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Friday, 16 September 2011 09:12

Gainward GTX 560 2GB reviewed - 3. A closer look at GTX 560 2GB

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: GTX560 1GB vs GTX560 2GB

 

The reference GTX 560’s dual slot cooling has already proven its worth and it should take care of GTX 560 cards quite nicely, as well as remain quiet while doing so. Gainward still decided to offer a single high-performance cooler with a 9cm GR9 fan. Gainward uses identical cooling for its GTX 560 Golden Sample card.

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Gainward GTX 560 2048MB is about 20cm long.



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Gainward's GTX 560 2048MB card is two slots wide whereas the Gainward's GTX 560 Phantom card is 2.5 slots wide (we reviewed the Phantom here). As far as video outs go, Gainward decided to go with two dual link DVIs, HDMI and VGA out. Note that only two video outs can be used simultaneously. 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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The card has two 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors.
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The fan is placed inside the large plastic frame.

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Gainward didn’t use heatpipes in this cooler and, as you can see, the aluminum heatsink leans directly on the GPU. The memory is passively cooled.

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The memory chips used are K4G10325FE-HC04 parts from Samsung. They are specified to run at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz GDDR5 effective). 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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This Geforce GTX 560 uses 2048 MB video memory, and memory chips are placed on both sides of the card.


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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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