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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 171% 235%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 171% 235%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 153% 213%
Cyberpunk 2077 272% 360%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 272% 360%
Borderlands 3 186% 254%
FIFA 20 44% 79%
The Outer Worlds 148% 207%
eFootball PES 2020 85% 129%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 310% 407%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 48 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 10.5 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 48 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 14.1 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, 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.

The GTX 650 Ti has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 560 has 57.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is much better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 626 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 753. The GTX 650 Ti having 127 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 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed932 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Kepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date19 May 2011vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1122 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth143.6GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs768
Actual Shader Performance30%vs36%
Texture Mapping Units56vs64
Texture Rate52.2 GTexel/svs62.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate29.8 GPixel/svs15.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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 Sparkle Calibe DF 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by Sparkle.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 932MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1122MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
The new upgraded versions of X560 Ti DF and X560 DF are equipped with brand new Cool Pro thermal modules. Most importantly, the exclusive 9cm Ball Bearing Fans operate stably even at high speed and avoid problems such as increase in noise and fan failures caused by bearing’s wear and tear, effectively taking away the heat generated by graphics card. Furthermore, this cooler incorporates two high-performance 8mm copper heat pipes which enable optimum heat transfer, obtaining obvious performance upgrade in cooling.

Benchmarks Indicate a 13% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
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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