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Gaming Performance Comparison

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

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the GTX 560 and the HD 6850 are equal.

The HD 6850 has a 223 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 560. This results in the HD 6850 providing 12.9 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 HD 6850 has a 223 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Render Output Units than the GTX 560. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the HD 6850 manages to provide 2.7 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 560 was released over a year more recently than the HD 6850, and so the GTX 560 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 6850.

The GTX 560 has 256 MB more video memory than the HD 6850, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 560 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 560 has 0.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6850, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is marginally better than the HD 6850.

The GeForce GTX 560 (OEM) has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 424 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6850 is 372. The GTX 560 having 52 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 6850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 560 (OEM) requires 150 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 6850 Sapphire 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 6850. The HD 6850 has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the GTX 560. The difference is significant enough that the HD 6850 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed552 MHzvs775 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF110Terascale 2 Barts Pro
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date29 Nov 2011vs01 Oct 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed802 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.3GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs960
Actual Shader Performance20%vs18%
Texture Mapping Units44vs48
Texture Rate24.3 GTexel/svs37.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs32
Pixel Rate22.1 GPixel/svs24.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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 (OEM) is, an OEM Only, Performance Graphics Card based on the Fermi 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.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF110 which has 11 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 44 TMUs and 40 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 552MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1.2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 320-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 802Hz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Compared to the regular GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 560 (OEM) Features 4 more SM and a 64-bit larger memory interface.
However, because it is heavily underclocked, it ends up performing worse.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 560 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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.
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