Graphics Cards Guide
Introducing the Cards
The Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti White Edition
Galaxy has always made some of the most outrageous graphics cards. Previously, they distinguished themselves from the competition by having an unique “flip-fan” cooler, with which users can easily lift the fan up for easy cleaning. Now and as its name suggests, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti White Edition is grabbing attention with its white PCB.
Honestly, it’s not really pure white, more like off-white or cream, nevertheless, the unusual PCB color of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti White Edition is striking. The card also uses a more traditional looking cooler with a quad heat pipe design, rather than the “flip-fan” ones seen on previous cards, and it also comes factory overclocked at a very aggressive 950MHz at the core, 1900MHz at the shaders, and 4400MHz DDR at the memory. Lastly, because of the rare white PCB, the card is limited to only 1000 units worldwide.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Super Overclock
On paper, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Super Overclock is probably the most impressive. Thanks to features such as 'cherry-picked' GPUs and Gigabyte’ Ultra Durable VGA+ suite of high quality components such as 2 oz copper PCB, Japanese-made solid capacitors, and NEC proadlizers for better current capacity, Gigabyte is able to get the card running at an amazing 1000MHz at the core, 2000MHz at the shaders and 4580MHz DDR at the memory - the highest of any custom GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards currently in the market.
On top of the impressive clock speeds, the card also gets Gigabyte’s highly effective Windforce 2x custom cooler, which has dual fans and specially angled heatsink arrays that Gigabyte claims to reduce air turbulence thus allowing greater and smoother airflow.
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II OC
The MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II OC follows MSI’s tried-and-tested recipe for a customized overclocked card and that is Military Class II components, featuring solid state capacitors, ferrite core chokes and Hi-C Caps, and MSI’s very own Twin Frozr II cooler. This combination has served MSI well in the past, and we are expecting more of the same today.
In terms of clock speeds, the MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II OC is the most modest, coming in at 880MHz at the score, 1760MHz at the shaders and 4200MHz DDR at the memory. Admittedly, it’s a bit conservative considering the clock speeds of both the Galaxy and Gigabyte card, but the MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II OC should still be significantly quicker than a reference card.