ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP (ENGTX560) Graphic Card Review

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP (ENGTX560) Graphic Card Review

The Card

Here’s some photos of the beauty.

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP (ENGTX560) Graphic Card Review

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP (ENGTX560) Graphic Card Review

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP (ENGTX560) Graphic Card Review

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP (ENGTX560) Graphic Card Review

Test Setup

The computer setup used for this review.

ProcessorIntel Core i5-2500K @ 4.2 Ghz
RAMKingston Value RAM 4GB 1333
MotherboardMSI P67A-GD65
CoolerIntel stock cooler
Monitor20″ Dell Ultra-sharp Wide-screen LCD
Power SupplyVantec Ion2 520w
Operating SystemWindows 7 32bit
Driver VersionnVidia GeForce 275.33

Below is the GPU-Z for the card.

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP (ENGTX560) Graphic Card Review

The Performance

Crysis

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 560 Ti32.75
ASUS GTX 58045.73
ASUS HD 695039.72
Leadtek GTX 46024.22

Mafia II

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ Full HD

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 560 Ti38.2
ASUS GTX 58041.1
ASUS HD 695018
Leadtek GTX 46034

Lost Planet 2

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ Full HD

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 560 Ti40.8
ASUS GTX 58055.6

Alien Vs Predator

Graphic Detail : Default setting @ Full HD

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 560 Ti54.3
ASUS GTX 58073

*The Radeon HD 6950 cards fail badly with Physx enabled. When Physx disabled, it goes to 58.4 fps.

Furmark

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ Full HD

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 560 Ti74
ASUS GTX 580103
ASUS HD 695054
Leadtek GTX 46064

Unigine Heaven 2.0

Graphic Detail : Full HD, 4xAA, 16xAF, Tesselation at NORMAL.

CardAverage
ASUS GTX 560 Ti40.5
ASUS GTX 58054.6
ASUS HD 695046.3
Leadtek GTX 46031.8

Operating Temperature

Furmark was used for graphic card stressing.

CardIdle (°C)Load (°C)Stress (°C)
ASUS GTX 560 Ti336777

Readings were taken when ambient temperature was around 25°C.

– Load, Furmark was run for 1 minute at Full HD with 4xAA.
– Stress, Furmark was run under the Stress Test mode for 5 minutes.

Conclusion

Cards with the nVidia GTX 560 Ti GPU are really of great value, same could be said about this Asus product. The custom cooler kept the temperature below 70c. Remember that the 77c was on Furmark’s stress test but in actual gaming, I doubt the temperatures would even touch 67c constantly.

While the GTX 560 TI cards are generally about RM 150 – 200 more than the GTX 550 Ti cards, they’re actually of better value for money. The GTX 550 Ti doesn’t even overtake my GTX 460’s performance at 1680×1050 but here seen on Full HD tests, the GTX 560 Ti is clearly ahead of the GTX 460.

I would whole-heartedly recommend the GTX 460 if you want things cheap (assuming you still can locate one) however if you can just wait for a bit, save up for the GTX 560 Ti card. 🙂

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