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Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti Super Overclock Review

By on April 6, 2011
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Super clocked, super fast, super quiet!

Good: Very high factory overclock, Further headroom for overclocking, Extremely cool, Quiet at factory settings
Bad: Does get slightly noisy when further overclocked
Price: AED 1,395
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

As with any other manufacturer, Gigabyte is out there amongst the first in the industry to launch specialized version of graphics cards. Such as the recently launched GV-N560SO-1GI, aka the GTX 560 Ti Super Overclock Edition.

What we have here is a regular sized GTX 560 Ti with a larger than normal heatsink and the famous Gigabyte Windforce “Anti-Turbulence” fans on top. While the fans move at fairly nominal sound level (not loud, but not whisper quite either), they most certainly keep the GTX 560 Ti extremely cool. This is especially impressive considering the factory overclocked speeds of 1000MHz on Core (up from 822MHz) and 4580MHz on Memory (up from 4008MHz).

The slightly inward angle of both the fans certainly gives the N560SO a slight advantage over the reference cooling design as well. The extra inclrease in clock speeds didn’t warrant an exponential increase in the minimum system requirements either, with the PSU required to be 500W and two 6-pin power connectors.

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