Title: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Versus AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1533/1/
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Versus AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB

Postby jnanster » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:59 am

Great review Apo
Little sucker actually played Metro at 19x12.
Impressive card.
ga-z77-dh3 (great & cheap O/C'er from Gigabyte)
i2600k/16 gigs Kingson 1600 (OC'ed to 4.5Ghz)
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 + (lapped, smok'in deal, 38C idle, 65C loaded)
MSI GTX 660ti Power Edition
Antec 900 case (quiet)

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