NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Versus AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GBTue, Jan 25, 2011 - 12:00 AM
A Closer Look At The GeForce GTX560 Ti
The PCB on the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti video card measures 9.0 inches in length
and the card stands at 4.376 inches tall. The card is a dual-slot cooling design for maximum cooling performance.
Flipping the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti video card video card over we
don’t find too
many interesting things. Notice that along the top edge of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti that one SLI
connector is placed on the card. This means that SLI and 3D Vision
Surround configurations are supported, but it will not be able to run
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti video card requires a 500 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 30 Amps on the +12 volt rail. It also requires that the power supply has two 6-pin PCI Express power connectors for proper connection. It should be noted that
the NVIDIA minimum system power requirement based is based on a PC
configured with an Intel Core i7 3.2GHz CPU. If you want to run
SLI we are not sure the exact specifications, but an educated guess
would say that a 550 Watt or greater power supply would be needed.
In this picture you can see the center mounted 75mm fan that NVIDIA is
using to keep the GTX560 Ti cool. Notice that the cooling fan used on the GeForce GTX 560 Ti extends past the plastic housing. We were told it was designed this
way to help pull in cooler air from outside the fan shroud. This is a
very interesting design and not one that we have seen on any reference
card in the past decade. Under the 75mm
cooling fan, NVIDIA is using a radial curved bifurcated fin heatsink
design with three heat-pipes to keep the card nice and cool.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti GDDR5 graphics card has a pair of
dual-link DVI-I outputs along with a mini-HDMI output header. The NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 560 Ti features enhanced audio support over HDMI; this
includes bitstreaming support for both Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master
Audio over HDMI.
Here is a closer look at GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Top) compared to a GeForce GTX 460 1GB (Bottom). If you recall at the start of this page we told you the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is 9″ in PCB length. The GeForce GTX 460 was just 8.25″ long. We were told by NVIDIA that they increased the length of the PCB to have a cleaner PCB layout and in order to fit a better GPU cooler on the card as the TDP is higher on this new card.