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Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:57

Gainward GTX 560 Ti Phantom 1GB tested - 2. A closer look at ...

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Powerful and Silent


Gainward GTX 560 Ti Phantom is almost 19cm long, compared to the reference 22,9cm (9 inches). However, Gainward’s card is wider – Phantom cooling is 2.5 slots wide whereas the reference card is two slots wide.
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Phantom cooler comes with 4 heatpipes and two 80mm fans. The fans are placed inside the large heatsink so a glance at the card would suggest that the card is passively cooled. The fans are very quiet so we guess there would be no harm in assuming that.

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As far as video outs go, we have here the classic Gainward’s Quattro-ports design, i.e. two dual link DVIs, HDMI and VGA out. Note that only two video outs can be used simultaneously. Nvidia included an HDMI sound device within the GPU, so there is no need for connecting the card to your motherboard’s/soundcard’s SPDIF out to get audio and video via HDMI.

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GTX 560 TI comes with one SLI connector. This means you can combine up to two GTX 560 Ti cards in SLI mode for improved performance or image quality settings.

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The Gainward Geforce GTX 560 Ti Phantom uses 1024 MB video memory. The chips used are K4G10325FE-HC04 parts from Samsung. They are specified to run at 1250 MHz (5000 MHz GDDR5 effective).



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OnSemi's NCP5395T is a cost-effective voltage regulator. It does not offer I2C voltage control, but a VID based control is available through API in NVIDIA's driver.

 

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The card has two 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors.



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The GTX 560 Ti Phantom’s packaging is similar to that of GTX 580 Phantom cards, only smaller. As you can see from the picture below, the larger box (GTX 580) says Phantom 3, meaning three fans. Our GTX 560 Ti Phantom comes with two fans.

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