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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition
Halo: Reach 14% 8%
Cyberpunk 2077 270% 297%
Red Dead Redemption 2 169% 189%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 66% 78%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 169% 189%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 270% 297%
Doom Eternal 131% 149%
Grand Theft Auto VI 311% 342%
FIFA 20 43% 54%
Need For Speed Heat 169% 189%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition.

The HD 6870 has a 78 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti, but the GTX 560 Ti has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6870. As a result, the GTX 560 Ti exhibits a 2.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 6870. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 6870 has a 78 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 560 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 6870 providing 2.5 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 HD 6870 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 560 Ti has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 6870, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 6870 has superior memory performance.

The HD 6870 has 6.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 560 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6870 is marginally better than the GTX 560 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition has 1120. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 631 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6870 is 504. The GTX 560 Ti having 127 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 6870 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 560 Ti and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6870. 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 Speed822 MHzvs900 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-400-A1Terascale 2 Barts XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date25 Jan 2011vs01 Nov 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
8
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1920x1080
6.3
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2560x1440
4.2
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1050 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.3GB/secvs134.4GB/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 Units384vs1120
Actual Shader Performance30%vs24%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs56
Texture Rate52.6 GTexel/svs50.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate26.3 GPixel/svs28.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power170 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560 Ti created by Gainward. It doesn't have any new features. Read below to know more.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock Remains the Same and the Frame Buffer Remain was doubled to 2GB - this is a gimmick and does not benefit the GPU in any way.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by Gainward's Phantom Cooling Solution.

Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
Radeon HD 6870 PowerColor 1GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon HD 6870. See its page for more information about it.
It has no new features and so it can be addressed as a renamed Radeon HD 6870. Therefore its performance is exactly like the standard's.
Recommended CPU
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