Sneak Peek of GeForce GTX 560 with Duke, Alice Madness Returns, and Dungeon Siege III

May 13, 2011

By Jimmy Thang

Disclaimer:

This story is a sneak peek of the GeForce GTX 560 running three upcoming games. Check back to GeForce.com on Tuesday May 17th at 6:00 a.m. PDT when the card releases for complete product details and specific pricing information. This article will also be updated with detailed comparative benchmarks on the GPU's launch day.

Introduction

According to Valve's hardware survey results, the 2008-released GeForce 9800 GT is the most popular graphics card used on Steam. While many gamers are still using three-year-old GPUs, interestingly enough, Valve's data also states that the most popular gaming resolution, by a vast majority, is 1920x1080 (21.1%). This discrepancy in what hardware the majority of people have versus what resolutions their displays support presents an interesting predicament. Essentially, users running 9800 GTs and even older graphics cards would have to make compromises in performance, graphical settings, or both to play games at such a high resolution. With the price of large 1920x1080-capable monitors dropping like flies, the popularity of HD gaming will only continue to grow, and because we wanted gamers to be able to play modern games at 1920x1080, the way they were meant to be played, we have designed the affordable GeForce GTX 560.

Situated between the GeForce GTX 460 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti in terms of price and performance (for detailed pricing information, check a local retailer/etailer near you when the card launches on May 17th), the GeForce GTX 560 allows gamers to effectively play the latest and greatest games at 1920x1080 whilst simultaneously enabling the use of GPU-intensive features such as NVIDIA 3D Vision and PhysX. Furthermore, with two GTX 560s, owners can run games at the ultra-wide 5760x1080 resolution in NVIDIA Surround.

In this article, we will be previewing the GTX 560 running three upcoming, highly-anticipated games — Duke Nukem Forever, Alice: Madness Returns, and Dungeon Siege III — with all the aforementioned bells and whistles enabled. Furthermore, we will show you the card powering these games with smooth playable framerates on the next few pages.

To see a video teaser of the GeForce GTX 560 playing the latest and greatest games, click play on the video below.

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