NVIDIA launched the first GTX 560 Ti on January 25 2011. This GTX 560 Ti had (and still has) 384 shader cores and was based on the GF114 GPU. Today, NVIDIA launched a new GeForce, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores. This new GTX 560 Ti is not based on the GF144 but on the GF110, the GPU behind the GTX 580 and GTX 570. A full GF110 has 512 shader cores. A group of 32 shader cores forms a SM or Streaming Multiprocessor. A full GF110 has then 512/32 = 16SMs. The new GTX 560 Ti has 448 cores or 14 SMs (GTX 580: 512 cores/16SMs and GTX 570: 480 cores and 15SMs). This GTX 560 Ti 448 cores is then the little brother of the GF110 family. Welcome!
Question: What product does the GTX 560 Ti with 448 Cores replace?
The GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores does not replace any product. It is a limited edition graphics card that sits between the GTX 560 Ti and GTX 570.
Question: Why is the “GTX 560 Ti” designation used for this product instead of “565” or “570 LE”?
The designation is meant to reflect the fact that this is not an addition to our 500 series line-up, but rather a limited edition product.
Question: How does the 560 Ti 448 cores compare in performance to the regular GTX 560 Ti? What about the GTX 570?
The 560 Ti with 448 cores sits between the GTX 560 Ti and the GTX 570. The GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores is ~10-15% faster than a 560 Ti. The GTX 570 is ~5% faster than the GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores.
Question: Can you SLI the GTX 560 Ti with 448 Cores with a regular GTX 560 Ti?
No, the GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores has a different core count and frame buffer size.
Sure, the name GTX 560 Ti sucks a bit for a card based on the GF110 GPU… Anyway, according to NVIDIA, it’s a limited edition, just in time for Xmas 2011! What’s more, this GTX 560 Ti 448 cores 56 texture units 40 ROPs will only be sold in USA and Europe. Nor cards in Asia or Australia… Reason: limited edition!
The reference clock speed of the GTX 560 Ti 448 cores is 732MHz while the 1280MB of GDDR5 memory are clocked at 950MHz real speed or 1900MHz DDR speed or 3800MHz effective speed (QDR).
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 cores main specifications:
– GPU: GF110 @ 732MHz, 40nm
– Memory: 1280 MB GDDR5 @ 3800MHz, 320-bit
– ROPs: 40
– Texture units: 56
– SLI: 3-way
– TDP: 210W
– Power connectors: two 6-pin
– Price: US $290
Here is selection of some good reviews about the GTX 560 Ti 448 cores 56 texture units and 40 ROPs:
- NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti w/448 Cores: GTX 570 On A Budget @ AnandTech
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Limited Edition Graphics Card Review @ PC Perspective
- ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores 1280 MB @ TPU
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core GPU Review @ HotHardware
Some GTX 560 Ti 448 cores:
Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 cores
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 cores
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 cores