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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 171% 59%
Hitman 3 252% 107%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 148% 45%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 140% 41%
FIFA 21 37% 20%
Grand Theft Auto VI 281% 124%
Far Cry 6 292% 130%
Genshin Impact 171% 59%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 288% 128%
Battlefield 6 252% 107%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition.

The HD 7970 has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560 Ti. This results in the HD 7970 providing 70.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 7970 has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 7970 providing 3.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7970 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 560 Ti, and so the HD 7970 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 560 Ti.

The HD 7970 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 560 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7970 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7970 has 136 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7970 is massively better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 691 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7970 is 1741. The HD 7970 having 1050 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 7970 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560 Ti.

The HD 7970 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the HD 7970 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition requires 230 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 560 Ti. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the HD 7970, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 560 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-400-A1GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date01 Jan 2011vs12 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
8.2
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
6.4
vs green tick
8.4
2560x1440
4.4
vs green tick
6.3
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.8

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1375 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/secvs264GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs2048
Actual Shader Performance33%vs84%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs128
Texture Rate57.6 GTexel/svs128 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate28.8 GPixel/svs32 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-230 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is one of the many special editions of GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
The new features include a new cooling system and an increase in the core-clock from 822MHz to 900MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is around 5% better than the standard edition.
Radeon HD 7970 OC GigaByte Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
The only different we found was the slightly raised core-clock which went from 925MHz to 1000MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.
Therefore, all games, including very demanding ones, should be fully playable at max settings and with very attractive resolutions.
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