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Something that we don't normally discuss in reviews is a new video card metric called power-per-watt. As many of you know, going fast usually means you need to generate some heat. Let's face it, the Fermi core is extremely hot for the performance it delivered. The 500 series cards were designed to lower the power envelope and become extremely efficient with the power the cards consume. This not only lowers the power requirements under peak load, but also reduces overall noise related to cooling. Needless to say, the GTX560 Ti is not a loud card even while overclocking with the fan turned up to the max.
Performance was exceptional with the GTX 560 Ti, especially when it comes to high resolution gaming where the ultra high end cards rule. In fact, the only thing that could make this a perfect mid-range enthusiast part is the ability to do more than dual card SLI. Granted, most mid-level gamers are concentrating on getting the best performance for their money there is a select few who like to push the limits, and would rather not spend too much doing it.
Fully DirectX 11 capable
Lower power usage
Excellent power per watt
Very good cooling system
Lots of overclocking potential
Internal exhaust venting