EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Video Card ReviewThu, Jan 05, 2012 - 12:00 AM
EVGA Creates a Dual GPU Monster
EVGA is all about enthusiasts and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win video card (02G-P3-1569-KR) that the company recently released is an example of what happens when you think outside the box and can create something from scratch. What makes this video card so different is that EVGA took two mainstream NVIDIA GF114 ‘Fermi’ GPU’s and placed them onto a single PCB. They didn’t stop there though as they overclocked the GPU core clock from 822 MHz to 850MHz for good measure. The end result a very unique $519.99 video card that delivers more performance than the top-of-the-line NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 video cards that cost up to $619.99 for air cooled versions. Yes, the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win should be able to out perform the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified Ultra video card, which is odd when you think about it. Why would EVGA offer such a card? Wouldn’t they be hurting revenues? As with any product there are pros and cons, so let’s dive into this card and see what it is all about.
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win (02G-P3-1569-KR) Specifications:
- Core Clock: 850MHz
- Memory Clock: 4008MHz Effective
- Shader Clock: 1700MHz
- CUDA Cores 768
- Buy Type: PCI-E 2.0
- Memory: 2048GB GDDR5
- Memory Bit Width: 512-Bit
- Memory Bandwidth: 256.6 GB/s
- Texture Fill Rate: 108.8 GT/s
For starters the EVGA GeForce graphics card sports a black color scheme with a hint of orange that helps give it an aggressive look. The PCB of
the card measures 11.5″ in length and stands at 4.0″ in height.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 2Win is a dual-slot graphics card with three 75mm fans across the front of it. Notice that due to all the video connectors that most of the hot air isn’t exhaust and will be blown back into the PC case.
Turning the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win video card over we see that the card doesn’t have a back plate or any GPU cooler support brackets. We do see half of the Hynix GDDR5 memory IC’s that make up the cards 2GB of memory that operates on a pair of 256-bit buses. The Hynix GDDR5 memory IC’s on this card run at 1002 MHz and are part number H5GQ1H24BFR T2C. These memory chips work at a voltage of 1.6V and have a rated frequency of 5500MHz. Since this cards effective rate is 4008 MHz there should be plenty of room left in these Hynix memory chips to overclock.