ASUS GTX560 TOP Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

ASUS GTX560 TOP Review

Test Setup

Forceware 275.20
Gigabyte Z68X UD5 B3
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.4 GHz
4GB Kingston Genesis 2133 MHz
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro
Windows 7 64 Bit SP1


With the standard voltage we managed to get the GTX560 TOP up to a healthy 977 MHz before it cried enough. However the benefit of the ASUS Voltage Tweak BIOS is that it's very easy to add a little boost to the GPU vCore and with an extra 0.05v bump it pushed up to 1011 MHz. Not bad going at all.

ASUS GTX560 TOP Review Default Clock     ASUS GTX560 TOP Review Overclocking


Of course speeds are pointless if the card is a cooker, but like the rest of the GF110 range of cards the GTX560 isn't a great heat-producer. Even better the Direct-CU II cooler is outstanding at remaining cool and quiet. Even with the extremely strenuous Unigine Heaven Benchmark suite running it didn't get its feathers ruffled at all.

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Most Recent Comments

17-05-2011, 13:12:57

Ah, so this is the new 560, not to be confused with the 560 TI, not that that should be confusing in any way

*begins to read*Quote

17-05-2011, 13:54:42

Good card, I just found a 560 DirectCU II for £167.99 but the MSI Twin Frozer II 560ti is only £175.99, personalty I would go with the ti.

Nvidia have done the same thing as they did with the 450 and the 550, they have just made another version of an already existing card.

It's not really a bad thing but first we had the Nvidia 550 and AMD 6790 releases which apart from the water cooled version of the 6790 are no better than cards that only cost a few quid more and I feel like this is the same thing all over again. Saying that though there is also the normal DirectCU version of the 560 for only £155 so that is not to bad, still, it would have been nice to see a new card slightly better than the 560ti rather than one slightly less better.Quote

17-05-2011, 13:56:44

what form factor is this (length being the most important - as she says!) ??

and where can i get one of these babies from?Quote

17-05-2011, 13:59:33



~175 quidQuote

17-05-2011, 14:14:53

This card is essentially a rehashed GTX460 with a few optimizations made for DX11.Quote

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