Monday, October 24th 2011

LeadTek Announces WinFast GTX 560 Ti Hurricane Graphics Card

Leadtek Research Inc., known globally for its extreme visual graphics technology, added the new WinFast GTX 560 Ti Hurricane graphics card to the Fermi II generation family for enthusiasts. It features dual 90 mm fans, two 8 mm cooper heat-pipes, a large copper base and many fan fins equipped behind the GeForce Fermi 114 chipset, which can reduce temperature more effectively than the standard version containing only two 6 mm cooper heat-pipes from the chipset manufacture. This not only means improvements in the thermal solution but also in noise emission. Only 21 dB is measured during idle time, and even during peak time, it is just 43 dB. Leadtek will release more dual fan design graphics cards, naming them “Hurricane”, to highlight these features.

The WinFast GTX 560 Ti Hurricane is based on the new GF114 silicon, and features a 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface and core clock speeds of 822 MHz. Its graphics card power is lower than GTX 570, only 175 watts, which gives it faster performance than competitors. The WinFast GTX 560 Ti Hurricane fully supports and exploits the features of Microsoft Windows 7, GPU-accelerated tessellation of DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.0 designed for ultra high performance in the new API's key graphics feature. PhysX technology enables a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce. It offers support for NVIDIA 3D Vision, bringing a fully immersive stereoscopic 3D experience to PCs. The WinFast GTX 560 Ti Hurricane graphics card with CUDA technology features new high-speed 32x anti-aliasing, which smoothes the edges for top-notch visual quality.

This model is equipped with a 2-way SLI in addition to two DVI-I connectors and one mini-HDMI connector. It also needs two 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors. Moreover, with the native HDMI connector and 7.1 LPCM audio channeled through a PCI-Express interface, gamers enjoy a high definition audio experience with no extra SPDIF cable needed.
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21 Comments on LeadTek Announces WinFast GTX 560 Ti Hurricane Graphics Card

#1
micropage7
nice blue cover
double fans is new standard for vga now
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#2
mediasorcerer
funky looking card!! i really like the twin fan look on gpu,s i have to say,not to mention the probable cooling benefits too,

twin fans make perfect sense to me, they would look gr8 in sli i bet too.
cheers for the news.;)
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#3
HossHuge
Ya, I like the blue as well. In the second pic it looks like the shroud is a metallic tin material. That would be sweet and wouldn't it help to dissipate some of the heat?
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#4
mstenholm
My old 260 "is" 21 dB as well, at 6 meters. Please be more accurate. A weighted I assume, 1 meter, 2 meters, inside a case? When I hear the name Hurricane I think- noise. Poor press release.
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#6
Jack Doph
Is it just me, or are both camps simply recycling lesser cards for greater profit?
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#7
micropage7
by: HossHuge
Ya, I like the blue as well. In the second pic it looks like the shroud is a metallic tin material. That would be sweet and wouldn't it help to dissipate some of the heat?

like KFA?
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#8
RejZoR
by: DarkOCean
"even during peak time, it is just 43 dB" isn't that loud since the reference one is only 32db at 1m?http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti/26.html
It doesn't really matter much imo. I have the 6950 TwinFrozr III (very similar cooler) and i have fixed my fan speed at just 30%. It still heats up to 80°C during heavy gaming with FSAA but other than that it never goes beyond that. So i have a very silent card that's within thermal specs. I think you could do the same with this GeForce, considering it has very similar cooler.
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#9
Darkleoco
Just out of curiosity why do so many people make a big deal out of the noise?? I have a CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler and 2 6950 Twin Frozr II and I actually have my fan speeds up so that at around 50 C they are running at 100 % and even then the noise is nothing to even notice :/
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#10
mstenholm
by: Darkleoco
Just out of curiosity why do so many people make a big deal out of the noise?? I have a CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler and 2 6950 Twin Frozr II and I actually have my fan speeds up so that at around 50 C they are running at 100 % and even then the noise is nothing to even notice :/
Not all are gaming with head sets. Some like me like to have no/little noise when I work on my PC.
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RejZoR
by: Darkleoco
Just out of curiosity why do so many people make a big deal out of the noise?? I have a CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler and 2 6950 Twin Frozr II and I actually have my fan speeds up so that at around 50 C they are running at 100 % and even then the noise is nothing to even notice :/
Trust me, when you have as silent system as i have, any fluctuation in GPU fan speed is noticeable and annoying. Not so much in the heat of a battle, but if you're playing games like Deus Ex where you don't have explosions screaming up your face constantly and you even have talking parts with pauses of silence, noise does get annoying. Plus you get into the infinite noise cycle. You shut up the CPU and you notice GPU fan is noisy. You shut that up and you notice that case fans are the noisiest thing now. You shut that up and you notice PSU fan is now the noisiest thing. Then i made a compromise where it's stil audible a bit but cools enough to keep it within normal levels (meaning 70-80°C). The stock Lian li fans that came with the case are a bit noisy. Mostly because of dust filters and by itself. They'll eventually get replaced by Noiseblockers...

It also helps a lot if fans don't have RPM fluctuations. It's much easier to listen to constant bzzzzzzzzzzzzz than listening to bzzzzzzzzzz w000000000 wooooooo wr0000000 woooooo bzzzzzzzzzzzzz etc. I don't know what moron does the cooling profiles on GFX cards but 99% of the time they are total garbage. I'm no sound engineer but i know that that's just plain rubbish. I'm also no thermal engineer, yet i know profiles can be done better because i re-adjust them myself all the time. Fan speed could easily be set to a constant 20% or 30% up to 80°C. At which point you can make a direct slope up to 100°C and 100% speed.
On coolers like the one above here and the ones used on TwinFrozr's usually never even reach 80°C. At least in my case it never did. So it's always dead silent except in very rare occasions when something does go wrong and the heat shots up above 80°C at which point fan will quickly cool it down. My TwinFrozr III was driving me insane in Deus Ex:HR because it was spinning the damn fan to insane speeds for no apparent reason even with Silent profile selected. Specifically in dialogs where it was the most annoying. Just to keep temperature down. At 60°C !? Rubbish. I have it fixed at 30% now using CCC (MSI Afterburner is broken crap) and it works perfectly fine. It's just recommended to have well ventilated case, that's all. And i don't have case fans cranked up, they work at low RPM just as well.
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#12
blibba
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#13
mediasorcerer
by: HossHuge
Ya, I like the blue as well. In the second pic it looks like the shroud is a metallic tin material. That would be sweet and wouldn't it help to dissipate some of the heat?
i have been thinking the same thing,why wouldnt metal be used,like pressed metal or formed etc,? why isnt the shroud incorporated into the heatsink,? i used to cast in aluminium and bronze and i often think id like to cast the shroud on my gpu into aluminium just for the hell of it,it would look good buffed too,or anodized/electroplated etc
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#14
mediasorcerer
by: RejZoR
It doesn't really matter much imo. I have the 6950 TwinFrozr III (very similar cooler) and i have fixed my fan speed at just 30%. It still heats up to 80°C during heavy gaming with FSAA but other than that it never goes beyond that. So i have a very silent card that's within thermal specs. I think you could do the same with this GeForce, considering it has very similar cooler.
are you sure that running it at that temp wont lessen the lifespan eventually?
you probably know more than me about it anyway but it struck me as unusual thing to do,

i cant get my gpu to go above 55c-60c no matter what i throw at it,so far anyway.
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#16
KashunatoR
who cares? we want gtx 680 like yesterday!!!
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#17
RejZoR
by: mediasorcerer
are you sure that running it at that temp wont lessen the lifespan eventually?
you probably know more than me about it anyway but it struck me as unusual thing to do,

i cant get my gpu to go above 55c-60c no matter what i throw at it,so far anyway.
Lessen lifespan to what? 5 years instead of 10 ? It's most likely i won't have it anymore after 3 years...
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#18
[H]@RD5TUFF
Really like the design any word on US availibility?
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#19
Jarman
@ Jstn7477

I had a Leadtek geforce 440TI (last i heard of them too!).

Curiously the caps blew on that as well....only card ive ever had fail.
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#20
alexapi32
This card is (at least in my country) is 20e cheaper than what other manufacturers offer. I'm not entirely convinced in the build quality of it.
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#21
Jarman
purely from personal experiences, I wouldn't buy from them again
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