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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Hitman 3 374% 277%
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 190%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 165%
FIFA 21 84% 46%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 308%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 156%
Resident Evil 8 265% 190%
Genshin Impact 265% 190%
Far Cry 6 427% 319%
The Medium 355% 262%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 47 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6850. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 15.4 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 560 Ti has a 47 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6850 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 1.5 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 560 Ti was released less than a year after the HD 6850, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 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 0.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6850, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 Ti is marginally better than the HD 6850.

The Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 631. The GTX 560 Ti having 259 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 Ti delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 6850.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti requires 170 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 6850. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6850 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 560 Ti. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed775 MHzvs822 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Barts ProFermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs25 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
7
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1920x1080
5.5
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6.2
2560x1440
3.7
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4.2
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128GB/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 Units960vs384
Actual Shader Performance18%vs30%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs64
Texture Rate37.2 GTexel/svs52.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate24.8 GPixel/svs26.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-170 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs500 Watts & 31 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1680x1050vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 6850. See the page of the standard edition for more information about it.
There are no new features that affect Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition's gaming performance directly and so its performance is exactly like the one the standard Radeon HD 6850 delivers.
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
GPU Variants
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