Although it turned out to be just a console port and not a fully-fledged PC title, Crysis 2 is nonetheless one of the most expected games of this year, and to celebrate its launch EVGA has announced a special edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti that comes bundled with Crytek's latest title as well as with some nice extras.
The card is actually called the EVGA
GeForce GTX 560 Ti – Maximum Graphics Edition and, besides the Crysis 2 game, it also packs some game memorabilia, including a Crysis 2 poster, and a black T-shirt.
As for the card itself, this seems to use the same cooling solution that comes standard with all EVGA's GTX 560 graphics solutions, but its shroud has now been fitted with a new design that uses a Crysis 2 theme.
On the inside, the card features 4-phase GPU power, an eight layer printed circuit board as well as an improved cooling system that packs three heatpipes as well as memory and VRM heatsinks.
All these changes should allow for better overclocking and to underline this fact, EVGA chose to clock its card just as high as its GTX 560 Ti Superclocked
model, as it features a 900MHz core and 1053MHz memory (4212MHz effective).
To put things in perspective, the stock version of the GTX 560 has its core clocked at 822MHz while the memory runs at 1002Mhz (4008MHz data rate).
The GeForce GTX 560 Ti
is based on the GF114 core and it packs 384 CUDA cores, 64 texturing units, 32 ROP units as well as 1GB of GDDR5 video buffer connected to the GPU via a 256-bit wide memory bus.
Pricing has been set at $299.99, which is just 40$ higher than the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked. Considering that the DVD version of the game will set you back at least $52.22
, I would call this more than a decent deal.