This card works extremely well with an I5 processor and will let the user play games on the max settings with no problems and should for at least another year or two. The card can be bought cheap now and would be well worth it because it displays the graphics perfectly with no hiccups such as crashes or flickers.
The card is easily installed and has a built in geforce dashboard that acts a bit like Steam and makes it easier to open games and even update them.
This card dissipates heat exceptionally well as the two fans run and like practically every card you can adjust the speed they go at. Even at about half of the maximum speed it still does a fantastic job at keeping the case freezing cold even after six hours of constant use at playing games on the highest settings.
The card has two rather large fans that would make you think that it would make a lot of noise but surprisingly it is extremely quiet but does keep the entire computer at a very cold rate.
The card is kind of a large size so you should probably make sure that you have a large enough case for the card to fit in. This would most likely only be a problem if you have a rather old and small card in your computer as compared to the newer ones you will see a great difference in size.
In conclusion this is a very good card for the price and you would not go far wrong with it if you are upgrading.
Purchased this little gem from Scan at a bargain £139.99. Once you open the packaging, you get the usual CD, SLI bridge but PNY threw in TWO vga/dvi converter which was very nice of them. The 1GB version is quite probably the best one to get as its in a good price range and is more than adequate for some serious gaming.
Perhaps I should take a step back and talk about installation. The card is quite big so you do need a roomy case and its a dual slot cooling solution to boot - so ensure that you have enough space to plug it in. Installation is pretty simple as it clips into the PCi-E slot and can be secured with screws or screwless case solution.
Once the drivers installed you are ready to load up some games and give it a twirl. First thing you will notice is that there is a bit of a whirr when the computer is switched on. The fan just picks up RPM but then settles down when Windows loads up (I think its a driver issue).
What sort of games and resolutions can you expect? Well the latest Modern Warfare 3 and Bad Company 3 can be played with Maxed AA and AF at 1920x1080 faultlessly. For those who don't like jargon - this means the card is very capable of playing these games with ease.
If you like recording videos or streaming this is also a very good performer. Expect recording full HD videos using Bandicam at 60fps (capped).
The card does become somewhat audible when stressed but that is probably to be expected. It does however maintain good 70degree operational temperatures so thats pretty good too.
Definitely a good christmas present for yourself or a gamer in the family.
Upgrading your pc can be a bit of a nightmare. So many parts, and the GPU is one of the most expensive and vital parts of the pc to replace or upgrade.
So you need to ask yourself a question, what are you buying the PC for? Gaming? Office work? Family work?
If you answered gaming then read on ...
The GTX 560 Ti is the upgraded, titanium version of the 560. This version of the card is faster, features more cores and comes outfitted with 1 Gig of Vram. The card is price in the midle of the range - more expensive and more powerful than the venerable GTX 460 but below the GTX580 and the current king of graphics the double GPU monster the GTX 590.
So what do you get with the GTX 560 Ti?
1/ You get a very good looking card, that isn't too long compared to some of the other higher specced offerings, or even some of the lower specced ATI Radeons.
2/ You get a lot of horsepower for your buck, this card is probably in the sweet spot for the power/price ratio right now - It'll handle most games on there highest settings with a high resolution. We're talking serious power here 60 FPS on the latest games at 1080p. For a certain Battlefield 3 this game most likely won't run it at 60 fps on ultra, but it'll come close to it on high, and for several hundred pounds under the GTX 580, what more could you want?
Moving on, you're gonna need a decent PSU for this unit - I would recommend a 600W power supply from a good name brand such as Corsair. Why spend this much money when your not gonna give it the juice?
It does come with a mini HDMI port and not full fledged HDMI - so you might have to buy an adaptor to fit it into your standard sized cable. It does come with two DVI ports though - so for most monitors the HDMI problem shouldn't be an issue.
At the end of the day if you're reading this review your probably in the market for a good GPU to power the latest games, this card will do it and more for the next few years at least.
I got this card because I got a good deal off a friend who deals in GPU's.
Firstly the GTX 560 is a great card, runs brilliantly for the price and is probably the choice for a card that's bang for buck.
The latest games run brilliantly on this at 1650x1050 which is what i run it at, but i'm sure it'll run just as well at 1080p.
Just about all games run at full settings at full resolution.
This card currently beats it's ATI counterpart in my opinion and looks brilliant in the case.
My only problem with this card that it isn't the best GTX 560 on the market.
You are probably better getting a gigabyte card, or possibly the OC'ed one which you can get cheaper off ebuyer/scan.
Also this card has a mini HDMI not a full HDMI, which will involve buying an adapter to attach a HDMI cable to it.
Also it doesn't have a VGA slot so an adapter would be needed to attach a VGA only monitor to it, but it isn't a negative as a DVI port is a better solution.
Thanks for reading :)