Aah yes, after testing several GTX 560 Ti cards here in the Guru3D trenches the conclusions on these GTX 560 boards tend to get a little repetitive, but again we like what we tested alright. In general, you can play any modern game up-to say a monitor resolution of 1920x1200 combined with 4x Anti-aliasing and 16x Anisotropic Filtering. Power consumption isn't really an issue either, consuming roughly 180 Watts when it's stressed badly in a game. Mind you these are peak levels, the average power consumption will tell another story. Add features like 3D capability, CUDA and PhysX. Then overall you'll notice that the GTX 560 Ti series really does offer a lot.
Let's break down the two cards tested, first the KFA2 GTX560 EX OC Anarchy. What a sweet little card this is. Though the cooling is made for one thing, good cooling performance versus low noise levels, that's where this card kicks ass big-time. You will not hear it whatsoever. For a product with OC in the name, we had hoped to see a faster factory GPU clock though, an increase of 13 MHz over the reference product on the GPU core is not what justifies a product to be named OC. However -- and I do say this very specifically, the actual overclock potential is really good. You will easily pass 900 MHz, and 950 is a possibility if you apply a little more RPM on the cooler. It is a very tweakable, silent and sexy product that comes with all the bells and whistles you require from a modern age graphics card purchase.
The KFA2 GTX 560 LTD OC White edition then. Again, something really impressive. I can't even remember how long it has been since a manufacturer released a product with a white PCB. The bottom line there is that it is a very expensive process to get that PCB all white. As such, this card will be a limited edition, perhaps merely a thousand will be made and distributed. However, just a white PCB is not enough to make you guys spend more money, and that's where KFA2/Galaxy went a little bazerk, they added faster memory, NEC Proadlizers, a more advanced power circuitry, a better aluminum shell cooler and then topped the product off with a grand factory overclock. KFA2 will put this product in the market clocked at 950 MHz and a memory clock (effective) of 4400 MHz, and then there is still a little left to tweak out yourself. Once all software starts supporting voltage regulation, that's where things will even more extreme.
Well, it should be no surprise that once again we can recommend this product very much. The white PCB design is fantastic to see, but most of all it is a sturdy and impressive product, the performance is just really good and the tweakability definitely appealing. Just don't pay more than say 279 EUR for this card, otherwise the GTX 570 would be a more logical choice in weaponry.
Two big thumbs up to KFA2 and Galaxy, these are certainly very impressive products highly worthy of a Top Pick recommendation from Guru3D.com
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