Aaah yea... Guru3D comin' right back at cha with another GeForce GTX 560 Ti review! A double whammy actually as we'll be testing not one but two rather special cards from the chika's at KFA2, the European version of Galaxy for those of you that didn't know.
Ehm, if we mention 'rather special' in the first paragraph already you betcha that these cards have a little sometin'-sometin' extra in store.
In the reference review you guys learned that NVIDIA has nothing to be ashamed about when it comes to the baseline performance of the GTX 560 Ti, the overclock potential however was really impressive. And AIB/AIC partners will realize that very much, you'll spot products clocked at core frequencies of 850, 900, 950 MHz and some of them will even brute force attack that upper threshold higher.
KFA2 submitted two cards, one focused at pure silence is the Galaxy GTX 560 Ti GC / KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 EX OC ANARCHY. A product that comes with a tiny overclock yet KFA2's own design TwinBlade dual 90mm silent fan cooler which offers 1.8x more cooling fin than the reference cooler. A cooling solution that is much more silent than the reference products and comes with a detachable design. Overclocking wise the card is factory clocked at 835 MHz on the primary graphics core, and the reference 4000 MHz on the gDDR5 memory (effective datarate). It's a card that is very overclockable.
The second card tested today is the GeForce GTX 560 White Edition aka KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 LTD OC White edition. Now you have seen it all, red PCBs, black PCBs, green PCBs, but what people do not know is that it is very expensive to make a white PCB. Galaxy & KFA2 figured frack it, let's do it anyway and as such they started designing this product.
It comes factory clocked at 950 MHz on the primary GPU core and 4400 MHz on the memory at default. The White edition is loaded with extras and features alright, first off that white PCB, then we spot 6+8-pin PEG power connectors to get some more juice flowing to the graphics card to feed its Digital PWM circuit (6 phase digital for GPU, 2 phase analog for memory).
Voltage regulation wise the board has been equipped with the Volterra VT1185M (main controller) + VT1157SF (integrated MOSFET + Driver), to allow heaps of current. Memory wise this card has 0.4 ns DDR5 memory (= 5000 MHz), spotted lately on Gigabyte products, KFA2 adds four NEC Proadlizers to clean up power, and comes with a Quad heat pipe copper base cooler topped with an aluminum cover.
Oh, you just got a semi didn't you? As always, have a quick peek and then head onwards into the review.
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