EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Video Card ReviewThu, Jan 05, 2012 - 12:00 AM
A Closer Look at the 560 Ti 2Win
The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win has a single SLI bridge on the card
that allows for Quad-SLI setups if one wants to buy two of these cards.
This card out of the box is already in an dual-card SLI setup, although
when you first install it you have to go into the NVIDIA control panel
and enable multi-gpu performance mode. EVGA accomplishes single card SLI
by using a two GF114 GPU’s that are connected with the NVIDIA NF200
bridge chip. The NF200 has been around for some time, so it’s reliable
and is capable of providing each GPU with a full PCIe x16 connection to
each other and then a single PCIe x16 connection to the rest of the
Since the EVGA GeForce 560 Ti 2Win has two GPUs on it there are four
display outputs available on the graphics card. You have three
dual-link DVI-I outputs and a mini-HDMI 1.4 output. EVGA does include
the adapter to go from mini-HDMI-to-HDMI and another to go from
DVI-to-VGA in the bundle included with the card. The nice thing about
this video card is that you can run four monitors off it at the same
time and you can run NVIDIA 3D Surround on three monitors with just this
The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win has two 8-pin PCIe connectors along
the top edge of the card and both need to be used. EVGA recommends a 700
Watt power supply with a minimum of 50 Amps on the +12V rail for proper
operation of a single card. This is a rather significant recommendation
for a power supply, so make sure your power supply meets these
requirements if you plan on ordering one of these cards.
With the plastic fan shroud removed we can see that each NVIDIA GF114
GPU is cooled individually by an aluminum heatsink, with each one
having a pair of heatpipes that connect to a set of thinner cooling fins
in the middle of the card.
Here is a better look at the one of the GPU coolers that gives you a
better look at the heatpipes and two different fin configurations.
EVGA uses three 75mm cooling fans across the front of the card. When
you look at the card it looks like they just stuck as many fans on the
card as they could, but we noticed that EVGA is using two totally
different fans for this configuration. The two outer fans are 11-blade
hydraulic bearing fans made by AVC and are model DASA0815R2U. The middle
fan is an 11-blade slide bearing brushless fan made by Power Logic and
is model number PLD08010S12HH.