nVidia GTX560 Ti Review
Published: 25th January 2011 | Source: nVidia | Price: £199 @ Aria |
By virtue of its reference nature the GTX560 is fairly plain to look at. One of the things we like straight away is the central placing of the cooling fan which always makes more sense to us than shoved up one end.
There is a bit of brilliance even on this reference design. Something that's very hard to photograph but hopefully you get the idea. Anyway the main bit of the shroud is concave to help maximise air intake on a single card and also, and this is the genius bit, in an SLI system.
These 'smaller' cards are always popular as a great value gaming solution but naturally being sandwiched together you get a reduction in the airflow around the top card. Which is also the one that does most of the work and gets hottest with the age old 'heat rises' problem.
At the business ends of the GTX560 all is as you'd expect to find. Twin PCIe 6pin power and twin DVI side alongside a mini-HDMI.
Under the cooler we can see it's a far cry from the standard "lump of copper" as we have plenty of fins and heat-pipes to keep things frosty. Hopefully this should allow us to have a nice choice between heat and overclocking.
Speaking of overclocking, onwards Macduff.