ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores 1280 MB

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores 1280 MB

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Introduction



With the all-important winter shopping season around the corner, NVIDIA wants to fortify its "Sweet Spot" segment. This segment consists of graphics cards with good price-performance ratios, that gamers making far-sighted buying decisions end up choosing. Presenting the all-new GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 CUDA cores. GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores will not be available worldwide, according to NVIDIA the regions are USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Russia and the Nordics.

The current GeForce GTX 560 Ti has achieved a good price-performance equation with prices well under US $250 and improvements in performance thanks to mature drivers; but a vacuum has been created between it and the GeForce GTX 570, that is about $100 costlier, and classifies as high-end. NVIDIA maxed out the number of CUDA cores that can be activated on the GF114 silicon (384), adding more memory won't help it much, and will instead drive up power draw because the memory bus width is maxed out as well. The only option left is carving out a new SKU using the GF110 silicon.



ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core graphics card is based on their current GTX 570, which uses the company's distinctive cooler. We tested three GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores cards today - ZOTAC's card offers the highest clock speed out of the box: 765 MHz, which should give the card a healthy performance boost in our benchmarks. Price-wise the card is also the cheapest, coming at the NVIDIA MSRP of $289, whereas other cards tested today are $299.



The GF110 graphics processor has 512 CUDA cores, the GeForce GTX 580 has all those cores, 1536 MB of memory, and the full 384-bit GDDR5 memory bus enabled. The GeForce GTX 570 has 480 CUDA cores enabled, 1280 MB of memory, and the memory bus width is lowered to 320-bit. Without tinkering with the memory bus or clock speeds, NVIDIA carved out the new GTX 560 Ti by setting an active CUDA core count of 448.

The new GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 CUDA cores essentially has the same core configuration as the previous-generation GeForce GTX 470, except that it's based on a new silicon that's far superior in terms of energy-efficiency and thermal characteristics, and that it has higher clock speeds.

ZOTAC GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Market Segment Analysis
 Radeon
HD 6850
Radeon
HD 6870
GeForce
GTX 560
GeForce
GTX 560 Ti
GeForce GTX 560
Ti 448 Cores
ZOTAC GTX 560
Ti 448 Cores
Radeon
HD 6950
GeForce
GTX 570
Radeon
HD 6970
GeForce
GTX 580
Shader Units960112033638444844814084801536512
ROPs32323232404032403248
Graphics ProcessorBartsBartsGF114GF114GF110GF110CaymanGF110CaymanGF110
Transistors1700M1700M1950M1950M3000M3000M2640M3000M2640M3000M
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1280 MB1280 MB2048 MB1280 MB2048 MB1536 MB
Memory Bus Width256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit320 bit320 bit256 bit320 bit256 bit384 bit
Core Clock775 MHz900 MHz810 MHz823 MHz732 MHz765 MHz800 MHz732 MHz880 MHz772 MHz
Memory Clock1000 MHz1050 MHz1002 MHz1002 MHz950 MHz950 MHz1250 MHz950 MHz1375 MHz1002 MHz
Price$145$160$180$220$290$290$230$330$330$480
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