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Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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Posted January 25, 2011 by Jake in Video Cards

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Introduction

When the behemoth Nvidia GTX 580 launched, we found it to be a very impressive card, having corrected the power, heat, and noise problems that plagued its GTX 480 predecessor. Then not long ago came the GTX 570, lowering the performance and price a notch while managing to hold off AMD’s flagship 6970. And now Nvidia is looking to continue their success with today’s launch of the GTX 560 Ti, bringing performance to the masses.

The GTX 560 Ti is the latest in the Fermi lineup, and while it can be viewed as the successor to the popular GTX 460, it’s a big jump up on the performance ladder by comparison, and consequently does come with a bit heftier price tag as well at $249 for the reference design. However, this is a good bit cheaper than the Radeon 6950, and it seems the card is positioned between that and the 6870.

One of the interesting things about the launch of the GTX 560 Ti is there will be several models available from Nvidia partners simultaneously. So consumers will have the choice of various cooling options, overclocked speeds, and even a few other goodies such as voltage tweaking or application bundles tossed in for good measure. In fact, today’s launch is like Christmas all over again if you’re in the market for a new graphics card.

With some strong gaming performance and very impressive overclocking headroom under the hood, the only question remaining is: just how fast is the GTX 560 Ti?

Let’s find out.

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