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Old 02-01-11, 11:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: nV News GTX 560 Ti Review - EVGA SuperClocked

Testing Setup and Test Overview

The GTX 560 Ti was benchmarked using my machine, which uses an Intel Core i7 950 processor, Asus Sabertooth X58 motherboard, and 3x2GB DDR3-1600. The specs and clock settings are listed below
  • Intel Core i7 950 @ 4.025GHz (175x23)
  • Asus Sabertooth X58 Motherboard
  • 6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600 @ DDR3-1400 (9-9-9-24)
  • PC Power and Cooling 1kW Power Supply
  • Dell 2407WFP Monitor
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

The three cards benchmarked in this review consisted of an eVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked, an eVGA GTX470, and a XFX HD5870. The drivers and driver settings for each card are listed below.
  • eVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked
    • Forceware 266.56
    • Stock speeds, 900MHz GPU, 2106MHz Memory (4212MHz effective)
  • eVGA GTX470
    • Forceware 266.58
    • Stock speeds, 607MHz GPU, 1674MHz Memory (3348MHz effective)
  • XFX HD5870
    • Catalyst 11.1, AI Disabled
    • Stock speeds, 850MHz GPU, 2400MHz Memory (4800MHz effective)

The benchmark tests consisted of 5 games and 4 synthetic benchmarks. Each was run at two different settings to give gamers an idea of the performance at high and medium settings. All tests were run at 1920x1200 resolution and 32-bit color. Each test was conducted three times and results were averged before reported. The list below gives an overview of the tests conducted.

  • Metro 2033 (Benchmark Tool), DX11
    • Test A: Medium Quality, AAA, 4xAF, PhysX On, DOF Off, Tessellation On
    • Test B: Very High Quality, 4xMSAA, 16xAF, PhysX On, DOF On, Tessellation On
  • Resident Evil 5 (in game fixed benchmark), DX10
    • Test A: Medium Settings, No AA, Motion Blur On
    • Test B: High Settings, 8xAA, Motion Blur On
  • H.A.W.X. 2 (benchmark tool), DX11
    • Test A: Highest Settings, No AA, Tessellation off
    • Test B: Highest Settings, 8xAA, Tessellation On
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (time demo on Havana), DX9
    • Test A: No AA, No AF, Normal Texture Quality, Bilinear Texture Filtering
    • Test B: 8xAA, 16xAF, Extra Texture Quality, Trilinear Texture Filtering
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (First mission up to first cut scene), DX11
    • Test A: Medium Settings, 4xMSAA, 4xAF, HBAO Off
    • Test B: Highest Settings, 8xMSAA, 16xAF, HBAO On

Synthetic Benchmarks:
  • 3DMark Vantage
    • Performance preset
  • 3DMark11
    • Performance preset
    • Extreme preset
  • Heaven Benchmark v2.1, DX11
    • Test A: 4xAA, 4xAF, Medium Shaders, Normal Tessellation
    • Test B: 8xAA, 16xAF, High Shaders, Extreme Tessellation
  • Stone Giant, DX11
    • Test A: No tessellation
    • Test B: High tessellation

The tests were chosen to highlight the card’s abilities with different versions of DirectX, especially the card’s abilities with DirectX 11 and tessellation. Below is a picture of the card installed.

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