It seems that Gigabyte is not the only company with new graphics adapters up its sleeve, as EVGA has made some silent releases of its own, with one model being a new version of NVIDIA's GTX 560 mainstream card.
The thing with graphics adapters is that they are more appealing to consumers the newer they are, like every other piece of consumer hardware.
Granted, the level of performance, power consumption and noise they produce are the main things users look at when deciding on a purchase, but the freshness factor contributes to the final choice as well. EVGA
, like all other hardware makers that have NVIDIA-powered video adapters
on sale, has had GeForce GTX 560 boards out and about for quite some time.
Now, the same company figured it was high time it launched another, although it took liberties with the clock speeds and the cooler.
The card is called GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked and will be easily recognized by its two-fan, aluminum cooler.
It is the heatpipes, the heatsink and those spinners that allowed EVGA to safely drive the clock speeds so much higher than the stock solution allowed.
For those that do not remember, the NVIDIA GTX 560 has GPU, shader (384 CUDA cores) and memory clocks of 822 MHz, 1,645 MHz and 4,008 MHz, respectively.
This newer adapter swapped those numbers for 900 MHz, 1,800 MHz and 4,212 MHz, respectively.
Needless to say, the adapter retains all of its features, like PhysX, CUDA, PureVideo HD and SLI (for multi-GPU setups).
All in all, this reiteration of the strongest mainstream 500 series card that the Santa Clara, California-based company has features a memory bandwidth of 134.8 GB/s (the 1 GB of GDDR% VRAM ahs an interface of 256 bits).
Finally, dual-DVI ports exist, along with a mini HDMI 1.4a, and users can already order it
, provided they are willing to part with $219.