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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 62% 171%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 148%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 43% 140%
Hitman 3 111% 252%
Grand Theft Auto VI 128% 281%
FIFA 21 18% 37%
Far Cry 6 135% 292%
Genshin Impact 62% 171%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 132% 288%
Watch Dogs Legion 56% 161%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 4GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition.

The R9 380 has a 90 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560 Ti. This results in the R9 380 providing 53.3 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 380 has a 90 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R9 380 providing 2.9 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 380 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 560 Ti, and so the R9 380 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 560 Ti when running the latest games.

The R9 380 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 R9 380 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 380 has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the R9 380 is noticeably better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 4GB Edition has 1792 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 380 is 1508 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 691. The R9 380 having 817 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 380 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560 Ti.

The R9 380 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the R9 380 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 4GB Edition requires 190 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 500 Watts for the R9 380.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed990 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Antigua PROFermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs01 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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8.2
1920x1080
8.4
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6.4
2560x1440
6.2
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4.4
3840x2160
4.6
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1375 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth176GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1792vs384
Actual Shader Performance73%vs33%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs64
Texture Rate110.9 GTexel/svs57.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate31.7 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power190 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 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 i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 380 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 990MHz, instead of 970MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB.
While 4GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 4GB are needed, such as gaming above 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU II with 10mm Heatpipe: Exclusive DirectCU II cooling technology outperforms reference designs with an exclusive 10mm heatpipe that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU a first for the industry! The design also includes 1.5X-larger heat-dissipation: this means performance that's 20% cooler three-times (3X) quieter than reference for ultra-stable hardcore gaming with very low noise.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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