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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 169% 235%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 169% 235%
Cyberpunk 2077 270% 360%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 23% 53%
FIFA 20 43% 79%
The Outer Worlds 124% 179%
Borderlands 3 184% 254%
Need For Speed Heat 169% 235%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 270% 360%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 152% 213%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 158 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 560 Ti. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 10.1 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 650 Ti has a 158 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti, but the GTX 560 Ti has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. As a result, the GTX 560 Ti exhibits a 10.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 650 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 650 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 560 Ti, and so the GTX 650 Ti 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 GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 560 Ti has 41.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 Ti is noticeably better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 631 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 753. The GTX 650 Ti having 122 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 560 Ti performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 650 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the GTX 650 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 560 Ti. The GTX 560 Ti requires 20 Watts more than the GTX 650 Ti to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 560 Ti to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 650 Ti.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed822 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-400-A1Kepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date25 Jan 2011vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
8
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7.1
1920x1080
6.3
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5.6
2560x1440
4.2
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3.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.4

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.3GB/secvs86.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs768
Actual Shader Performance30%vs36%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs64
Texture Rate52.6 GTexel/svs62.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate26.3 GPixel/svs15.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power170 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560 Ti created by Gainward. It doesn't have any new features. Read below to know more.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock Remains the Same and the Frame Buffer Remain was doubled to 2GB - this is a gimmick and does not benefit the GPU in any way.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by Gainward's Phantom Cooling Solution.

Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
This edition features a new and better cooling system called DirectCU II with that utilizes direct contact copper heatpipes so heat is dissipated efficiently, delivering a 20% cooler and vastly quieter performance than reference according to Asus and an increase in the central clock that went from 928MHz to 980MHz. The Memory clock was left untouched.
This edition performs better than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB because it's higher clocked and not because of the extra video memory.
Benchmarks indicate there's a 2.5% boost when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Consumers will want to get the TOP version for superior performance.
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