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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 14:00

Gainward GTX 560 Phantom reviewed - 3. A closer look at GTX 560 Phantom

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Where did the 'Ti' go? 


 

Gainward GTX 560 Phantom is almost 19cm long and it sports high performance Phantom series cooler.

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Gainward's new card is 2.5 slots wide whereas the reference card is two slots wide.

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Phantom cooler comes with 4 heatpipes and two 80mm fans. The fans are placed inside the large heatsink so a glance at the card would suggest that the card is passively cooled.

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 The fans are very quiet so we guess there would be no harm in assuming that.

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As far as video outs go, Gainward decided to go with one dual link DVI, HDMI and VGA out. Note that only two video outs can be used simultaneously.

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Reference GTX 560 card comes with two dual-link DVIs and a mini HDMI connector so if you're keen on using the standard HDMI, you'll need the mini-HDMI-to-HDMI adapter.

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GTX 560 comes with one SLI connector. This means you can combine up to two GTX 560 cards in SLI mode for improved performance or image quality settings.

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The card has two 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors.

The Gainward Geforce GTX 560 Phantom uses 1024 MB video memory. The chips used are K4G10325FE-HC04 parts from Samsung. They are specified to run at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz GDDR5 effective).

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OnSemi's NCP5395T is a cost-effective voltage regulator. It does not offer I2C voltage control, but VID based control is available through API in NVIDIA's driver.

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