Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic review

A little card with a lot to offer

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As you can tell from the benchmark results the Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic is faster than its reference-designed brethren, but lacks the raw power of the Zotac GTX 560 Ti AMP! edition's extra 50MHz clock speed.

The Zotac card represents the same boost over the Palit card as that Sonic edition does over the reference design.

What isn't shown here though is the performance of the competing Radeon cards, especially at the high-end, tessellation-heavy DirectX 11 benchmarks. The Nvidia and AMD cards trade blows across most of the suite, but the dual-tessellation engines of the Cayman GPU gives it the edge in the likes of Heaven 2.0 and with Metro 2033's tessellated character models.

DirectX 11 tessellation performance

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DirectX 11 gaming performance

Palit geforce gtx 560 ti benchmarks

Palit geforce gtx 560 ti benchmarks

Palit geforce gtx 560 ti benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
Chipset ModelGTX 560 Ti
Chipset LineGeForce
Chipset SeriesGTX 500
Brand NamePalit
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width256 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
Number of VGA Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs2
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height112 mm
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Length188 mm
Memory Speed2100 MHz
Product ModelNE5X56TS1102
Product NameNE5X56TS1102 GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part NumberNE5X56TS1102
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Palit GeForce GTX560 Ti Sonic featuring blistering gaming performance that is 9% faster than non-OCed in DX10 and 4% in DX11, moreover, 32% faster than competition in the hottest title Lost Planet 2 and 19% higher in Far Cry 2. Combining the premium GTX gaming technologies such as NVIDIA Surround, 3D Vision, PhysX and SLI technology, Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic is the top choice for enthusiast gamers!

API SupportedDirectX 11.0, OpenCL, OpenGL 4.1, DirectCompute 5.0