Super clocked, super fast, super quiet!
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.