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Friday, 28 October 2011 08:24

Point of View / TGT GTX 560 2GB Beast reviewed - 2. A closer look at GTX 560 2GB Beast

Written by Sanjin Rados


Review: Great performance, less great pricing

GTX 560 2048MB Beast’s full name is TGT-560-A1-2-BST. The company used a black PCB and black dual slot cooling, which isn’t very different from the reference design. The cooler is efficient and the card will have no problems with overheating. 




As you can see from the picture, the card has three video connectors. Beside the dual-link DVI and VGA outs, there’s also a standard HDMI one (mini HDMI is a common feature on GTX 560 cards with two DVI connectors).






A metal rail spans the entire length of the card and while it helps with heat dissipation, it also makes the card taller. 




The Geforce GTX 560 has a single SLI connector, which means that you can daisy chain two GTX 560 cards for some nice SLI performance boost.



The GTX 560 2GB Beast is powered via two 6-pin connectors.



Although the power connectors are at the end of the card, the card itself is quite short and connecting power cables will not be a drag, not even in smaller cases.

The memory is cooled by fan air only, which we realized after we took off the plastic shroud.





The PCB seems very tidy. The memory is on the GPU side of the PCB. We’re talking about GDDR5 memory chips made by Hynix (the model number H5GQ2H24MFR T2C). They are specified to run at 1250MHz (5000 MHz GDDR5 effective).





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