NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Versus AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GBTue, Jan 25, 2011 - 12:00 AM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU Overclocking
A performance analysis of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti video card wouldn’t be complete without some overclocking results, so we got in touch with our friends over at EVGA and they said the latest build of their EVGA Precision software would work on the GeForce GTX 560 Ti reference card.
Using the EVGA Precision software utility for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card is one of the easiest ways to overclock a video card and since we have only had the GTX 560 Ti for a few days it was perfect.
The highest overclock that we could get on the GeForce GTX 560 Ti reference card was 960MHz on the core, 1920MHz on the shaders and 1175MHz on the 1024MB of GDDR5 memory. This overclock was 100% stable on games and the synthetic benchmarks like 3DMark Vantage. We gamed on this setting for a few hours and feel safe to call it 100% stable.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Graphics Card at 823MHz/1645MHz/1002MHz:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Graphics Card at 960MHz/1920MHz/1175MHz:
We saw 3DMark Vantage go up from X9538 to X11030, which is a 15.6% or 1492 3DMark jump in performance! Let’s see what it does in real games.
The jump from 823MHz to 960MHz on the GeForce GTX 560 Ti core clock helped boost performance by 17.2% in AvP at a resolution of 1920×1200. We’ll take a 15-17% performance increase from overclocking any day! If you throw a little extra voltage at this card you’ll likely get a better overclock. We were able to run the card at 1GHz on some benchmarks, but sadly our reference card wouldn’t run at those speeds with full stability and we had to back it down to 960MHz to make it rock solid.