ECS GTX 560 vs Zotac GTX 560: Budget cards battle

By on June 26, 2011
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Battle for $200

Good: Factory overclocked cards perform better than stock GTX 560 Ti, Runs cool
Bad: Not as fast as competitors at stock speeds, Overclocked cards price comes close to GTX 560 Ti, SLI performance isn't worth the investment
Price: AED 800
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

For testing these cards our resident testbed was used which consists of an Intel Core i7-2600K, Kingston HyperX T1 4GB DDR3-2200MHz memory, Gigabyte P67A-UD7 motherboard, WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD with Windows 7 Ultimate running on it; all of which is powered by a Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Gold PSU. For comparisons I have used the a GTX 560 Ti, GTX 550 Ti, AMD HD 6870 and a HD 6850 all running at stock speeds. All benchmarks were run at a resolution of 1920 x 1200.

Well the highly overclocked Zotac GTX 560 AMP! Edition seems to be ruling the charts, despite the big brother’s presence. It’s interesting to see the stock ECS GTX 560 competing with both the HD 6850 and the HD 6870, dominating in some cases and being dominated in others.

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