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Performance in Simulators

F1 2010

Our best overclocking provides a 22% performance boost to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti at 2560x1600. This is good, especially as the higher average frame rate may be useful in ensuring your comfort because the reference card produces only 30 fps. There is no point in putting your GeForce GTX 560 Ti under stress conditions at the low resolutions, though. The frame rate is at a playable level without any overclocking there.

Performance in Strategies

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

The MSI card is the only one to deliver a bottom speed of 20 fps and more at 2560x1600. Although its frame rate of 22 fps is not really satisfactory, it does ensure a higher level of comfort than the reference GeForce GTX 560 Ti which can only give you 16 fps. Besides, the overclocked MSI is competitive to the more expensive GeForce GTX 570 across all resolutions and beats the Radeon HD 6950. That’s a nice reward for our overclocking efforts especially as we didn't have to use any extreme overclocking methods like GPU volt-modding or something.

Total War: Shogun 2

This game makes us choose between FSAA and a full set of special effects. We prefer to enable the effects at the expense of FSAA.

This test highlights the benefits you can enjoy by overclocking your GeForce GTX 560 Ti. The reference version of that card can barely keep the frame rate above 20 fps even at 1600x900. There is no reserve of speed at all. However, when the card is overclocked even a little, like our Zotac, the bottom speed grows up to 30 fps, allowing you to play without any slowdowns. Moreover, it is going to be uncomfortable to play the game on a GeForce GTX 560 Ti without overclocking it. The Ultra HD modes should be enjoyed on a higher-class graphics card, though.

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