Nvidia’s new mid-range card got a bump in speed from Zotac recently when they released a variant of the GTX 560 Ti. The new mid-range GPU from Nvidia was released a few weeks back to replace the GTX 460. The card includes more CUDA cores and a higher clock speed than last Summer’s 460. The stock core speed of the 560 Ti is 822MHz, but Zotac has squeezed another 128Mhz of processing power out of her, rounding off with an impressive core speed of 950Mhz.
Full specs below:
- Core Clock: 950MHz
- Core Processors: 384 Stream Processors
- Memory Clock: 4400MHz
- Memory Type: GDDR5
- Memory Interface: 256-bit
- Memory Size: 1GB
The new card also comes with a download coupon for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, which has a PC release date of February 22nd. You can get the full low-down over on Zotac’s product page.
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The H55 platform somehow appeared at the end of 2009. It basically is a P55 platform with reduced capabilities (RAID for example), but with the ability to use the integrated Intel HD graphics unit on Intel Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs based in Clarkdale’s architecture. This way, you’re able to build an HTPC with very decent performance and a graphics processor capable of reproducing HD content and some very light gaming on a small case. While this kind of systems were interesting, it wasn’t as interesting as a Mini-ITX sized motherboard. Things finally changed when Zotac’s company finally decided to launch a Mini-ITX H55 platform capable of using Clarkdale’s processors and offering a PCI-e port to add raw gaming power to the PC; the H55ITX-A-E. Today, we’re testing its new successor, the H55ITX-C-E.
Benchmark Reviews recently tested similar products such as the ASRock Core 100HT and the GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 Motherboard. The first one is an all-in-one HTPC system, and it comes equipped with low power consumption parts. However, the H55N-USB3 received our Golden Tachometer award for being a beast inside a small package. The only cons we could manage to talk about were the not included WiFi module, no SATA 3 support, and a PCB which could give us some difficulties in the installation process. It seems Zotac has heard about this and improved their Mini ITX motherboard while adding USB 3-0 support to the H55ITX-C-E. Have a look at their retail’s package:
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