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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition Radeon HD 4650 Asus Low Profile Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1159%
Halo: Reach 11% 300%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1629%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1159%
Doom Eternal 141% 982%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1629%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 89% 52%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1824%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 1629%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 676%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 4650 Asus Low Profile Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 4650. This results in the GTX 560 providing 32.6 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 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the HD 4650. This results in the GTX 560 providing 24.8 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 4650, 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 4650.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 4650 Asus Low Profile Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 560 has 121.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 4650, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is massively better than the HD 4650.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4650 Asus Low Profile Edition has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the HD 4650 is 125. The GTX 560 having 497 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 4650.

The GTX 560 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 4650. This means that the GTX 560 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 4650.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 4650 Asus Low Profile Edition requires 48 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 4650. The GTX 560 requires 102 Watts more than the HD 4650 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 560 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 4650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1R700 RV730PRO
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 May 2011vs01 Sep 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.9
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3.9
1920x1080
6.1
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2.7
2560x1440
4.1
green tick vs
1.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.3

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs320
Actual Shader Performance30%vs6%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs32
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs19.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs8
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs4.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs48 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs400 Watts & 24 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1280x720

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 925MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1050MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU II: Copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU to speed up heat dissipation for over 20% cooler performance, DirectCU II takes cooling further with twin 80mm fans for doubled airflow.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
Radeon HD 4650 Asus Low Profile Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon HD 4650.
This edition comes optimized for lower noise production but has no overclocking out of the box and so it performs like any other Radeon HD 4650.
Recommended CPU
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