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I think it was VRZone that got a small bump in OC by adding some sinks to the voltage area.

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"As the VRM of the N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II is not heatsinked, we found it to be hindering our overclock. Slapping a small heatsink on the MOSFETs immediately raised the ceiling, allowing us to go past 1050MHz for the core."
VR-Zone.com
Ahh, so it does make a difference. Anyone have any recommended heatsinks for the 560 VRM's?
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I vote for MSI.

Since I have them myself

But really, it's true what everybody here said about em'.

Custom, high-quality components and a heck of a cooler to get you to 1GHz core clock speeds. Not to mention it's silent doing all that.

Plus, they look sick xD
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Ahh, so it does make a difference. Anyone have any recommended heatsinks for the 560 VRM's?
Probably not a huge difference, but then you know you want a shot at 1050.

Check frozenpc, sidewinder, jab-tech? Enzo's @ newegg or AC stuff?

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Not to mention it's silent doing all that.
You know, that's actually one of the reasons I decided against it. Well, because I've seen a few reviews mention it being louder than the reference design. I probably could have messed w/ a custom fan profile, but didn't wanna deal w/ any hassles, haha. It does look sick tho...agree there!
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Probably not a huge difference, but then you know you want a shot at 1050.

Check frozenpc, sidewinder, jab-tech? Enzo's @ newegg or AC stuff?
Well, after moving "down" from a GTX 480, I want to squeeze as much performance out of it as I can

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You know, that's actually one of the reasons I decided against it. Well, because I've seen a few reviews mention it being louder than the reference design. I probably could have messed w/ a custom fan profile, but didn't wanna deal w/ any hassles, haha. It does look sick tho...agree there!
Wait... what? Every single review I've seen, unless I'm retarding out now at 4am, has shown all the non-reference designs (at least, the ones with special coolers like Asus, GB, MSI) as quieter and cooler than the reference design. Where have you seen reviews stating that they're louder than reference?
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Its 4am dude! Ill look tomorrow.

Although, I cannot hear the reference fan above my case fans (Sflex 1200rpm).
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Where have you seen reviews stating that they're louder than reference?
It was the Guru test...

41dBA MSI TF2
37dBA Nvidia reference
closed chassis measured over 2 ft away...very real world IMO
guru3d.com

"It gets very loud due to this."
SPCR forums

"...even at only 45%, the fans become fairly noisy."


GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II vs Reference Heatsink Cooler - Skip to 6:53 for noise comparison.

^^That is a NICE looking card...wow! I wonder what kind of temps we'd see if the fan profile matched the reference w/ regard to noise?
post #87 of 109
Ah, good find. Well, according to the previous page on Guru, the TFII seems to keep the 560 6 degrees cooler than the Gigabyte SOC; I wonder how much of that is due to the higher clock speed of the SOC version...

Regardless, if the cooler is that efficient, there's definitely plenty of headroom for optimizing the fan profile for noise. I'm used to running my 480 at 70-75C, so seeing the 560 go into the 60's wouldn't bother me

My card arrives tonight, so I'll get to play with it and see. I might end up picking up another shortly, which basically means I can keep it at stock clocks and not worry about performance. Yay for lower temps!
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70C on a 480? You must not fear noise, lol. My Galaxy 470 got past 90C w/ ease...shut down @ 95C when I pushed to 900Mhz though.
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70C on a 480? You must not fear noise, lol. My Galaxy 470 got past 90C w/ ease...shut down @ 95C when I pushed to 900Mhz though.
Well, the only thing I truly cared about was idle noise, and my case fans are louder than it at %45 fan. When you play a game like BC2 with Klipsch speakers blasting on a 32 player game, you tend to zone out the fan noise Though it did start to get on my nerves, which is part of the reason why I was so relieved at how well the 560 performs that I could justify the switch.

The TFII design seems to have plenty of headroom for noise optimization. I'm probably going to notice my case fans more than the card itself before long

I need this summer to come so I can get into a quieter case...
post #90 of 109
I too "downgraded" from an Asus GTX 480.

For raw horspower, the 480 can't be beat. But suprisingly, I'm not missing it one bit since getting this 560.

Next couple paychecks arrive and it's SLI time!
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