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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 184% 46%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 160% 34%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 152% 29%
FIFA 21 43% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 300% 105%
Hitman 3 270% 90%
Genshin Impact 184% 46%
Far Cry 6 311% 111%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 308% 109%
Watch Dogs Legion 174% 41%

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 Twin Frozr II 2GB.

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 2048 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 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 631 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1806. 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 but there is no entry for the GTX 560 Ti. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 560 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed822 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1176 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF114-400-A1Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date01 May 2011vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
8
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10
1920x1080
6.3
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8.8
2560x1440
4.2
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6.4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.3GB/secvs192.3GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs1536
Actual Shader Performance30%vs87%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs128
Texture Rate52.6 GTexel/svs142.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate26.3 GPixel/svs35.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-195 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 42 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 i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB Edition is a special edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 560 Ti. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include twice as much video memory and a new cooling system.
This GPU does not seem to benefit overall from extra memory and so its performance is on level with the standard GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
GeForce 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.
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