Nvidia’s new Geforce GTX 560 Ti is slowly trickling onto the European market and several retailers are already listing the new board as available.
Prices start at €229 for Gigabyte’s GTX 560 Ti OC, but bear in mind that this is an overclocked card with non-reference cooling. It’s clocked at 900MHz, 78MHz higher than the reference 822MHz and the memory runs at 4200MHz. This is an impressive overclock, but the really good news is that reference boards should end up even cheaper.
The rehashed GF104 core, dubbed GF114 now packs 384 shaders, 64 texture units and max consumption is rated at 180W. This is 20W higher than the GTX 460, yet 20W lower than AMD’s HD 6950.
Speaking of AMD, new 1GB HD 6950 have also started appearing in stores and their priced rather close to the new GTX 560 Ti. However, it appears that Nvidia will try to keep the GTX 560 Ti cheaper than the 1GB Cayman, while AMD will probably try to keep up, which if fine by us.
We will post more GTX 560 Ti info as we get it and we might have a preview rather soon. Sadly it appears our delivery people are either snowed in or off snowboarding in the Austrian Alps.