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Monday, 06 June 2011 13:19

Club3D GTX 560 CoolStream Edition reviewed

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: CoolStream strikes again



Nvidia launched its Geforce GTX 560 back on May 17th and Club3D instantly hopped aboard the GTX 560 train with two cards – GTX 560 CoolStream Edition and GTX 560 CoolStream OC Edition.

CoolStream design is not a novelty per se as Club3D used it before to provide adequate cooling. Club3D GTX 560 CoolStream Edition runs at reference clocks while the OC edition of course comes factory overclocked.

We were pleased with Club3D’s efforts in providing better cooling but at the same time, we were a bit disappointed to see a mere 20MHz overclock on the OC Edition. Our sample however was CoolStream Edition, which runs at 810MHz. The OC Edition runs 20MHz faster, meaning it’s clocked at 830MHz.

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Before we move onto our testing, let’s review the specs:

Geforce GTX 560 is based on the GF114 GPU, which comes with one shader cluster less than on Geforce GTX 560 Ti. However, by turning off one shader-cluster, the GTX 560 became almost identical to the GTX 460. Still, the latter is based on the older GF104 GPU with 336 shaders or CUDA processors, 32 ROPs, 56 TMUs and a 256-bit memory interface.

Thanks to design improvements, the GF114 allows for higher clocks than the GF104. Furthermore, the GTX 560 managed to retain the GTX 460’s consumption despite running 135MHz faster for the GPU and 400MHz (effectively) for the memory.

All this suggests that the Geforce GTX 560 is made to fill the gap between GTX 460 and GTX 560 Ti cards. As far as pricing goes, the GTX 560 goes for €150 whereas the GTX 560 Ti costs €20 more. The GTX 460 is currently priced at €125.

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All three of these Geforce cards are classified as so called gamers’ sweet spot, meaning that average budget gamers will love them. The optimum gaming resolution is 1680x1050, although 1920x1080 is possible as well depending on the game and detail settings.

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-2 #1 dan 2011-06-06 20:44
Hot, expensive, underpowered. Why buy any NV card when AMD's cards at the same price point wipe the floor with them??
 
 
0 #2 Drac 2011-06-07 12:25
Quoting dan:
Hot, expensive, underpowered. Why buy any amd card when NV's cards at the same price point wipe the floor with them??


FIXED!
why buy hot,badly made,with stupid hoover coolers,underpe rforming,with bad drivers who need constant patching amd card,when you can buy cheaper NV and wipe any amd card in same price category?
560Ti>6870,570>6950 (and even ofter 560Ti),580>amd have no answer to this.

As usualy DANamd n00b failed.
 
 
-1 #3 bro_fist 2011-06-07 12:49
Quoting dan:
Hot, expensive, underpowered.


Pics or it didn't happen.
 
 
+1 #4 Cartman 2011-06-07 14:38
@Drac with a lot anti-aliasing HD 6870 is better card then 560Ti, and uses less power and is cheaper, so your comment is worth shit...

I mean who play without anti-aliasing today?
 
 
0 #5 123s 2011-06-07 14:46
People with midclass cards :)

But with a 560Ti or 6870 its a waste not to use it ofc
 
 
0 #6 bardenck 2011-06-07 16:01
Quoting Cartman:
@Drac with a lot anti-aliasing HD 6870 is better card then 560Ti, and uses less power and is cheaper, so your comment is worth shit...

I mean who play without anti-aliasing today?


http://www.hwcompare.com/8890/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-6870/

http://www.fudzilla.com/reviews/item/22984-club3d-gtx-560-coolstream-edition-reviewed/22984-club3d-gtx-560-coolstream-edition-reviewed?start=7

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nvidia_asus_gtx560ti/6.htm

http://www.techspot.com/review/359-nvidia-geforce-gtx-560ti/page9.html

560ti is faster at any AA....did you mean to say gtx 560 NON TI? im sure you did.. ;-) oh i almost forgot...YOUR comment is worth shit!
 
 
0 #7 Cartman 2011-06-07 16:26
Ur an idiot metro is on aaa and stalker was on 4x if 4x is a lot to you then i dunno
If i lie then u check 4 yourself on same link u give me:

Scroll down to F1 with 8x AA

http://www.techspot.com/review/359-nvidia-geforce-gtx-560ti/page4.html
 
 
0 #8 bardenck 2011-06-07 16:28
Quoting Cartman:
Ur an idiot metro is on aaa and stalker was on 4x if 4x is a lot to you then i dunno
If i lie then u check 4 yourself on same link u give me:

Scroll down to F1 with 8x AA

http://www.techspot.com/review/359-nvidia-geforce-gtx-560ti/page4.html


it wins in every damn game tard! what else do you want to hear???? if they tested metro at msaa4x it would win that one also!!!
 
 
0 #9 123s 2011-06-07 16:33
Ti or non ti doesnt matter, they both suck for the price.
6870 is 150€ (even hawk :O) and faster than 560 for 155€

A 560 Ti starts at 190€, but there is a faster 6950 1GB for around 190€ too, makes 560 Ti irrelevant too.
 
 
0 #10 Cartman 2011-06-07 16:34
Codemasters F1 is with 8x AA in link above and 6870 smokes 560Ti as i see it
 

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