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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 196% 265%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 171% 233%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 162% 223%
FIFA 21 49% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 317% 413%
Hitman 3 285% 374%
Genshin Impact 196% 265%
Far Cry 6 329% 427%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 325% 423%
Watch Dogs Legion 186% 252%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 3 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 7.6 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 GTX 650 Ti has a 3 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560, but the GTX 560 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. As a result, the GTX 560 exhibits a 14.8 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 less than a year after the GTX 560, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition 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 has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is noticeably better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 713. The GTX 650 Ti having 91 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 560 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. This means that the GTX 650 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs928 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Kepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date19 May 2011vs10 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.9
green tick vs
7
1920x1080
6.1
green tick vs
5.5
2560x1440
4.1
green tick vs
3.7
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.4

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/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 Units336vs768
Actual Shader Performance30%vs34%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs64
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs59.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs14.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 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 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 925MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1050MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU II: Copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU to speed up heat dissipation for over 20% cooler performance, DirectCU II takes cooling further with twin 80mm fans for doubled airflow.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class.
This edition has no new features and so it performs exactly like the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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