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post #1 of 70
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Hey there guys.
I just purchased a reference GTX 560 ti made by Gainward.... or at least that's what I thought. Turns out the standard clocked, relatively standard looking Gainward card is anything but standard.

Here's the difference:
- The PCB itself is 2,5-4cm shorter than the regular PCB
- The PCB is RED?!?!?! frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif
- No cooling whatsoever for the VRM or RAM
- "Warranty void if removed" sticker is covering one of the gpu cooler screws... that really disappointed me.

On the bright side, it does earn me 12,5k ppd on my GPU-3 client biggrin.gif

Anyway, I am definitely returning this next week, in exchange for a eVGA 560.

Just wanted to warn you guys that you should stay away from Gainward GTX 5xx cards. frown.gif
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post #2 of 70
Does not sound reference. XFX did something similar to all this with their version of the 4890.
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post #3 of 70
That's it? I hit that ppd on my 460s. How well does it oc?
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post #4 of 70
Gainward does this all the time. When the 460s came out they were tiny things.
post #5 of 70
Aren't the Palit cards the exact same usually?
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post #6 of 70
Almost all gainward low and mid range card uses custom pcb, did you not look at their official site first before ordering it? Also note that most cards besides the nvidia one removed the over current protection so might wanna avoid pumping too much voltage and running very stressful tests on them.
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post #7 of 70
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Didn't really do proper research, and I don't know how well it OC's. Don't even wanna OC it, I am returning it so why bother...
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post #8 of 70
Gainward/Palit (and they're similar to Galaxy in this regard) sometimes make some really cool, innovative stuff ... for example the new Phantom 570's are sweet. However, their 'entry level' gear seems to often be non-reference, and perhaps also often a step-down from the partners who tend to sell the reference stuff ... from what I've seen anyways.
    
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Originally Posted by brettjv;12355156 
their 'entry level' gear seems to often be non-reference, and perhaps also often a step-down from the partners who tend to sell the reference stuff ... from what I've seen anyways.

My exact point. It sucks.
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post #10 of 70
well the 560 from gainward share same pcb as the 460. ofc is not reference design but done by gainward itself. however there is waterblock for it. ek made such thing for 460 but due to same pcb it fits on 560 to. also the 560 from gainward is VERY short wink.gif
about overclocking the 460 from gainward oced very nicely wink.gif 560 should do same thing.
what rly sux in that card is RED pcb :S lol
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