Above are basic card profiles to give you an idea of what to expect speed wise, along with the heat and power consumption while performing these tasks.
Notice in the test below that this is total system power consumption. We tried our best to push the load as much as possible on the video card alone and nothing else. We ran FurMark at the highest settings our system would allow. We feel FurMark gives the most reliable readings on GPU load and on how much wattage the card puts out without stressing other components in the system too much. (Total consumption measured at outlet)
For the stock tests the Zotac GTX 560 uses about 15% more power than the GTX 460 at idle. However, at full load we see the 560 gain on the 460 and only use about 5% more power. With our overclocked tests, we have about the same percentages for idle, but it drops down to about 3% more power usage fully loaded. This is a great sign for the GF114 silicon as it is showing great improvements over the older GF104 silicon.
With our decibel testing, we found that the custom cooling solution from Zotac blew away all other contenders! With a rise of only .7dB overall from idle to load decibel levels, the custom cooler shows just how great it really is. Nice work Zotac!