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Performance

The test results referring to Nvidia- and AMD-based graphics cards are colored green and red accordingly. The EVGA card’s results are colored turquoise. Let’s see how it performs in benchmarks.

3DMark Vantage

The first synthetic benchmark gives an impressive score to the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win. The new card is 80% faster than the regular GeForce GTX 560 Ti in the Performance mode and over 100% faster in the heavier Extreme mode. The GeForce GTX 580 falls behind as well. It is 28.5% and 40.8% slower than the EVGA in the two test modes, making the latter card a much more attractive buy.

3DMark 2011

The EVGA enjoys an even more impressive advantage over its opponents in the newer version of 3DMark. This dual-processor card seems to be ideally suited to synthetic benchmarks and has no competitors in its price category.

Unigine Heaven Demo

The EVGA is over 100% faster than the regular GeForce GTX 560 Ti in Unigine Heaven Demo, boasting excellent scalability. It is also 32 to 37% ahead of the GeForce GTX 580, depending on the resolution and graphics quality mode. So, the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win is perfect in synthetic benchmarks. Let’s see what it can do in real games.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Well, everything is splendid for the EVGA card here. It beats the regular GeForce GTX 560 Ti by 90% or more and leaves the GeForce GTX 580 behind by 26-27% in three out of the four test modes. It is only at 2560x1600 with FSAA that the GTX 580 is as fast as the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win both in average and bottom speed. The dual-processor card obviously feels a lack of graphics memory in that mode whereas the GTX 580 can use as many as 3 gigabytes. Take note of the high bottom speed of the EVGA card. It is not going to be that high in some of the other games from my list.

Left 4 Dead 2

The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win is simply unrivalled in Left 4 Dead 2. Bravo, EVGA!

Metro 2033: The Last Refuge

The game produced the same results irrespective of whether I enabled FSAA or not. Therefore I tested the graphics cards in the FSAA-less mode only.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win seems to be doing fine in Metro 2033: The Last Refuge, yet there is one disturbing thing you can note. Its bottom speed is no higher than that of the single-GPU cards. I didn’t observe image tearing or any other defects with the EVGA card in this game, though.

 
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