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The next diagram shows very clearly the advantages of a GeForce GTX 560 SLI configuration over a single graphics card:

Note that the performance gain from the use of an SLI configuration is not as obvious and impressive as in case of a CRossFireX system, but nevertheless, two GeForce GTX 560 cards are on average 71% faster without MSAA and 80% faster with MSAA across the board. Nvidia SLI technology is the most efficient in such titles as BattleForge: Lost Souls, Sid Meier's Civilization V and Total War: Shogun 2, and the least efficient in Aliens vs. Predator (2010) and DiRT 3.

If you would like to see more detailed results, please check out the following table.


All three graphics cards discussed in our today’s article have a lot in common. They have the same graphics processor and identical amount of video memory onboard (1 GB), very similar accessories and very close performance. Therefore, if the difference in physical dimensions are not among the top criteria on your list, you should pay special attention to such aspects as efficiency of the cooling system, noise and price. In the first two aspect Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ultra Durable is the indisputable leader, even despite a weird issue with FurMark test. Strange as it might seem, but Gigabyte graphics card even costs less than the other two testing participants: it is selling for $190, while EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked comes at a little higher price of $195, and MSI GeForce N560GTX Twin Frozr II-OC – at $217. Of course, this is very small difference, but it is again in Gigabyte’s favor.

In conclusion we are proud to award Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ultra Durable with our Recommended Buy title:

Anyway, we hope that our today’s article will help you find a GeForce GTX 560 to your liking.

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