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This card bears the same memory as the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum.

It even has the same memory clock rate:

The cooling system of the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic is more serious, though:

It feature two rather than one fan, and its heatsink is larger and has three 6mm heat pipes.

The fans are the same model as we’ve seen on the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum.

Let’s see how this cooling system copes with its job when the card is running Aliens vs. Predator (2010).

 

Well, the GPU is 81°C hot when the fans are being controlled automatically. That’s the same temperature as the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum had in this test but the two fans are rotating at 2610 rather than 2400 RPM. Considering the identical GPU frequencies and voltages of the two cards, we can only attribute this difference to the extra 48 shader processors and 8 TMUs. At the maximum speed of the fans (4110 RPM) the GPU was 68°C hot.

When running FurMark, the Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic is also neither colder nor quieter than its junior cousin.

The graphics card didn’t show anything exceptional in overclocking: 940/1880 MHz for the GPU and 4820 MHz for the memory chips.

The card’s GPU temperature didn’t change when we overclocked it, but the fans accelerated by 160 RPM.

 
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