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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Ti EVGA 2GB Edition Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition
Grand Theft Auto VI 300% 333%
New World 152% 172%
Resident Evil 8 270% 300%
The Ascent 397% 437%
Battlefield 2042 270% 300%
Far Cry 6 311% 345%
FIFA 22 43% 55%
Halo Infinite 270% 300%
Forza Horizon 5 124% 142%
Age of Empires IV 184% 207%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti EVGA 2GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition.

The HD 7790 has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560 Ti. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the HD 7790 manages to provide 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 HD 7790 has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti, but the GTX 560 Ti has 16 more Render Output Units than the HD 7790. As a result, the GTX 560 Ti exhibits a 9.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7790. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7790 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 560 Ti, and so the HD 7790 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 EVGA 2GB Edition and the Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB 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 Ti has 25.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7790, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 Ti is slightly better than the HD 7790.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti EVGA 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 631 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7790 is 963. The HD 7790 having 332 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 560 Ti performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 7790 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the HD 7790 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti EVGA 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 560 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed822 MHzvs1075 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-400-A1GCN 1.0 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date10 Nov 2011vs22 Mar 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
8
green tick vs
7.9
1920x1080
6.3
green tick vs
6
2560x1440
4.2
vs green tick
4.3
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.6

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1600 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.3GB/secvs102.4GB/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 Units384vs896
Actual Shader Performance30%vs46%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs56
Texture Rate52.6 GTexel/svs60.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate26.3 GPixel/svs17.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power170 Watts-
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i3-3250 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 560 Ti EVGA 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560 Ti, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB.
While 2GB are needed in a few Modern Games for increased texture detail, the GPU is not powerful enough to work under other circumstances in which 2GB are needed, such as gaming at 1080p and thus a larger frame buffer is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate b>no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the performance Radeon HD 7790.
This edition comes with a cooling solution called DirectCU II, which achieves 20% lower temps and vastly quieter performance than reference with direct-contact copper heatpipes and dual fans, according to Asus. It also comes overclocked out of the box in the core-clock to 1075MHz and on the memory clock to 1600MHz, though the latter might prove useless, as this card might not benefit from extra bandwidth.
The 2GB framer buffer proves useless and Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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