MSI GTX560-Ti OC SLI Review

AvP and Crysis Warhead

MSI GTX560-Ti OC SLI Review

Alien vs Predator

Away from the synthetic and onto gaming the GTX560-Ti SLI performs very well. AvP is very heavy with lighting effects and yet the GTX560-Ti SLI is right up there with the GTX590 and miles ahead of the GTX580. The AMD cards are where we'd expect them to be when price is taken into account with the much cheaper HD6870 CF being 10 FPS or so behind and the much more expensive HD6970 CF setup 10 FPS or so ahead.


Crysis Warhead

With Crysis we have something slightly different in our graph. When testing twin-GPUs or very high-end single cards we always use the highest possible settings and here the GTX560-Ti SLI was, as you can see, a jerky unplayable mess. 35FPS average seems okay but that 2 FPS minimum happened way too often to be playable.

However if you leave everything on Enthusiast but drop the AA from 16xQ to 8xQ, suddenly it all springs to life and gives an exceptionally smooth experience right at the 60 FPS mark with no noticable loss of image quality.

Obviously it's a black mark against the GTX560-Ti SLI because everything else on test was nowhere near as bad at 16xQ, but it shows that even a tiny reduction in video settings can give an enormous performance boost.

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Most Recent Comments

03-05-2011, 08:54:46

very informative

shows that a single (duo) gtx590 is the way to go... £/fpsQuote

03-05-2011, 09:27:39

My review withdrawal systems are cured, thanks, Bryan

So for £400 a whole £150+ less than a 590/6990 you can get similar performance, not bad if you ask me. Sacrificing some AA in one game shouldn't really put you off and anyone with an AMD card can only have up to a maximum of 8x AA anyway.

If you have the money for a 590 that would ideally be the better option in the long run but if you are on a budget SLI MSI 560 TI's is a pretty damn good alternative.


03-05-2011, 09:37:36

No tinkering with overclocks?Quote

03-05-2011, 09:53:03

Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post

very informative

shows that a single (duo) gtx590 is the way to go... £/fps
Maybe, but don't forget that two 570's in SLI aren't listed in the bench results and there are many on the forums that speculate that they would be a better alternative to a 590. If your not looking for a single slot solution that is.

Originally Posted by SieB View Post

My review withdrawal systems are cured, thanks, Bryan

03-05-2011, 22:42:43

One is enough for 98% of games out there, but who would say No to two of them , good review but I'm missing video.Quote

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