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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Cyberpunk 2077 46% 190%
Hitman 3 90% 277%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 34% 165%
Resident Evil 8 46% 190%
FIFA 21 26% 46%
Grand Theft Auto VI 105% 308%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 29% 156%
Genshin Impact 46% 190%
The Medium 82% 262%
Far Cry 6 111% 319%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

The GTX 680 has a 288 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560 Ti. This results in the GTX 680 providing 89.5 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 680 has a 288 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 680 providing 9.2 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 GTX 680 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 560 Ti, and so the GTX 680 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 GTX 680 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 GTX 680 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 680 has 64 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 680 is much better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1806 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 631. The GTX 680 having 1175 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 680 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GTX 680 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560 Ti. This means that the GTX 680 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition requires 195 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti requires 170 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 560 Ti. The GTX 680 requires 25 Watts more than the GTX 560 Ti to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 680 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 560 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1110 MHzvs822 MHz
Boost Clock1176 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-400-A2Fermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 May 2012vs25 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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8
1920x1080
8.8
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6.2
2560x1440
6.4
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4.2
3840x2160
4.7
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs128.3GB/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 Units1536vs384
Actual Shader Performance87%vs30%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs64
Texture Rate142.1 GTexel/svs52.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate35.5 GPixel/svs26.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power195 Wattsvs170 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 31 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 i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.
Overview
GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture was first manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF114-400-A1 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 822MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1002Hz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 170W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Performance
GeForce GTX 560 Ti competes with Radeon HD 6870 and proves to be around 5% faster.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 560 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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