15-Sep-11 // French Magazine PC Assemblage awards Club 3D GeForce GTX 560 CoolStream OC Edition
The card that we received now is GeForce GTX560 OC CoolStream from Club 3D. With a GPU running at 830 MHz and 1GB memory (GDDR-5) with 4104 MHz, it has undergone a slight factory overclocking. Remember that a GeForce GTX560 CoolStream Super OC is more powerful as its GPU is clocked at 900 MHz.
Differently from different brands. Unlike models such as the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, or even the GeForce GTX570 and 580, the
GeForce GTX 560 is very discreet on its Cooling system . On this point, NVidia still lets partners choose for themselves which cooler they use. From those there are sometimes very good custom cooling solutions
The Club 3D GTX 560 Coolstream OC Edition is equipped with a large aluminum radiator, whose base has two copper heat pipes. The evacuation of hot air is provided by a central fan with a diameter 80 mm. Finally, everything is hidden in a black plastic shell, which shows the slogan "CoolStream Overclocked " A good point to mention is
that the presence of a aluminum radiator on the power stage, sometimes is absent on a number of cards from the competition.
In practice, noise is acceptable, although the cooling is noisier than the reference GeForce GTX 560, this gap is acceptable. Club3D could have made the system less audible, since the card produces very little heat. Indeed, there is only 69 ° maximum, fully loaded in Far Cry 2.
Relative performance: Close the the GeForce GTX 560 TI
AN ATTRACTIVE SOLUTION
Here is a real solution to the equivalent Radeon HD 6870. Display performance close enough to the version "Ti" the GeForce GTX 560 offers in addition a good capacity for overclocking, ensuring increased performance if necessary. Within minutes, it is possible to exceed the performance the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, without penalty. Even better, some manufacturers will use the frequency range indicated by Nvidia to leave the heavily overclocked cards. No doubt some of these models factory overclocked will be more performing then a GeForce GTX 560 Ti Standard. This is more or less, what Club 3D is doing, offer the the card with a cooling system that performs well and factory overclocked. Speaking of the Club3D card, it turns out to be a good purchase and excellent in all areas. While efficient, the system cooling system is slighly loud, when it could be quieter. It is possible that other cards could do better on this point, but for the rest, it has no real complaints.
- Good performance
- Consumption reasonable
- Cooling system performance (temperature)
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