We will be evaluating the Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti Phantom using our X58 test system which has the following specifications:
Since we’ve already established the performance of the GeForcE GTX 560 Ti in our earlier review along with a few other custom edition cards, we've decided to cutback on the number of tests for this card rather than running the usual suite of benchmarking tests. As such, we'll be testing only 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 11, Crysis Warhead, Far Cry 2, Hawx 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2. These games will give us a good idea of the card’s performance.
Key comparisons here will obviously be between the Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti Phantom and the reference card. We are not expecting the Gainward card to be much quicker, considering the mild increases in clock speeds, but we do hope to see substantial improvements in terms of cooling efficiency and also quietness of operation. We have also included results of the ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP to see if the Gainward card can run cooler.
The full list of cards and driver versions tested:
The list of benchmarks used: