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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti Phantom 1GB Edition
Halo: Reach 57% 16%
Cyberpunk 2077 84% 263%
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 164%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 17% 63%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 34% 164%
Doom Eternal 15% 127%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 84% 263%
Grand Theft Auto VI 105% 303%
FIFA 20 29% 41%
Need For Speed Heat 34% 164%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Phantom 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 205 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590, but the GTX 590 has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560 Ti. As a result, the GTX 590 exhibits a 27.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 560 Ti. 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 205 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590, but the GTX 590 has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 560 Ti. As a result, the GTX 590 exhibits a 33.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 560 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 590 was released less than a year after the GTX 560 Ti, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 590 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 590 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 590 has 200.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 590 is massively better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Phantom 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 641. The GTX 590 having 649 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 590 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition requires 365 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti Phantom 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed630 MHzvs835 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF110-351-A1Fermi GF114-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date24 Mar 2011vs01 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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8.1
1920x1080
8.9
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6.3
2560x1440
6.6
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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed864 MHzvs1025 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth331.8GB/secvs131.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs384
Actual Shader Performance62%vs31%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs64
Texture Rate80.6 GTexel/svs53.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs32
Pixel Rate60.5 GPixel/svs26.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power365 Watts-
Recommended PSU700 Watts & 46 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 i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHzvsIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper is a special edition of the dual-graphics solution GeForce GTX 590.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that went from 608MHz to 630MHz and in the operating memory clock, which is now of 864MHz. Furthermore, it features a new cooling system which keeps the card cool under load.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference card and so it proves to be faster than GeForce GTX 680.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Phantom 1GB 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 an increase in the core and memory clocks that went from 822MHz to 835MHz and from 1002MHz to 1025MHz, respectively, and a new cooling system.
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance gain when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
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