A wide array of GTX 560 Ti card designs have popped up from Nvidia's partners. In this feature, we will be looking at Palit's GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GTX 560 Ti Sonic.

IMG 7194 Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic & GTX 560 Ti Review

Sometime back we reviewed Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 Ti, successor to the GTX 460. The GTX 560 Ti is positioned below the GTX 570, and competes with AMD's HD6870. Palit has sent us both its vanilla GTX 560 Ti as well as a factory overclocked 'Sonic' edition.

IMG 7171 Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic & GTX 560 Ti Review

The Sonic card gets a ~10% core/shader overclock, and a ~5% memory overclock – hardly the most adventurous speeds we've seen. Hopefully our own overclocking efforts will yield better results. Both cards come with a two year warranty.

  AMD Radeon HD 6950 AMD Radeon HD 6870 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Stream Processors 1408 1120 480 384 336
Texture Units 88 56 60 64 56
ROPs 32 32 40 32 32
Core Clock 800MHz 900MHz 732MHz 822MHz 900MHz 675MHz
Shader Clock 800MHz 900MHz 1464MHz 1644MHz 1800Mhz 1350MHz
Memory Clock 1250MHz 1050MHz 950MHz 1002MHz 1050Mhz 900MHz
Memory Configuration 2048MB GDDR5, 256-bit 1024MB GDDR5, 256-bit

1536MB GDDR5, 320-bit

1024MB GDDR5, 256-bit 1024MB GDDR5, 256-bit
Transistor Count 2.64 billion 1.7 billion 3 billion 1.95 billion 1.95 billion
Manufacturing Process TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm TSMC 40nm
TDP 200W 151W 220W 170W 160W