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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 270X Crossfire GeForce GTX 560 SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 109%
Hitman 3 58% 172%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 11% 91%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 7% 85%
FIFA 21 39% 6%
Grand Theft Auto VI 71% 194%
Far Cry 6 76% 203%
Genshin Impact 21% 109%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 74% 200%
Battlefield 6 58% 172%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 SLI.

The R9 270X has a 190 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. This results in the R9 270X providing 69.3 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 R9 270X has a 190 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R9 270X providing 12.2 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 R9 270X was released over a year more recently than the GTX 560, and so the R9 270X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 560.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The R9 270X has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 270X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 270X has 102.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the GTX 560.

The Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 SLI has 672. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 1089. The R9 270X having 1196 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 270X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560.

The R9 270X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560. This means that the R9 270X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560.

The Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 560 SLI requires 300 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 560. The R9 270X requires 60 Watts more than the GTX 560 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs810 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)Fermi GF114-325-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs17 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900 - vs green tick
9.1
1920x1080
9.6
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7.3
2560x1440 - vs green tick
5.3
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1001 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth358.4GB/secvs256.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs672
Actual Shader Performance100%vs52%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs112
Texture Rate160 GTexel/svs90.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate64 GPixel/svs51.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs4
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power360 Wattsvs300 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Wattsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R9 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Overview
GeForce GTX 560 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 560 put together using NVIDIA's SLI Technology.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture was first manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed GF114-325-A1 which, together, offer 672 Shader Processing Units, 12 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 810MHz.

Memory
Each GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1002MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption should not surpass 300W.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Performance Similar to a Single GeForce GTX 580.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 560 SLI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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