Conclusion: The key aspect however is that NVIDIA is giving their partners plenty of flexibility in creating cards around this GPU and that has resulted in some very different products which each look to win over consumers.
So that brings us to value where most GTX 560 Ti's will start retailing at around £239, right in that gap between 560 Ti and GTX 570.
Summary: The Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 card we've tested is functionally almost identical to the GeForce GTX 570. More than anything, it's a bit of a temporary Christmas price cut on the 570. We're favorably inclined toward such things, and for as long as this card is available, nobody should buy a GTX 570. The Ti 560 448 is the same basic thing for less money.
We're also generally pleased with Zotac's rendition of this holiday special.
Excerpt: Today NVIDIA and its partners are announcing availability of a new graphics card that bridges the gap between the $230 GTX 560 Ti and the $330 GTX 570 currently on the market. The new card promises to offer performance right between those two units with a price to match but with a catch: it is a limited edition part with expected availability only through the next couple of months.
Conclusion: Needless to be said, GeForce GTX 470 owners won't be rushing to buy a new GTX 560 Ti in hopes of gaining a little performance. However, let's not forget the GTX 470 debuted less than a year ago for $350, so users that are more than a generation behind will receive a nice overall boost when picking a new mainstream graphics card. The GTX 560 Ti's price and performance makes sense when compared to the next step up, the GeForce GTX 570.
Excerpt: Just in time for the holiday buying season, NVIDIA is at the ready with a brand new graphics card. Sort of. Today, NVIDIA is announcing the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores. Some of you may be thinking, “Hey!
Pros: Good Performance, Competitive Pricing, PhysX and CUDA Support, DX11 Support
Cons: GTX 570 and Radeon HD 6970 Priced Only Slightly Higher, Limited Edition Release
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Plenty of overclocking headroom for enthusiasts!, Outperforms Radeon HD 5870 and 6950 video card, Great performance for ultra high-end games, Much lower power consumption vs GTX 470, Reduced heat output and cooling fan noise, Fan exhausts all heated air outside of case, Includes native HDMI audio/video output, Adds 32x CSAA post-processing detail, Supports dual-card SLI functionality, Adds GDDR5 Error Correcting Code (ECC)
Excerpt: Titanium. It’s a lightweight, yet relatively strong metal that conjures up images of sleek airplanes or powerful spacecraft. It’s used in a multitude of different machines and tools, from the Boeing 777 to surgical implants, where high tensile strength, low weight, and strong resistance to corrosion and high temperatures are desired.
Pros: Strong Performance, Cool and Quiet, PhysX and CUDA Support, Competitive Pricing, Highly Overclockable (1GHz card coming)
Cons: Requires Two Cards For Surround View, Trailed The 1GB 6950 in most DX11 titles