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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 184% 265%
Hitman 3 270% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 160% 233%
Resident Evil 8 184% 265%
FIFA 21 43% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 300% 413%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 152% 223%
The Medium 255% 355%
Genshin Impact 184% 265%
Far Cry 6 311% 427%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition 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 GTX 560 Ti has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 6850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 560 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

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 GeForce GTX 560 Ti Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 631 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372. 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 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 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 6850. 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 MHzvs775 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-400-A1Terascale 2 Barts Pro
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date25 Jan 2011vs01 Oct 2010
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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5.5
2560x1440
4.2
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1002 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.3GB/secvs128GB/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 Units384vs960
Actual Shader Performance30%vs18%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs48
Texture Rate52.6 GTexel/svs37.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate26.3 GPixel/svs24.8 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 Resolution1600x900vs1680x1050

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 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.
Recommended CPU
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