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.

Processor Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.2 Ghz
RAM Kingston Value RAM 4GB 1333
Motherboard MSI P67A-GD65
Cooler Intel stock cooler
Monitor 20″ Dell Ultra-sharp Wide-screen LCD
Power Supply Vantec Ion2 520w
Operating System Windows 7 32bit
Driver Version nVidia 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

Card Average
ASUS GTX 560 Ti 32.75
ASUS GTX 580 45.73
ASUS HD 6950 39.72
Leadtek GTX 460 24.22

Mafia II

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ Full HD

Card Average
ASUS GTX 560 Ti 38.2
ASUS GTX 580 41.1
ASUS HD 6950 18
Leadtek GTX 460 34

Lost Planet 2

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ Full HD

Card Average
ASUS GTX 560 Ti 40.8
ASUS GTX 580 55.6

Alien Vs Predator

Graphic Detail : Default setting @ Full HD

Card Average
ASUS GTX 560 Ti 54.3
ASUS GTX 580 73

*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

Card Average
ASUS GTX 560 Ti 74
ASUS GTX 580 103
ASUS HD 6950 54
Leadtek GTX 460 64

Unigine Heaven 2.0

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

Card Average
ASUS GTX 560 Ti 40.5
ASUS GTX 580 54.6
ASUS HD 6950 46.3
Leadtek GTX 460 31.8

Operating Temperature

Furmark was used for graphic card stressing.

Card Idle (°C) Load (°C) Stress (°C)
ASUS GTX 560 Ti 33 67 77

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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