Gigabyte GTX 560 1GB Graphics Card

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Introduction to the Gigabyte GTX 560 (GV-N56GOC-1GI)

It seems it’s that time of the year where we will see a fair number of video card releases. It may sound like I am saying that as if it's a bad thing, but it is quite the opposite. It is great having new technology released, price gaps filled and old cards being replaced. I think it's fair to say that we all love this industry for it's fast pace, and is why we choose to read about it every single day.

So as a new day dawns, we see yet another mid-range GPU being released; the new Nvidia GTX 560. Equipped with reference clock speeds, this new card runs at a respectable 830MHz on the core clock and 1GB of GDDR5 memory running at 2004MHz (4008MHz effective) fed by a 256bit bus. Last, but not least, the 336 CUDA cores which scream along at 1660MHz.

The first model we get to play with today is the one from our friends at Gigabyte. Follow along as we dig into it and test it's metal against the competition.