Reviews and Problems with EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked (01G-P3-1563-AR)
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Why so HOT and LOUD?
6 July 2012
Summary: I kinda like this card. For the money, I think its OK. Then again, for the money I feel most all cards are overpriced compared to the graphical performance they put out. My problem with this card is that is is LOUD when playing games (BF3) and it is like a heater making my room super hot. I feel like BF3 is stressing this card to the max, which is sad for $250.
Summary: This card will play most games maxed out, but it is very hot. when playing the witcher 2 it was running 90C+ with the fan on auto. When I maxed out the fan it was still running 79C. Although my house dosent have air conditioning I have very good ventilation on my case. I am going to half to spend another 50$ for an aftermarket cooler.If you get this card you will probably half to get a aftermarket cooler I recommend the getting the DS version.
Summary: I've had this card for a while now. Recently I upgraded my monitor to a 42inch TV. This card is not handling it well. The mini HDMI port did not work right and could not ever play 1080p correctly on the screen. I have it hooked up DVI to HDMI now and it fixed most of the problems but it is still not handling the bigger display. My screen jumps every once in a while while I'm gaming or even when its sitting there at the desktop.
Summary: I got this card specifically for Skyrim and Battlefield 3. For Skyrim is runs pretty smooth on maxed out everything, except slightly reduced AA for framerate sake. Battlefield 3 is another story. The game freezes constantly in Singleplayer and Multiplayer after a few minutes of play. Lowering graphics does not seem to help much to avoid these freezes that require CTRL ALT DELETE shutdown.
Summary: I bought this because of the rebate (and the card) and when I went to apply for the rebate, it says the offer for offer code EGA-12997 is only good from Oct 1 - 16th...I can't pick the 28th (when i placed my order) Is that the wrong code? Anyway, the card rocks. I, like AlexM, had a EVGA 260 Superclocked card, and while that card was awesome itself, I needed something DX11, and faster (with my q6600, could only play BF3 at medium settings and at 1650x10-something).
Summary: If budget is driving your build, this is a good card choice, but the 570 or 580 are probably more worthwhile in terms of performance particularly if CUDA technology is a concern. e.g. Video Rendering The 560 Ti runs at an impressive 900 mhz which is faster than the default 770 clock on the 580 card, but I find the 580 card (the MSI Lightning) can easily run at 1 Ghz clock which is faster than the 560 and additionally has more CUDA cores and thus greater performance.