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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition Quadro FX 4600
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1561%
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1109%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 646%
Halo: Reach 11% 284%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1561%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1109%
FIFA 20 49% 544%
Doom Eternal 141% 940%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1747%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 1109%

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 Nvidia Quadro FX 4600.

The GTX 560 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 4600, and so the GTX 560 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 4600 when running the latest games.

The GTX 560 has 256 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 4600, 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 67.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro FX 4600, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is much better than the Quadro FX 4600.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 4600 has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 4600 is 56. The GTX 560 having 566 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 Quadro FX 4600.

The GTX 560 transistor size technology is 50 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 4600. This means that the GTX 560 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 4600.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 4600 requires 134 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Quadro FX 4600. The GTX 560 requires 16 Watts more than the Quadro FX 4600 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 560 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Quadro FX 4600.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1G80GL
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 May 2011vs05 Mar 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.9
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1920x1080
6.1
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2560x1440
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs768 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs67.2GB/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 Units336vs112
Actual Shader Performance30%vs3%
Technology40nmvs90nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs-
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs134 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

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
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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.
A revolutionary unified architecture, NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 and 4600 graphics boards deliver optimized application performance. Combining the industry's most advanced feature set, including largest frame buffers, with a C programming environment, Quadro solutions solve the most complex problems. The reference standard for Shader Model 4.0, Quadro FX 5600 and 4600 enables next generation applications with unprecedented image quality.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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