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  • NVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti Video Card Review
  • NVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti Video Card Review


    The Card Uncovered

    A good indicator of heat production is the size of the OEM cooler and to get a better look we'll have to remove the plastic shroud.  The shroud is held in place by six screws that when removed reveals a beefy, and yet elegant, heatsink array.
    The heatsink consists of three separate aluminum heatsinks. The main heatsink resembles a Intel CPU cooler with the addition of three heatpipes splitting off to opposite sides of the main heatsink.  The design is all inclusive and pulls heat away from the memory modules and the PWM circuitry.
    Once the heatsink comes off and you get the dirty naked picture of the GTX560Ti the first thing that pops to mind is "Wow that is a large chip." That has been the normal way of life for the Fermi architecture won't change anytime soon.   On the GTX560Ti you wil find a total of 8 GDDR5 memory modules as well with 4x64bit controllers to equal out a total 256-bit memory bus.
    External power for the GTX560Ti requires two six-pin PCI-E connectors with at the very least, a quality 500W power supply.  NVidia designed the card similarly to the GTX580/570 cards, but only requires four-phase power circuitry to run the GTX 560.  This should be more than enough to feed this card, even when overclocking it.