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Gaming Performance Comparison

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

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

The HD 7970 has a 55 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560 Ti. This results in the HD 7970 providing 64.6 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 55 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 1.8 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 Radeon HD 7970 PowerColor OC Edition has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7970 is 1662 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 691. The HD 7970 having 971 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.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7970.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed955 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Tahiti XTFermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Feb 2012vs01 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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8.2
1920x1080
8.4
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6.4
2560x1440
6.3
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4.4
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4.8
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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1375 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth264GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs384
Actual Shader Performance80%vs33%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs64
Texture Rate122.2 GTexel/svs57.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate30.6 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU500 Watts-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 7970 PowerColor OC Edition is a special Edition of the Radeon HD 7970. See the page of the standard edition for more information.
It features overclocking out of the box in the core-clock which went from 925MHz to 955MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 1.5% performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7970.
GeForce 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.
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