Zotac has just announced the release of their new GTX 560 graphics card. Their third release into the GeForce 500 series, this card seems to be poised for the $250 range and ready to blast through some of the heavy GTX 560 competition announced today from companies like EVGA, PNY, Galaxy and MSI.
The Zotac GTX 560Ti should be in the $250 range when released.
This new card is NVIDIA 3D Vision ready, HDMI 1.4a compliant and supports SLI. The card will require a PSU of at least 450 watts and run under load at around 175 watts. My 9800’s run up to 200+ watts so this is not too bad of a power draw.
- Dual dual-link DVI (Up to 2560×1600)
- Mini-HDMI 1.4a w/audio
- HDCP ready
- SLI™ bridge connector (2-way SLI™ ready)
Not liking the connector plate but the picture above shows a cleaner production model.
The full pdf spec sheet is available directly from Zotac.
Specs from their press release:
· New ZOTAC® GeForce® GTX 560 Ti graphics card
· Engine clock: 822 MHz
· 384 unified shaders
· Shader clock: 1645 MHz
· 1GB DDR5 memory
· 256-bit memory interface
· Memory clock: 4000 MHz
· Dual dual-link DVI-I, HDMI 1.4a & DisplayPort outputs
· PCI Express 2.0 interface (Compatible with 1.1)
· Microsoft DirectX® 11 & OpenGL® 4.1 compatible
· NVIDIA® CUDA™, 3D Vision™ Surround & SLI™ ready
· ZOTAC® Boost Premium software bundle included
· Assassin’s Creed™: Brotherhood download voucher bundled
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Download
The Zotac GTX 560 ships with a free download of the latest third-person action-adventure game Assassin’s Creed. The rendering of the Italian backdrop in this great game should do well on this high-powered card when paired with a gaming rig and some decent screen real estate.
Based on the press release, and the early specs, this card should do well for those wanting to try 3D or those who are looking to get into the GeForce 5000 series for the first time.
This card seems just barely off the mark compared to the Galaxy GTX 560 Ti but should impress none the same. Amazon has the Galaxy version listed at $257.50 so we can expect a similar price for the Zotac GTX 560 model.
In addition to Zotac and Galaxy, two other companies are are in the market.