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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 171%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 148%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 140%
Hitman 3 107% 252%
Grand Theft Auto VI 124% 281%
FIFA 21 20% 37%
Far Cry 6 130% 292%
Genshin Impact 59% 171%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 128% 288%
Watch Dogs Legion 54% 161%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition.

The GTX 680 has a 106 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560 Ti. This results in the GTX 680 providing 71.2 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 GTX 680 has a 106 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 680 providing 3.4 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 GTX 680 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 560 Ti, and so the GTX 680 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 GTX 680 has 3072 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 GTX 680 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 680 has 64.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 680 is much better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1625 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 691. The GTX 680 having 934 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 680 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GTX 680 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the GTX 680 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition requires 195 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1006 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock1058 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-400-A2Fermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date22 May 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
6.1
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4.4
3840x2160
4.5
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs384
Actual Shader Performance78%vs33%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs64
Texture Rate128.8 GTexel/svs57.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate32.2 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 Power195 Watts-
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 38 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.

Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Gainward 2GB Edition has no improvements and so it performs like the reference card.
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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