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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 SE (OEM) GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition
Halo: Reach 21% 50%
Cyberpunk 2077 425% 117%
Red Dead Redemption 2 282% 58%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 136% 2%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 282% 58%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 425% 117%
Doom Eternal 229% 36%
Grand Theft Auto VI 484% 142%
FIFA 20 104% 16%
Need For Speed Heat 282% 58%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 SE (OEM).

The GTX 670 has a 244 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. This results in the GTX 670 providing 74.5 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 670 has a 244 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 560. This results in the GTX 670 providing 13.7 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 670 was released less than a year after the GTX 560, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 670 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 670 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 670 has 100.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 670 is massively better than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 SE (OEM) has 288 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 424 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1422. The GTX 670 having 998 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 670 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560.

The GTX 670 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 560. This means that the GTX 670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 560.

The GeForce GTX 560 SE (OEM) requires 150 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed736 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1058 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF114-200-KB-A1Kepler GK104-325-A2
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date30 Mar 2012vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.1
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1600x900
6.9
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
5.3
vs green tick
8.3
2560x1440
3.2
vs green tick
6
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.4

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed957 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth91.9GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB 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 Units288vs1344
Actual Shader Performance20%vs68%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs112
Texture Rate35.3 GTexel/svs109.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units24vs32
Pixel Rate17.7 GPixel/svs31.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 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 i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 560 SE (OEM) is an OEM only, performance Graphics Card still based on the 2010 Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF114 Core and offers 288 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 24 ROPs on a 192-bit memory interface of 1GB GDDR5. The central clock runs at 736MHz and the memory clock operates at 957MHz. Expect a power consumption of up to 150 Watt.
GeForce GTX 560 SE is also known as GeForce GTX 555 and was later tweaked and released as GeForce GT 645. This Graphics Card can be paired with any average Quad Core CPU.
GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 670. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increase in the core-clock that went from 915MHz to 980MHz while the Turbo Boost is now of 1058MHz. A 20% more effective cooler is also included.
The performance boost is significant and around 5% when compared to the standard GTX 670.
Most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
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