Galaxy GTX 560 Review

By Nimish Sawant | Updated Nov 15 2011
Galaxy GTX 560 Review
DIGIT RATING
80 /100
  • design

    70

  • performance

    70

  • value for money

    80

  • features

    70

  • PROS
  • Excellent pricing
  • Interesting fan design
  • CONS
  • None

Verdict

The best part about the Galaxy GTX 560 is the price. At a mere Rs. 10,290, it is the best price we found amongst any GTX 560 card. EVGA GTX 560 which performs slightly better is priced around Rs.11,900. We are sure the pricing should come under Rs. 10,000 soon. Makes for a good purchase then.

Galaxy GTX 560 detailed review

Features: Galaxy GTX 560 is comparitively lower in specs as compared to the GTX 560 Ti. The GTX 560 is clocked at 810MHz with 336 CUDA cores as opposed to the 384 seen on the 560Ti edition. It has a 256-bit memory interface and houses 1 GB of GDDR5 RAM. It sports two DVI ports and one HDMI port.


Build and Design: It is a dual-slot card having a black coloured plastic shroud. A large fan is placed in the centre over a heatsink. The shroud has minute holes on the front surface and an opening on the right hand side for easy airflow. The build quality if the shroud is pretty decent but the fan looks flimsy.

Performance: Performance wise, the GTX 560Ti overpowers the Galaxy, but it gives scores similar to the MSI GTX 560 and better than MSI HD 6870. Crysis Warhead just about reached 30 FPS at 1920x1080 at Very High settings. So you will need to lower the settings if you plan to increase the AA or AF. The HD 6950 performs slightly better, but when it comes to temperatures, the delta of 31 degrees C for the Galaxy GTX 560 is better than 36 degrees C of the HD 6950.

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

Verdict: The best part about the Galaxy GTX 560 is the price. At a mere Rs. 10,290, it is the best price we found amongst any GTX 560 card. EVGA GTX 560 which performs slightly better is priced around Rs.11,900. We are sure the pricing should come under Rs. 10,000 soon. Makes for a good purchase then.

Price: Rs. 10,290

Score out of 100: 66.5

Features, Specs, Scores

Brand Model

Galaxy GTX560

Type of memory / Memory Clock (MHz)

DDR5 / 1002

Core / Shader Clock (MHz)

810 / 1620

No. of Stream Processors

336 Unified

Memory size (MB) / Memory Interface

1024 / 256-bit

Connects on card

HDMI, 2xDVI-D

Accessories provided

HDMI-Mini HDMI, DVI-VGA, Driver CD

Game Provided
N
Synthetic Benchmarks
3D Mark 11 (Overall)
6076
3D Mark 11 (Graphics)
6331

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

718

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

28.5
Temperature (Load)
64
Temperature (Idle)
33

Game Benchmarks

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

119.72

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

108.36

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

100.67

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

106.99

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

94.25

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

86.29

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

110.9

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

77.2

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

66.5

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

118.1

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

105.1

Crysis Warhead (1280x1024, DX10, Med) Avg

75

Crysis Warhead (1680x1050, DX10, Med) Avg

71

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

36

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

30

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

152.61

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

135.1

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

127.2

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

127.11

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

109.46

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

102.41
Crysis 2 (1920x1080 Hardcore)
48.42
Crysis 2 (1680x1050 Hardcore)
55.73

Galaxy GTX 560 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹10290
Release Date: 15 Nov 2011
Market Status: Launched

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