NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti unveiled: up to 46% faster than Radeon HD 6950

NVIDIA is obviously particularly proud of its new GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU – it suggests it "pwns the gamer's sweet spot" in the press release – and at first glance the Fermi-based video card does have plenty going for it. Eight tessellation engines, a total of 384 CUDA cores, DirectX 11 support and a 52.5 billion/sec texture fill rate add up to a card 33-percent faster than the GeForce GTX 460 and up to 65-percent faster than AMD's Radeon HD 6870.

In fact, NVIDIA reckons the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is up to 46-percent faster than the significantly more expensive AMD Radeon HD 6950, something we can't see their rivals being particularly pleased about. That's at the core 822MHz clock speed, too; NVIDIA expects some manufacturers to overclock the GTX 560 Ti to 1GHz for even more performance.

There's also 3D Vision and NVIDIA Surround support, PhysX, Realtime Ray Tracing and, as standard, a pair of Dual-Link DVI ports and a Mini DisplayPort output. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti will start showing up in cards from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and more from today, priced at around $249.

Press Release:

The New NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU Pwns the Gamer's Sweet Spot

With 8 tessellation engines delivering a stunning amount of performance for today's newest DX11 games, the GTX 560 Ti brings a new level of performance to PC gaming platforms, and well as super quiet acoustics and support for 3D Vision, PhysX, and SLI technologies, advanced features provided only by NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs.

SANTA CLARA, CA — (Marketwire) — 01/25/2011 — Last summer, NVIDIA astounded gamers with the introduction of the GeForce® GTX 460 GPU, which editors called "an incredible value"(i). Flash forward 5 months later, and NVIDIA is set to do it again with the immediate availability of the new GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU. With average performance that is 33% faster(ii), overclocking headroom that is off the charts, and a performance per watt that puts competitive products to shame, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is further proof as to why GeForce GTX GPUs are favored by PC gamers worldwide.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is the newest addition of the Company's "Fermi" line of consumer GPUs that were designed to deliver stunning DirectX 11 (DX11) performance for PC gaming platforms. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti brings a new level of DX11 price/performance to the performance PC gaming market while maintaining super quiet acoustics and minimal power requirements.

Like all NVIDIA "DX11 Done Right" GPUs, the GTX 560 Ti delivers the world's fastest performance for DX11 games in its class. When compared to the closest competitive product, the GTX 560 Ti is up to 65 percent faster(iii) in today's newest DX11 tessellated games, and 30 percent faster(iv) in previous-generation DX9 and DX10 games. With a superior design that includes a default graphics core clocked to 822MHz, 8 tessellation engines and 384 CUDA cores that were architected for next-generation DX11 games, the GTX 560 Ti is even up to 46% faster(v) than the competition's product offerings that cost upwards of 20% more!

"The GTX 560 Ti GPU has it all: awesome DX11 performance, terrific overclockability, and ultra quiet operation — attributes of the perfect performance GPU," said Drew Henry, general manager of GeForce GPU business at NVIDIA. "With the GTX 560 Ti under the hood, and an awesome library of DX11 titles coming in the very short future, it is truly a great time to be a PC gamer!"

With full support for NVIDIA 3D Vision™ and NVIDIA Surround™ technologies, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU also provides the graphics horsepower and video bandwidth needed to experience more than 500 games and high-definition Blu-ray movies in eye-popping stereoscopic 3D on a single display or spanning across three screens for an immersive gaming environment. And with NVIDIA SLI™ technology, the industry's most scalable multi-GPU platform, gamers will be delighted by the sheer increase in gaming performance by adding a second GeForce GTX 560 Ti to their PC.

With an estimated selling e-tail price starting at $249 USD, the GTX 560 Ti is available starting today from the world's leading add-in card partners, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle, Zotac and others. At launch, there will be a wide assortment of GTX 560 Ti cards available, including those with stock clocks of 822MHz and others that are clocked much higher, including some at 1GHz.

For more information about the GTX 560 Ti, please visit www.geforce.com.