- Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 20.3 x 7 cm ; 1.4 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
- Item model number: ZT-50301-10M
- ASIN: B004KPLS7U
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Feb. 28 2011
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #482,469 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
ZOTAC nVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/Displayport PCI-Express Video Card
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- Chipset: GeForce GTX560 Ti, Engine Clock: 822 MHz, Video Memory: 1GB DDR5, Memory Clock: 4000 MHz and Memory Interface: 256-bit
- Bus: PCI-Express 2.0 x16 , RAMDAC: 400 MHz , Stream Processors: 384 , Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600 , Connectors: Dual DVI; HDMI; Displayport
- Thermal: Fansink , Support Microsoft Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 , Support nVidia Unified Architecture
- Support nVidia 3D Vision Surround ready , Support nVidia 2-way SLI ready Technology , Support nVidia PhysX Technology , Support nVidia CUDA Technology
- Support nVidia PureVideo HD technology , Support HDMI xvYCC Color and DeepColor Technology , Support HDCP - High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection , Support Microsoft DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1
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Experience Microsoft DirectX 11 technology the right way with the high-performance ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card with hardware tessellation technology. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti renders the latest games with stunning clarity and detail for an unmatched visual adventure. GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Core Cloc: k 822 MHz. Core Processors: 384 Stream Processors. Shader Clock: 1645 MHz. Memory Size: 1GB. Memory Type: GDDR5. Memory Interface: 256-bit. Memory Clock: 4000 MHz. DVI: 2. Dual-Link DVI Supported: Yes. HDM: I 1 x HDMI 1.4a w/audio. DisplayPor: t 1. Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600. Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x 16 (Compatible with 1.1). Cooler Type: Fan (Dual Slot). SLI Supported: Yes. Recommended PSU Wattage: 450-Watt. DirectX: DirectX 11. HDCP Ready: Yes. RAMDAC: 400 MHz. Dimensions 4.376in x 9.3in - 111.15mm x 236.22mm. Package Contents. 1 x DVI-to-VGA adapter. 2 x Dual MOLEX to 6-pin PCIe power adapter. 1 x Driver Disk. 1 x ZOTAC Boost Premium software bundle. 1 x User manual.
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Performance talk: I was running an Intel quad core CPU Q8300 with this card and lets just say it didn't cut it! No graphics card ALONE can power the physics in awesome games like Starcraft II, black ops, assasins creed, Deus X battlefield, so so etc AT FULL SETTINGS with 1080p resolution... I upgraded to an intel i7 950 processor with hyper threading and now I can run all of my games at full power with this Zotac 560 ti without overclocking. Average FPS on starcraft II at Ultra and extreme settings and 1080p resolution are around 100 fps. When in high mineral senarios or mini games it will bump down to maybe 40 fps if the game has 1000 units going crazy at the same time which rarely happens. With black ops I run full settings and average 80-110 fps consistently with no heat issues.
Temp: My temperatures range from 52 C when idle to a max of 65 C when I am running into high powered games. I see a user that gave this card 3 stars is having overheating issues... I don't see how it's possible unless he got a bad heat sink on delivery.
Fan Noise: Slight fan noise on my card which I can't notice anymore (I have had the card for 3 weeks) it's possible the ball bearing fan needs a little break in time but like I said I don't even notice it anymore and this is probably the reason I am giving it a 4 out of 5 star rating.
Warranty: I did get a warranty for 2 years from the seller which gave me piece of mind when buying a gfx card worth over 200 bucks.
Conclusion: I ranked this card at four stars because it is a high powered card that will be boss enough for any game I run in 2011 and 2012 at max settings and will do the job for keeping me at the top of my game "hardware wise." There are a few cards out there with more power and I don't see a need to pay more money for more power that won't improve my gaming experience at all. This card is the right power for the right price.
At this moment, it is priced $20 less than other offerings, and the overclocked edition (called amp in zotac) is priced at just $5 more than this card, with the same game and displayport.
Packaging was nice, it arrived perfectly ok, and mounting was easy. Make sure you have two pci power plugs (6 pins), and a decent PSU. Mine had them so i didn't use the molex converters.
The zotac firestorm overclock utility concerns me a bit with no limits as to what i can input, but i have only used it for monitoring temperature so far. In idle, I get around 37C, and playing, around 60.
I just love playing in 1920*1080 with everything to the max now :) the 560 ti is a good chipset and this is a great value implementation.
The Zotac GTX560 Ti uses a non-reference PCB design and is the shortest, smallest GTX560 Ti I've seen. This makes it easy to install. Chances are it won't block off any SATA ports on your motherboard like some longer cards might. The PCIe power connectors are top-mounted on this card which can help in smaller cases, although makes for uglier cable management in large cases. Functionally, the Zotac GTX560 Ti works like any nVidia-based graphics card. You install the card, install the nVidia driver and you're done (just don't use the driver on the disk--go to nVidia's site to get the latest driver with improved support for the latest games!)
I experienced no issues running this in SLI with an EVGA GTX560 Ti, which was a relief.
So it works fine [SEE EDIT BELOW, DOES NOT WORK FINE]. Then why did I take two stars off my review? Because the cooler is *awful!* It's tiny, whiny, and in SLI mode I've measured temperatures up to 96C, which is barely in spec for the card and probably not healthy for long-term use. I wouldn't be surprised to see this card burn out after a few months at these temperatures. Unfortunately, since the card uses a non-reference design, it is probably risky to try using one of the few aftermarket coolers available for the GTX 560 Ti, all of which have been qualified for reference designs.
Also, if you want warranty service, you need to make sure to register your card very quickly after purchasing. The warranty is otherwise reasonable, allowing for aftermarket cooler installation, assuming you don't physically damage the card in the process.
I would only recommend this card if you needed a GTX560 Ti that supports DisplayPort. There are better designs for the GTX560 Ti (the reference cooler is much better), and there are plenty of Displayport-capable cards in this performance class based on AMD GPUs. But this is not a bad card, it's just not great.
[EDIT - October 12 2011]
After owning this card for a while, I noticed that when it hits 95C, game performance starts to hitch and stutter considerably, almost like it is partially shutting down. This caused games to become nearly unplayable after twenty minutes or so. The issue went away after installing an aftermarket cooler (Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus II) which brought the temperatures down considerably. In order to install the new heatsink I needed to *physically remove* the upper DVI port because of a clearance issue. This was a last resort decision that completely voided any warranty, but it ended up working well. Reference-designed GTX 560 Ti's will not have this issue because of the port layout.
Keep in mind that ambient temperatures in my case are not excessive. As someone mentioned in the comments, the card seems to be using more GPU voltage than other GTX 560 Ti designs, which could account for the ridiculous temperatures.
At this point, I would not recommend this video card to anyone for any reason. Without aftermarket cooling, it runs at such a high temperature that it starts to glitch out. I only give it two stars because I was able to get it working properly after physically modifying it.