ASUS ENGTX560 Review

By Nimish Sawant | Updated Nov 15 2011
ASUS ENGTX560 Review
DIGIT RATING
80 /100
  • design

    80

  • performance

    70

  • value for money

    80

  • features

    70

  • PROS
  • Sturdily built to keep temperatures lower
  • Factory overclocked
  • CONS
  • Priced very close to the GTX 560 Ti

Verdict

ASUS ENGTX560 is a good card, and you get great frame rates at HD settings. You can also stretch beyond the 1080p setting in games such as FarCry2 and DIRT 3. Pricing is higher than the Galaxy GTX 560. If you can spend more, then it is ideal to go for a GTX 560Ti, as you get more raw power upfront.

ASUS ENGTX560 detailed review

Features: ASUS ENGTX560 is the factory overclocked version of the GTX 560. It is another interesting looking card with two fans upfront surrounded by the black and red metal design. This card comes with the DC nomenclature which means Direct Copper. What it means is that there are two copper pipes which are in direct contact with the GPU which helps in dissipating heat faster.


Design and Build: The ASUS ENGTX560 is built of sturdy metal and the frame around the fans is quite strong. The fans are placed atop a heat sink. The red lines onto the dark brown metal makes the card look very attractive and the open frame design bundled with the heat pipes allow faster heat dissipation.

Performance: As seen from the graphs, the only competition to the ASUS ENGTX560 is from the GTX 560 Ti's which was kind of expected as the number of stream processors is higher in the 560 Ti than the GTX 560. The ASUS card thanks to the factory overclock performed better than Galaxy GTX 560 in most benchmarks.IN STALKER: Call of Pripyat, Crysis Warhear and Crysis 2 benchmarks the ASUS card and HIS HD 6950 performed at par. Amongst all the cards, it has the lowest idle temperature and the delta is around 34 degrees C which is slightly higher than Galaxy's 31 degrees which is again understandable owing to the overclock.

Refer to the gallery to view benchmarks, as well as the below table.

Verdict: ASUS ENGTX560 is a good card, and you get great frame rates at HD settings. You can also stretch beyond the 1080p setting in games such as FarCry2 and DIRT 3. Pricing is higher than the Galaxy GTX 560. If you can spend more, then it is ideal to go for a GTX 560Ti, as you get more raw power upfront.

Score Out of 100: 73.1

Price: Rs.12,800

Features, Specs, Scores

Brand Model

ASUS GTX 560

Type of memory / Memory Clock (MHz) GDDR5 / 1050
Core / Shader Clock (MHz)

925 / 1850

No. of Stream Processors
336
Memory size (MB) / Memory Interface

1024 / 256-bit

Connects on card

Mini HDMI, 2xDVI-D

Accessories provided

1x mini HDMI to HDMI adapter, 1xVGA to DVI adapter, 2x molex to 6-pin adapter

Game Provided
N
Synthetic Benchmarks
3D Mark 11 (Overall)
6661
3D Mark 11 (Graphics)
7118

Unigine Heaven v2.5 (1680x1050, 4xAF, Max Shader, Extreme Tesellation) Score

805

Unigine Heaven v2.5 (1680x1050, 4xAF, Max Shader, Extreme Tesellation) Frame rate

32
Temperature (Load)
64
Temperature (Idle)
30

Game Benchmarks

FarCry 2 (1280x1024, Ultra High, No AA) Avg

128.17

FarCry 2 (1680x1050, Ultra High, No AA) Avg

119.16

FarCry 2 (1920x1080, Ultra High, No AA) Avg

110.66

FarCry 2 (1280x1024, Ultra High, 4xAA) Avg

116.13

FarCry 2 (1680x1050, Ultra High, 4xAA) Avg

103.47

FarCry 2 (1920x1080, Ultra High, 4xAA) Avg

95.1

S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat (Day, 1680x1050, No AA, DX11, Ultra Detail) Avg

123.2

S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat (Day, 1680x1050, 4x AA, DX11, Ultra Detail) Avg

84

S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat (Day, 1920x1080, 4xAA, DX11, Ultra Detail) Avg

74.4

Resident Evil (1680x1050, 4xAA, Motion Blur on)

125.5

Resident Evil (1920x1080, 4xAA, Motion Blur on)

116.2

Crysis Warhead (1280x1024, DX10, Med) Avg

77

Crysis Warhead (1680x1050, DX10, Med) Avg

73

Crysis Warhead (1680x1050, DX10, Very High) Avg

39

Crysis Warhead (1920x1080, DX10, Very High) Avg

35

Dirt 3 (1280x1024, No AA, Details Medium) Avg

159.72

Dirt 3 (1680x1050, No AA, Details Medium) Avg

148.54

Dirt 3 (1920x1080, No AA, Details Medium) Avg

136.01

Dirt 3 (1280x1024, 4x AA, Details High) Avg

145.13

Dirt 3 (1680x1050, 4x AA, Details High) Avg

125.01

Dirt 3 (1920x1080, 4x AA, Details High) Avg

115.12
Crysis 2 (1920x1080 Hardcore)
54.05
Crysis 2 (1680x1050 Hardcore)
62.91

 

ASUS ENGTX560 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹12800
Release Date: 15 Nov 2011
Market Status: Launched

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