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Florian B.

Florian B.

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Best bang for the buck

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: This us a great card. When nvidia created the 560ti they created a card that fits in the sweet spot of price and performance. After the 560ti you start to have diminishing returns on the price increases. Before you really are overcharged for performance. As to this card specifically, it is great that it comes factory overclocked at no additional price. The OC is not massive but an improvement on which you can still build but even here evga have found the exact spot where any more overclock has a diminishing return vs. Temperature and power consumption.

Cons: The only con is the fan noise issue. The stock fan can handle the OC well enough so I can see why evga left it the way it is. But when running this card in SLI or a small/mid sized case the heat can be an issue. And the fan noise above 60% is fairly loud. Personally I am running it in an antec 1200 case so I never reall have heat problems. But I used evga precision to test noise of the fan to write a comprehensive review. With good cooling this will not be a problem though. I know there are roughly egual cards from other manufacturers that have better cooling set ups but in the end I still find evga's life time warenty and the quality of evga products the best around. And the slightly higher price I think is justified.

Overall Review: This is a good card. Proof is that I just bought another after 3I months to SLI because I liked it so much. There really is no need to get two for most games but I do a lot graphical work where I like to place some of the strain on the GPU and not just the CPU.

11/29/2011